Governor ESL Narasimhan who hoisted the National Flag at the 69th Republic Day celebrations at IGMC stadium in Vijayawada said that government is committed to ensuring that the existing Backward Castes don’t get affected due to Kapu quota bill. (“Kapu Quota will not affect backward classes-Governor”)
He said that the Union government sought the opinion of the law and other departments concern regarding the Kapu quota bill and it is committed in ensuring there would be no affect on the existing backward classes.
The governor added that the state government is determined to overcome the hurdles in the execution of Polavaram project to complete it by early 2019. He also said that an action plan has been prepared to make all of rural AP Open Defecation Free (ODF) by March 31.
He also added that the new welfare schemes-Chandranna Pelli Kanuka and Chandranna Village malls will be rolled out soon on a full scale. He explained the other developmental initiatives taken up by the government in the last four years.
“Through technological and innovation-driven governance and by finding opportunity in every crisis, the state has emerged as one of the fastest growing states in the country,” he observed.
On the occasion, tableaux by various state departments and the ceremonial parade by contingents from Indian Army, Odisha police, AP state police, NCC cadets and others stood as the highlights of the event.