Daily Archive: May 12, 2018

GDA contributes Rs 5 crore to ‘Nirmal Hindon Kosh’

Ghaziabad, May 12 Meerut Divisional Commissioner Prabhat Kumar today visited Ghaziabad without prior intimation and reviewed with district officials the progress in efforts to clean the Hindon river, one of the main tributaries of the Yamuna.
Kumar, during the meeting, said the heads of village situated near the Hindon river should be urged to plant saplings along the banks of the river to revive and rejuvenate the polluted water body, district administration sources said.

District Magistrate and Ghaziabad Development Authority Vice Chairperson Ritu Maheswari said a bank account has been opened in the name of ‘Nirmal Hindon Kosh’ and the GDA has contributed Rs 5 crore to the fund.

The Meerut Development Authority has contributed Rs 1 crore to the fund.

Maheswari informed Kumar that nearly 300 factories have been sealed for polluting the ground-water and the river.

Kumar said the administration will urge the Uttar Pradesh government and industrial houses to contribute to the fund.

Source: PTI

How Will Farmers Survive Without Minimum Support Price For Their Produce?

Gannavaram: Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh assembly and YSR Congress Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said that Kaikaluru stood testimony to TDP government’s false promises. He pointed out that the town was an example of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s tall promises made during the elections which he least bothered to fulfill. Speaking at a massive public meeting held here today as part of historic mass outreach programme Praja Sankalpa Yatra, YS Jagan said despite four TDP leaders being part of Modi ministry at the Centre, they had not even spared a thought for Kaikaluru and Kolleru.

The YSRCP Chief alleged that the TDP ministers at the Centre and Chandrababu had not bothered to develop Kolleru and its surroundings over the last four years. He expressed his concern over the fact that people in Kolleru were migrating to different places in search of livelihood. He said that the attack on BJP President Amit Shah’s convoy in Tirupati was done at the instigation of Chandrababu, “but he wouldn’t dare to come out and claim it,” he said.

YS Jagan said that TDP government was the only government in the world which did not care about farmers. He recalled how former Chief Minister late Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy had completed the Pulichintala project after understanding the problems of the people. But unfortunately in the last four years, Chandrababu was not able to provide a drop of water through the project. “The AP government has to pay Rs 145 crores to Telangana government as part of the pending amount due to Pulichintala. AP CM is not concerned about it. If the outstanding amount is cleared, thousands of acres of land would get water.”