September 2004

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Srikakulam to get FM transmitter

September 6, 2004

Srikakulam was picked along with Kakinada, Karimnagar and Nellore to get an FM transmitters as a part of the 10th plan. This was announced by Union minister of Information and Broadcasting S Jaipal Reddy recently during the inauguration of an FM Transmitter at Vijayawada.

BSNL in the upward trend

September 8, 2004

The General Manager of Telecom, Srikakulam, K.Neelayya and the Deputy General Manager DV.Ramana Murty on Wednesday speaking to press persons that BSNL had increased its revenue by 20 per cent. He said the telephone exchange at Rajam had been upgraded to ensure better service. Dynamic locking of '95’ and other facilities would be now available at the exchange. He also said one lakh ITC cards were sold in the last month alone.

Srikakulam TDP protests activists killings in Anantapur

September 8, 2004

The Srikakulam District Telugu Desam Party has condemned the killing of its party activists in Anantapur. Harischandrapuram MLA K Acchen Naidu, Zilla Parishad chairman YV Suryanarayana, Srikakulam municipal chairperson P Jayanti, former MLA GA Suryanarayana, former district president of Telugu Yuvatha, K Venkataramana and ZP co-opted member R Narasimha Murthy and about 50 other partymen and women conducted a rally and demanded that the Government should put an end to the factions.

A Rastha Rokho was organized at the Seven Road Junction and traffic was interrupted for some time.

Rajiv Palle Baata program in Srikakulam to focus on 11 points

September 10, 2004

The Rajiv Palle Baata program on September 12 in Srikakulam will focus on 11 points with Chief Minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy visiting Srikakulam. This was stated by Revenue, Co-operative and Rehabilitation Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao. He asked the authorities to focus on the immediate requirements and resources needed so that they can be put forward to the Chief Minister.

The main focus areas identified includes Irrigation Water, Drinking Water, Job creation in rural areas, Rural Development, Social Welfare, House construction, Cleanliness, Education, Health and Pension scheme. He asked the authorities to identity the eligible beneficiaries to get house pattas.

Meanwhile Srikakulam District Collector N Nageswara Rao conducted a review on the Rajiv Palle Baata program with the district administration. He visited the Rajiv Palle Baata Camp Office and made suggestions.

All set for YSRs visit to Srikakulam edition of Rajiv Palle Bata

September 11, 2004

The Chief Minister, YS Rajasekhara Reddy will be visiting Srikakulam district on Sunday for the first time after assuming officer to participate in 'Rajiv Palle Bata' programme. According to information, he will mostly spend time in interacting with the public and receive representations.

At Allinagaram village, he will distribute loans to the members of the Self-help groups and farmers and will participate in a weavers health camp at Murapaka in Laveru Mandal. He will also inaugurate a granite factory at Yallapeta, additional accommodation of AP Residential School at Vomaravalli. A meeting was scheduled with the officials at the Zilla Parishad and after a stay at R & B Guest House, he will leave on Monday to Hyderabad.

Special cell in Collectorate

The Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, D.Prasada Rao on Saturday suggested that a special cell should be set up in the Collectorate to look into the representations that would be submitted to the Chief Minister, YS.Rajasekhara Reddy during his Rajiv Palle Bata programme. Concerned officials in different departments should also make necessary arrangements to attend the grievances that would be brought to the notice of the Chief Minister.

Poll promises will be fulfilled - says YSR

September 12, 2004

The Chief Minister, YS.Rajasekhara Reddy during his tour of 'Rajiv Palle Bata' in the Assembly segments of Srikakulam and Etcherla in Srikakulam district on Sunday, said all the promises made by the congress during the elections would be fulfilled. During his visit, he accorded some sanctions on the spot. He promised completion of all irrigation projects and bring the Godavari water to the district. Addressing a public meeting at Srikakulam, the Chief Minister promised completion of the Vamsadhara Phase II project within one year and Thotapalli irrigation project in three years.

Garnet Unit to provide jobs

September 12, 2004

The setting up of a Transworld Garnet unit which was inaugurated by the Chief Minister, YS.Rajasekhara Reddy, at Sativada on Sunday would provide direct employment to nearly eight hundred persons. This was disclosed by R.Srinivasan of Transworld Garnet, the plant would also ensure indirect employment to a similar number of persons and would ensure better standards of living. However, locals will be given top priority.

First Indian Voter dies

September 15, 2004
Itchapuram, Srikakulam

Damodara Naik aged 55 who was the considered the first voter in India died of brief illness. Naik from Itchapuram, Srikakulam became the first voter in the recently concluded elections. He got this distinction with the Election Commission Srikakulam Parliamentary Constituency at the top of its list and Itchapuram at the top of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Constituency list. Boot No. 1 in Itchapuram thus became the first constituency as per the official records.

Naik used to work as a nigh watchman and is survived with a wife. His wife Dalamma Naik is the first woman voter as per the official records.

Rs. 74 lakhs sanctioned for drought hit Srikakulam

September 25, 2004

The State Government has sanctioned Rs.74 lakhs for undertaking drought relief works in the six mandals, which had been declared drought affected in the district. The District Collector, N.Nageswara Rao instructed the officials of Irrigation and Panchayat Raj departments to prepare proposals for executing works in the mandals by Monday.

Visakhapatnam-Kakinada industrial corridor to be extended till Kalingapatnam

September 26, 2004

Major Industries Minister Botsa Satyanarayana said that the Andhra Pradesh Government is considering the proposal of extending the Visakhapatnam-Kakinada industrial corridor to Kalingapatnam as the region has good trade-cum-transport link with Kakinada. He spoke in a meeting with the District Officials in Srikakulam.

He asked the District Industries Centre (DIC) to give a single-window clearance to entrepreneurs who come forward to setup industries in the district. He also asked the AP-Transco and Panchayat Raj Departments to improve their quality of service.

Speaking on drought, he asked the District Collector to make arrangements so that the six mandals identified as drought hit can get works under the SGRY and Food Assurance Scheme.

Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao asked to solve Municipal problems in Srikakulam

September 28, 2004

A delegation of members met Revenue Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao who stopped at Palasa Railway Station on his way to Itchapuram. MLA from Tekkali Hanumanthu Appayya Dora, Municipal Chairperson Vajja Babu Rao, Vice Chairman Kotni Durga Prasad and others met the Minister and asked for an additional Court Building in the Palasa Town.

They asked for Marketing facilities to sell the products manufactured by DWACRA Women groups. They requested for low-interest loan facilities to the women groups.

5 more mandals of Srikakulam in drought hit areas list

September 30, 2004

Srikakulam District Collector Nageswara Rao announced that 5 more mandals in the Srikakulam district will be placed in the list of drought hit mandals of the state. He said that this has been done because the regions could not register good rainfall during the year.

The mandals include G.Sigadam, Ponduru, Julumuru, Tekkali, Kanchili which were included in the second list of drought hit areas of the state.

He said that a letter to this effect has been sent to the Government of Andhra Pradesh on 29th September 2004.


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