He said that despite several difficulties like droughts, floods, cyclones and agitations, his government succeeded in implementing welfare schemes with public support. (Agencies)
Reddy said that he took over as the Chief Minister at a time when Andhra Pradesh was hit by the Telangana agitation and a financial crisis. He said that his government was forced to face Telangana and Samaikhyandhra (united Andhra Pradesh) agitations twice each during his three-year tenure.
The Chief Minister further said that his government gave away scholarships to students and succeeded in increasing the state's revenue income from Rs 45,000 crore in 2009 to Rs 75,000 crore during the present financial year despite the financial crisis,.
During the last two 'Rachha Banda' programmes 61 lakh people benefited and during the present programme 60 lakh people would be benefited, he said.
In Kadapa district, about 1.23 lakh beneficiaries were identified for housing, old age pensions and other schemes. He announced that 13 lakh houses were sanctioned this year.
He expressed deep concern for farmers who have already suffered two cyclones and are about to face a third one called 'Cyclone Lehar'.
So far, 30 lakh acres have been irrigated through the Jalayagnam project at an expenditure of Rs 70,000 crore. An additional outlay of Rs one lakh crore is needed to complete the project, he said.
The Handri Neeva Sujala Sravanthi project will be completed soon to irrigate drought-prone Rayalaseema, he said, adding that its first phase has been completed, while trials of the second phase are on.
He said that despite several difficulties like droughts, floods, cyclones and agitations, his government succeeded in implementing welfare schemes with public support.