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  1. Oct 21, 2015

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    Kurnool feels ‘let down’ once again

    The capital fever has failed to catch up with people in this district, as the mood here is Kurnool is let down by the government again. The district in the past had seen intense agitations for separate Rayalaseema, with the demand that Kurnool be made the State capital. Since the amalgamation of Telangana into AP in 1956, Kurnool, the first capital of Andhra State, has been losing significance to Hyderabad. “Telugu people had to leave Madras and again had to leave Hyderabad to Telangana, owing to State bifurcation,” said former Minister T.G. Venkatesh. “Special package for development, establishment of industries and irrigation projects still eludes Kurnool,” Mr. Venkatesh asserted.

    Rayalaseema Parirakshana Samithi president Byreddy Rajasekhara Reddy, who has been leading separate Rayalaseema movements, termed the foundation stone laying of capital a “black day” for Rayalaseema. Giving a call to boycott the event, he said that those attending the ceremony would be viewed as betrayers of Rayalaseema. He threatened to move the court on the whopping misuse of public funds for the capital fete.

    The CPI (M) State Committee leader T. Shadrak, who organised a fast for special package for Rayalaseema and grant of Rs. 10,000 crore for development of Kurnool, has been critical of the ‘unilateral selection’ of Amaravati as the capital.

    source:http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...-feels-let-down-once-again/article7786057.ece
     
  2. Nov 11, 2015

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    Kurnool to be Developed as Financial Capital of AP: Naidu
    By Express News Service
    Published: 10th November 2015 05:17 AM
    Last Updated: 10th November 2015 05:17 AM


    KURNOOL: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has announced that he proposes to develop Kurnool as the financial capital of the state, ensure all-round development of the Rayaalaseema region and create more job opportunities for the youth of the region.

    He made the announcement at a public meeting at Orvakkal in Panyam Assembly constituency after laying the foundation stone for a Urdu university, which is to be established on a 125-acre site at an estimated cost Rs. 150 cr. Refuting the opposition parties’ repeated charge that his government was neglecting the Rayalaseema, he said that he was committed to the development of the region as he was not only a representative from there but also considered himself as ‘one of its favorite sons’. ‘I will implement all the promises that I had made on August 15, 2014 in Kunrool’, he said and then listed some of the developmental works that the government proposed to take up.

    He said that Kurnool would also be developed as a Smart City with the establishment of various hubs. He added that work would shortly commence on the proposed 6-lane highway between Kurnool and Guntur. Referring to the proposed developmental works elsewhere in the district, he said that an airport would be built at Orvakkal, textile parks at Yammiganur and a deer park at Alur.

    The state Customs and Excise Department would locate its head office in Anantapur district, he said and added that all the districts in the region would be developed as model districts.

    Stating that in the past no major industry had been set up in the district due to the prevalence of factionalism and rowdyism, he urged the people of the region to shun them now.

    The CM said that the district had received lower percentage of rainfall this year than other districts in the state. Promising to make the district drought-free, he said that his government would complete all the pending irrigation projects at the earliest and also construct new reservoirs on Tungabhadra River wherever necessary.

    He averred that the Pattiseema Lift Irrigatioin Scheme would help solve the water crisis of the Rayalaseema region. He added that the government would provide drinking and irrigation water to the people of Rayalaseema by linking Godavari, Krishna and Penna rivers.

    Stating that the government was committed to the welfare of the Muslim minorities in the state, he added that a special DSC would be held next year to recruit Urdu teachers for the Urdu medium schools. The government would also set up Urdu Study Circles akin to the BC Study Circles in all the district headquarters.

    It would also construct a Haj House in Kadapa district and immediately sanction honorariums of Rs. 5,000 to ‘imams’ and Rs 3,000 to the ‘masums’ who served at mosques and dargahs from this month, he announced.

    Earlier, the CM who arrived at Orvakkal by helicopter from Hyderabad, also visited the

    Gorukallu reservoir and inspected the progress of the works there. After the public meeting at Orvakkal, he left for Gandikota village in Kadapa district by road as he could not fly there due to inclement weather conditions.

    Legislative Council Chairman A Chakrapani Yadav, Deputy Chief Minister KE Krishna Murthy, IT and Minority Welfare Minister P Raghunath Reddy, Human Resources Development Minister G Srinivasa Rao, ZP Chairman M Rajasekar, MLAs G Charitha, BV Jayanageswara Reddy and SV Mohan Reddy, former ministers N Md Farooq, TG Venkatesh and Erasu Pratap Reddy accompanied the CM.

    source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/sta...tal-of-AP-Naidu/2015/11/10/article3122338.ece
     

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