CM YS Jagan wants plan to stall opposition moves in Council
Amaravati: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday directed his Cabinet colleagues to come out with a well-planned strategy to take on the opposition, particularly in the Legislative Council during the upcoming winter session of the Assembly which is to start from November 30.
In view of the hiccups encountered in the past in case of some important Bills and "in view of the tendency of the Opposition to politicise everything, including pro-people moves of the government and the subsequent litigation chances", no technical lapses should be allowed in conducting the business, the Chief Minister advised them.
The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council meetings will begin from the 30th of this month. Earlier, Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan issued two separate notifications on Thursday. The fifth session of the 15th Legislative Assembly will begin at 9 am. The 37th meeting of the Legislative Council will begin at 10 am.
The Cabinet on Friday approved distribution of 30-lakh housing sites on December 25 and construction of 28.30 lakh. This was disclosed by Agriculture Minister K Kannababu after the Cabinet meeting. The construction of houses would be completed in three years and that sand would be given free, he said.
The Cabinet also approved the construction of YSR Housing Colonies, distribution of 2.49 lakh units of sheep on December 8, several draft bills to be introduced in the Assembly, acquisition of 105 acres of land for Kurupam JNTU Engineering College and kharif 2019 free crop insurance scheme.
The Cabinet also approved the AP Fisheries University Bill, and the decision for a comprehensive survey of all lands in the state in an attempt to identify genuine land owners, provide them permanent land rights, eliminate encroachments .For this the Cabinet approved the YSR Jagananna Saswatha Bhoomi Hakku- Bhoomi Rakshana, the land survey at a cost of Rs 9,027 crore.
The Agriculture Minister told the media that the impact of Cyclone Nivar and the extent of damage and relief measures were discussed in the Cabinet. "Crops in 30,000 hectares, horticultural crops in 1,300 hectares have been damaged," he said, adding that crop compensation would be paid by December 30. More than 10,000 people were evacuated and sent to relief camps. The CM has ordered to give Rs 500 to each of those in the camps, the Minister said.
Kannababu said that the AP Amul Milk project would start from December 2. In the initial phase, 9,889 bulk chillings centres would be established at Prakasam, Kadapa and Chittoor districts.
It has been decided to open sheep and goat units on December 10. ''We are bringing in a bill for quality fodder production and distribution and introduce fines and imprisonment for adulteration of cattle feed,'' he said.