Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu appealed to district collectors to strive hard to provide quality life with happiness to achieve 95 per cent of satisfaction level of people. He said priority should be given for ease of living and to establish most liveable standards.
Addressing 17th Collectors’ Conference, the Chief Minister praised the team work of officials during relief measures in Titli cyclone affected regions of Srikakulam district. He said entire state administration camped in the cyclone hit areas and monitored the relief measures and won the appreciation of people by restoring normalcy within ten days.
The Chief Minister said by using technology the state government is able to reduce human loss during Titli cyclone. He said the real time governance also predicted the cyclone crossing perfectly and helped to alert the people.
The Chief Minister said that the state achieved 11.25 per cent growth rate in first quarter despite of 28.5 deficit rain fall in the state including 54.7 deficit rainfall in Prakasam district, 54.6 per cent in Nellore, 55 per cent in Kadapa, 47.8 per cent in Kurnool, 40.8 deficit rainfall in Anantapur and 35 per cent deficit rainfall in Chittoor district. He said one million farm ponds were completed as part of rain water harvesting measures.
The Chief Minister said that the state government has been adopting a life cyclone approach and implementing welfare programmes. He said the agricultural sector received good growth rate with the development of allied sectors including live livestock development and dairy and poultry development. He said 5 lakh farmers are observing zero budget natural farming to bring a revolution in nutrition and health sectors.
Referring to flagship programmes, the Chief Minister said priority is being given for housing schemes. He asked the district collectors to reach the target of ODF plus before December. He said collectors should work as target oriented to increase satisfaction level of people. He said several panchayats in AP found place in top 10 position as best panchayats in the country.
Commenting on the approach of Central government, the Chief Minister said the central government failed to fulfil the state bifurcation assurances so far. He said the central government failed to accord special category status to AP. Besides, he alleged that the Central government was trying to frighten both leaders and people through series of IT raids in the state. It is all as a result of inefficient leadership at the centre. He said the central government’s action resulted in damaging the reputation of central bureau of Investigation. The Chief Minister said the actions of the central government including impulsive decisions will leave a negative impact on the country.
Stating that innovation is a continuous process, the Chief Minister asked the district collectors to give priority for field visits to know the pulse of people directly. He said as a result of camping of entire state administration in Titli cyclone affected Srikakulam district, the officials are able to take up the relief measures as per the requirement of people and increase satisfaction level of people.