- Requests to release Polavaram funds
- Puts forward Special category demand once again
- Keen on trifurcation of capital
Amravati: Andhra Pradesh CM Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy met Amit Shah on Tuesday evening and discussed various issues pertaining to Polavaram project and on decentralisation of administration in state. The chief minister submitted a memorandum which has details of Polavaram revised cost estimation with copies marked to the ministers of finance and Jal Shakthi.
As per the Land Acquisition Act of 2013, the CM requested Centre to reimburse the funds for the evacuated families with numbers increasing considerably from 44,574 to 1.06 lakh from year 2006 to 2018. Jagan Mohan Reddy requested Amit Shah to release the pending bill of Rs. 1,779 crore immediately as delay will adversely escalate the cost and the national project should be expedited. Jagan reminded the home minister that State government did not stop any welfare scheme during the Covid pandemic.
Jagan repeated his plea for the special category status for the state. He urged Shah to release pending GST bills up to September of total 4,308 crore.
Jagan came up with important points of the State like shifting of High Court to Kurnool which is proposed to be judicial capital by the State Government. He also requested the home minister to issue a notification of decentralising administration. The CM announced that the state will have three capitals with Vishakaptanam( Executive), Amaravati(Legislative) and Kurnool(Judicial). Two Bills regarding this have been passed and became laws.
Jagan reminded Shah that the BJP’s 2019 election manifesto officially mentioned of making Kurnool as the judicial capital. As a last item, the CM requested Centre to compensate the damage occurred due to Nivar cyclone for the State and disburse the amount immediately as the farmers are suffering with crop damage due to cyclone hit.
(This Article has been reposted with permission from Primepost)