States - 2018 JUNE

June 1

Andhra govt to give allowance to unemployed youth
In an endeavour to facilitate the unemployed youth of the state, Andhra Pradesh government announced to give a monthly allowance of Rs 1,000 each to Unemployed graduate youth.
State IT minister Nara Lokesh told ANI, his government's scheme will benefit nearly 10 lakh unemployed youth.
Andhra Pradesh government has announced to implement the Unemployment scheme to cater the unemployed youth of the state.

Andhra CM launches 3rd year of Chandranna Bima Yojana
Andhra Pradesh CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu launched the third year of Chandranna Bima Yojana.
The program was first launched on 2nd October, 2016 and completed its second year on May 31st this year.
The schemes of Aam Admi Bima Yojana, Pradhana Manthri Jeevana Jyothi Bima Yojana, Pradhana Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana and the Individual Accident Bima Policy of the State government are included in this insurance scheme.

June 2

Andhra Pradesh govt introduces scale-out scheme for natural farming
The Andhra Pradesh government launched a Zero Based Natural Farming (ZBNF) scale-out scheme, aimed at benefitting around six million farmers by 2024.
The formal announcement of the scheme was made by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
The state agriculture department also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard, with the Sustainable India Finance Facility (SIFF), an initiative with the partnership of the United Nations Environment Program, the World Agroforestry Center, and the BNP Paribas.
The agreement aims at scaling up the ZBNF against investment worth Rs. 16,134 crores over the next six years.

June 3

TSFDC to take up two eco-tourism projects in Telangana
Telangana State Forest Development Corporation (TSFDC) has proposed two eco-tourism projects in Mancherial and Nalgonda districts, its Chairman Banda Narender Reddy.
Six acres of land has been acquired near the Godavari River for new eco-tourism project at Chintaguda village of Mancherial district in the vicinity of Kawal Tiger Reserve and tender has been called for best architectural proposals for the development of project and facility.

June 7

Andhra Pradesh, Singapore sign pacts for Amaravati development
The Andhra Pradesh government and Singapore signed several pacts for the development of a start-up area (1,691 acres) in the new capital, Amaravati. The papers were signed and exchanged by senior officials of the state government and Singapore in the presence of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and Singapore Trade Minister S. Iswaran.
The land would be handed over in three phases - 660 acres in the first phase - to the Singapore companies for infrastructure development and other promotional activities. The anit marked "a historic beginning to the development of the new capital" and Singapore would assist the state in making Amaravati a world-class city.
Singapore has been helpful to the state in capital development and had prepared the master plan. The third meeting of the joint implementation steering committee in the city had decided to establish air connection between Vijayawada and Singapore from next month.

June 11

Polavaram project will be completed by December 2019.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, around Rs 28,000 crore. alone would be sufficient for land acquisition and rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R) for Polavaram multi-purpose project on river Godavari.
Of the total cost of the project estimated to be around Rs 57,000 crore, R&R of evacuees would only require Rs 21,027 crore. While a total of 1,68,213 acres of land was needed for the project, 1,10,355 acres has so far been acquired.
Rehabilitate families 98,818, they are mostly tribal’s, for which we need Rs 21,027 crore. The Centre has so far released Rs 8,127 crore. for Polavaram after it was declared a national project.

June 14

Smart village initiative for Arunachal Pradesh
The Arunchal Pradesh government has inked an agreement with Andhra Pradesh-based Smart Village Movement (SVM) to facilitate technology innovations, research and development in selected villages of the north-eastern state.
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by director-cum-member secretary of State Council for IT & e-Governance, Neelam Yapin Tana, and SVM project director Shreya Evani, in the presence of Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein among other officials.
The project will focus on solving "pain-points" or challenges in rural segments by developing platforms driven by "open innovation" approaches.

June 15

Telangana received INR 1,813 crore for Railway projects in current fiscal: Goyal
Telangana has been provided Rs 1,813 crore project allocations this year, up from an average of Rs 258 crore it used to receive annually.
In earlier days Telangana used to have railway investments of Rs 258 crore in a full year. This year, the Narendra Modi-led government has allotted Rs 1,813 crore in capital investments in the state. We are undertaking these projects with speed and skill.
The minister flagged off the extended Kacheguda- Nizamabad passenger train up to Karimnagar. He also dedicated some of the initiatives and passenger amenities by the South Central Railway to the nation.

June 16

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao seeks Rs. 20,000 crore for irrigation project
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao had nearly an hour-long audience with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, wherein the former presented a charter of demands in the form of separate memoranda on several pending issues pertaining to the State.
A large number of issues, many of them represented in the past, were taken to the Prime Minister’s notice again during the meeting.
The focus, however, was on the Centre’s recommendation for President’s assent to the amendments to the Presidential Order on the new zonal system finalised by the State government, national project status to Kaleshwaram, separate High Court for Telangana, transfer of Defence (Bison Polo) land for construction of new Secretariat and relaxation of the cap on total reservation to facilitate higher quota to minorities and tribal communities.

June 17

Telangana govt to set up Child Protection Units in all 31 districts
In an effort to implement child rights, prevent their abuse at the district-level, the Telangana government will soon establish ‘District Child Protection Units (DCPU)’ in all 31 districts.
The government for constitution of child protection units and already they were sanctioned and now staff recruitment was underway. Child Protection Units will coordinate and implement child rights and among its other objectives were to prevent child abuse, and protect children; it is primarily to ensure implementation of the Juvenile Justice Act.
Stating that Child Welfare Committees will also be formed in all the districts, “this is under examination.” “In the next three-four months we will be able to position the entire statutory safeguard system for the protection of the children”.

