AP Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy had promised to construct steel plant in Kadapa in a span of next three years. He also promised to lay foundation stone for the project on December 26, 2019. The chief minister, during his first public meeting at Jammalamadugu, on Monday, marking the birth anniversary of his father and late chief minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy, which was celebrated as the Farmers’ Day across the State, said he would make the long-pending dream of the people of Kadapa a reality in three years. The steel plant would provide employment to at least 20,000 people, he said.
His father, Rajasekhar Reddy, had laid foundation stone for the steel plant in 2007 and his predecessor Chandrababu Naidu too had laid foundation stone for the project in 2018. Jaganmohan Reddy would be the third chief minister to lay foundation stone for the steel plant.
Jaganmohan Reddy also promised to revive the cooperative sugar plants in the State starting with the cooperative sugar plant in Kadapa. This would end the woes of the sugarcane growers in Kadapa who have been transporting their sugar to the Chittoor factory for all these years.
Jaganmohan Reddy had framed his Navarathnalu in the Kadapa, his home district, though they were announced at his party plenary in Guntur district two years ago. He had also started the implementation of the Navarathnalu in the same district, Kadapa, and said that the people of the district were happy to see the son of the soil standing by his promises unlike his predecessor, who went back on all his promises.
The chief minister was very critical of his predecessor in helping the farm sector all through his career. However, Jaganmohan Reddy said that the farmers are the happiest section in the State with scheme after the scheme being rolled out to favour the farming community. “It was only during my father late Rajasekhar Reddy’s tenure as chief minister, the farmers were happy and benefited. Now, it is during my tenure the farming community is receiving the highest benefits,” Jaganmohan Reddy said. He further added that this government is dedicated to the farmers and the farm labourers.