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Minister for Transport P Viswaroop directed the officials concerned to take steps to complete the construction of government buildings by the end of September and ensure that all eligible would get welfare scheme benefits.

The minister held a meeting here on Tuesday and reviewed various issues including the construction of government buildings, implementation of welfare schemes, and other development works. Speaking on the occasion, minister Vishwarup said that responsible administration is being provided by the collective efforts of officials and public representatives.

In order to improve the living standards of the poor in the state, Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has initiated many welfare schemes through the Navaratnalu programme.

He said that it is the responsibility of the authorities to provide the benefits of various welfare schemes to all the deserving poor. The official should speed up the construction of houses by identifying the problems at the field level in the Jagananna colonies, he said.

The minister said that 79 village secretariat buildings, 45 Rythu Bharosa Kendras, and 57 YSR Health Clinics were sanctioned to the Kaikaluru constituency and the works for the same are under progress. The construction of some of these buildings has been completed, he said and asked the officials to complete the rest of the building by the end of September.

MLA Dulam Nageswara Rao said that he had requested Minister Viswaroop to take steps to sanction funds to construct the Ambedkar building on the land, located opposite the MPDO office, in Kaikaluru. The MP sanctioned Rs 30 lakh for the construction of the building from the MPLAD funds, he stated.

The MLA also urged the minister to take steps to establish a dialysis center in Kaikaluru CHC. He said that steps should be taken to issue ST certificates to the tribal people, adding that the district collector has already formed a committee on this. The MLA also urged the minister to release the commission to 27 societies regarding the purchase of paddy.

The MLA brought to the attention of the minister that land should be allocated for the burial grounds in the SC colonies in Kaikaluru constituency. MLA Nageswara Rao strongly condemned the misinformation being spread by some people on the land resurvey stating that the Chief Minister of the State had undertaken the land re-resurvey process after a hundred years with great courage and good intentions.

The MLA said that 10 veterinary hospital buildings were in a dilapidated condition and there was a need to renovate them. Proposals for the same were prepared at an estimated cost of Rs 4 crore, he said and urged the minister to ensure that the funds are released at the earliest.

Collector V Prasanna Venkatesh instructed the officials to complete the construction of priority building by the end of September and also underlined the need of cooperation of local MLA for the same. The bills for the building would be disbursed at the earliest by the government, the Collector added.

Collector Venkatesh said that the construction of 300 houses had been completed and the construction of 800 houses is under progress in the district. All basic amenities are being provided to the Jagananna colonies, he added. Joint Collector B Lavanya Veni also spoke. DRO AVNS Murthy, RDO K Penchala Kishore, DRDA PD Vijay Raju and other officials were present.

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