States - 2018 MAY

May 1

Dalmia group adopts Gandikota fort in Andhra Pradesh
While Dalmia Bharat group will be beginning a facelift work at Delhi’s iconic Red Fort, it is also gearing up to start work on the 14th century Gandikota Fort in Andhra Pradesh under the government’s ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme.
The contract for the Gandikota Fort located in the Kadapa district of the state was signed by the Dalmia Bharat group signed the Red Fort deal with the Union ministries of tourism and culture and the Archaeological Survey of India.

May 6

Centre to fund inland waterways
The Central government has completed a feasibility study on introduction of inland waterways on the Godavari over 1,184 kms from Nashik to Bhadrachalam and ready to take it up this year by funding Rs. 2,000 crore. It has invited Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra which are the riparian States of Godavari to have a 10 per cent stake each in a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to be set up for the purpose.
The Centre will order a detailed project report as soon as the States expressed their willingness.

May 8

Software coding to be taught in schools
Telangana Social Welfare & Tribal Welfare Residential Education Societies, which are setting up new benchmarks in academics and pedagogy, have decided to go one step further. Software ‘Coding’ is to be taught to all students from fifth class onwards till the plus two stage and even degree courses too from the forthcoming academic year.
With almost every school equipped with a computer lab, the help of several educational groups and top organizations like the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Tata Trusts and others are being used to deal with the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) subject.
Taking the help of experienced personnel from these organizations about 100 students’ hand-picked trainers are being developed in the ICT area as the ‘core’ team. These ‘captain trainers’ will, in turn, train 30 of their fellow students of in each school. Recruitment of ICT teachers is also underway with a special recruitment board recently cleared by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.

May 9

Andhra Pradesh CM launches NCBN app to implement effective governance
In order to implement effective governance in the state, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu launched the official 'NCBN' (Nara Chandrababu Naidu) App in the ongoing Collector's conference.
The government is ready to deliver transparent governance, which will go on to resolve any public grievance in no time.
The mobile application will notify people in real-time with news updates and will also act as a direct platform for the common people to interact with the government.
The NCBN app is currently available on Android and Apple app stores for download.

May 10

NABARD registers 30% growth in State
The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) registered a growth of 30% by touching a milestone of Rs. 12, 192 crore in extending support to various institutions in Andhra Pradesh in the 2017-18 fiscal.
The bank extended short-term refinance support of Rs. 4,740 crore to cooperative banks and regional rural banks in the State for traditional crop production activities. Also, the bank provided Rs. 4,586 crore long-term refinance to banks in the State to support investment credit operations, recording an overall growth of 30 percent compared to the previous fiscal year.

State gets Rs. 10 crore for tribal museum
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has approved the Andhra Pradesh government’s proposal for the establishment of Tribal Freedom Fighters Museum in the State.
Mr. Chandrudu participated in a two-day programme on Consultation with Tribal Research Institutes at Bhubaneswar.
The Union Ministry has sanctioned Rs. 10 crore for the Museum. Also, the Ministry sanctions Rs. 30 lakh for tribal welfare activities in the State.

Telangana CM KCR launches Rythu Bandhu Scheme in Karimnagar
B Sanjiva Reddy of Dharmarajupalem, became the proud owner of a new passbook when Telangana chief Minister KCR handed him the first cheque while launching the Rythu Bandhu Scheme at Dharmarajupalle-Indiranagar in Huzurabad constituency of the Karimnagar district.
The sceme will ensure, farmers will get Rs 8,000 per acre per year for two crops.
Of 2.9 crore acres land in the state, about 2.3 crore acres of land have been verified and around 1.4 crore acres of them have been identified as cultivable land. Whether they take up cultivation or not, the government will issue cheques as well as passbooks to all 58 lakh eligible farmers for this season.

May 14

UNDP to set up skill development centre in Hyderabad
Aimed at empowering vulnerable and marginalised women by imparting skills training, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will soon set up a skill development centre at 'Bharosa,' an integrated support centre for distressed women and children.
UNDP has proposed to set up a skill development centre exclusively for clients of Bharosa.
Last year, the Hyderabad Police had signed an agreement with UNDP under the 'Disha' project to build capacities and skills of women affected by violence to help make them economically self-sufficient.