June 18

'COP CONNECT mobile App for Telangana police launched
'COP CONNECT', a mobile app to support the professional communication and collaboration needs of the entire police department of Telangana, was launched by the DGP, M Mahendar Reddy.
Telangana Police is now equipped with yet another powerful and transformative tool in its digital arsenal through COP CONNECT, connecting over 60,000 police force across 31 districts in the state.
It was developed based on the Telangana State Police internal Communication strategy, which would help the entire work force toproactively engage and consult each other so that they are able to play an active role in delivery of uniform Police Services across the state.
"COP CONNECTs end-to-end encryption with server being with Police Department ensures absolute security and confidentiality of internal Police communication.
The app has all features of regular mobile messaging apps and is enabled for chatting, group chats, file sharing (image, audio, video and documents) and location sharing.

June 19

Union Commerce Ministry to set up special turmeric cell in Nizamabad Telangana emphasis on improves curcumin chemical
Telangana, which boosted production of turmeric to the tune of around 7 lakh tonnes in the past, has witnessed a decline in the production to just about 3 lakh tonnes in recent years. This decline can be attributed to lack of a good export market. A state-level turmeric cell, if established, can help in creating a market for turmeric as well as strengthen the quality of the produce.
Being part of the Spices Board is not enough as there are 54 spices listed under it. The Telangana government created a Spices Park at Balakonda with an investment of `30 crore and the objective is to safeguard the seeds and improve turmeric variety.

June 22

Andhra CM lays foundation stone for icon tower
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation for icon tower in Amaravati.
The icon tower, which is to be constructed by Andhra Pradesh Non-Resident Telugus (AP NRT) society at Rayapudi village, will become a center for many NRT owned IT industries.
The 33 floor/158-meter high building will be constructed in the form of letter "A" to represent Amaravati and a hanging globe in the center to represent the worldwide presence of NRTs.
The tower, located next to the proposed central park close to the Krishna River will cost around Rs. 500 crores. The promoter, APNRT is planning to raise the entire finance from NRTs avoiding burden to the state exchequer.

June 25

Telangana releases Rs 15 crore for Bonalu festival
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao instructed the officials concerned to release Rs. 15 crore for organising Bonalu Festival.
The Chief Minister desired that the festival should be organised as a state festival, and elaborate arrangements should be made for its conduct.
Bonalu is an annual festival of Telangana celebrated in twin cities Hyderabad, Secunderabad and other parts of Telangana. It is celebrated in the month of Ashada Masam, in July/ August.
Special poojas are performed for Yellamma on the first and last day of the festival. The festival is also considered a thanksgiving to the Goddess for fulfillment of vows.

June 26

Andhra, Singapore sign MoU to upgrade construction methods
Andhra Pradesh entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore to accelerate the construction work of its new capital, Amratvati.
The MoU was signed between AP Real Estate Regulatory Authority and Building (APRERA) and Construction Authority of Singapore in the presence of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and Singapore's Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee.
According to an official release, the MoU aims to empower APRERA which in turn will promote and create a safe, high quality, environment-friendly built environment in Andhra Pradesh with the help of expertise relating to the set-up, operation, experience and best practices in construction.

June 27

‘NTR Kreeda Vikas Kendras a boon for rural youth’
The NTR Kreeda Vikas Kendras would not only support rural sportspersons but also identify hidden talent in the State, informed Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh (SAAP) N. Bangara Raju.
the government, in the past 18 months, had spent ₹550 crore for developing the kendras and would revamp the existing facilities by October.
Stating that in united Andhra Pradesh major sporting events remained confined to Hyderabad, he added, ''After bifurcation, the State government wanted to develop sports infrastructure across 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh and worked out a comprehensive Sports Policy to be implemented by 2022''.

Siddipet trashes plastic, opts for mud bottle
In a move to free the district headquarters of plastic, the Siddipet municipality would introduce bottles and boxes made of fired mud. These bottles will be introduced in the government offices in the first phase.
Collector P. Venkataram Reddy has informed that as many as 5,000 bottles are being introduced as per the direction of Irrigation Minister T. Harish Rao. Most Backward Classes corporation chairman T. Srinivas and Joint Collector Padmakar examined the bottles, which will be introduced at the government hospital too.

June 28

Andhra Pradesh has celebrated Eruvaka Pournami festival
Extending warm welcome to the new agriculture season, kharif 2018, the agriculture department will be conducting the state government’s ‘Eruvaka Pournami’ programme in 14 Assemble constituencies across Chittoor district.
The programme aims at celebrating ‘Eruvaka pournami’ festival which is usually observed by the farming community before monsoon, and spreading awareness on best farming practices.
Industrial minister N. Amarnath Reddy is schedule to take part in the event at baireddipalli mandal of Chittoor district.

June 29

Telangana CM lays stone for Rs. 554 crore Gattu project
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had laid foundation stone for Gattu irrigation project in Jogulamba Gadwal district. The project will provide water to 33,000 acres in four mandals in the district. As many as 41 tanks will be flush with water once the project is completed.
Addressing a gathering after laying the foundation stone for the project, the government would spend Rs. 554 crore to complete the project.
Though YS Rajasekhara Reddy and Kiran Kumar Reddy, the then Chief Ministers of the combined Andhra Pradesh, promised to take up the project, works never took off for want of funds and permissions.