Agriculture Minister Cheluvarayaswamy expresses discontent over Union govt's reluctance to release drought relief to Karnataka farmers. He states that Karnataka contributes ₹4 lakh crore to Union govt's tax revenues, yet only gets back ₹30,000 crore. He urges Union govt to understand & release relief. He also directs officials to increase crop insurance registration & take up awareness activities. He emphasizes on water conservation & millet cultivation, curbing spurious & substandard products & establishing harvest hubs. He adds that 32,000 farm ponds will be built at ₹200 crore.
SDI, Mudasarlova, to shift to Dwaraka Bus Station building temporarily. Govt. has initiated steps to shift departments to Visakhapatnam for development. SDI has trained thousands of students since 2017. Building being renovated; rent to be ₹6-8 lakh/month. Move to help further develop region.
Police raid house, recover 200kg ganja. Tenant absconding. Police Commissioner urges citizens to verify tenants before renting. Teams formed to nab accused, cases booked under NDPS Act. House to be sealed. Courier services to be investigated.
Hyderabad Metro Rail completes 6 yrs of operations. Daily ridership nears 5 lakh, with Red Line carrying 2.45 lakh passengers. COVID-19 pandemic halted operations for 6 months. Govt instructs L&TMRH to lease train sets to tackle rush hour traffic. L&TMRH seeks financial assistance from govt. Airport Metro & Old City line pending, Bengaluru surpasses Hyderabad with 74 km of metro line.
V.V. Lakshminarayana to contest elections from Visakhapatnam. The former Joint Director of Central Bureau of Investigation underlines the need for weeding out bogus votes and initiating action against those deleting names of genuine voters.
MoUs signed at GIS summit translating into reality, says A.P. Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy. In the last more than four years, 130 large and mega industries have come up across the State with an investment of ₹69,000 crore and providing employment to 86,000 persons, he says.