Kurnool: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday made the public take a pledge to go in for cashless transactions and wanted them to appreciate the government for taking up several welfare measures for their benefit.
Addressing the gathering after inaugurating the Janmabhoomi–Maa Vooru programme at Thadakanapalli village of Kallur mandal in Kurnool district, he said that cashless transactions was the best alternative to overcome the present financial crisis post demonetisation. Stating that every individual in the State should have a mobile phone for cashless transactions, Naidu said he would direct the Kurnool Collector to provide financial assistance for people to purchase mobile phones. He said the government would provide a subsidy of Rs 1,000 to villagers to purchase mobile phones.
He said Kurnool was known for political rivalry and leaders were not taking any responsibility in developing the district and were instead promoting gun culture. The Chief Minister said he would not allow it and stressed that the district should emerge as a developed one.
At another programme, Naidu inaugurated the Machumarri Lift Irrigation Project at Machumarri village. He assured the gathering of providing sufficient water to the entire State for both drinking as well as irrigation, through Polavaram and Machumarri.
“If Polavaram is the lifeline for the entire State, Machumarri will serve as a lifeline for Rayalaseema districts and Nellore,” he said.
Family and well-being of society were the top priorities in this year’s Janmabhoomi, Naidu said, adding that people could get BPL cards, pensions and other welfare schemes. All the Ministers also participated in the programmes in their respective districts, which would continue till this month 12.