AP Loan Waiver First List Schedule for Crop and Gold Loans

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The Government of Andhra Pradesh is gearing up to implement the election promise of loan waiver scheme for crop and gold loans upto Rs.1.5 lakhs. The scheme is proposed to be implemented in 4/5 phases for 4/5 years of time. The list of beneficiaries will be sent to the Banks and the amount of loan will be credited to the farmers accounts as per the schedule given below: 1) Submission of loan be...

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AP Loan Waiver Scheme Schedule 2014 - Agriculture and Gold Loans

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The government of Andhra Pradesh has released the schedule of the first phase of implementation of agricultural and gold loans waiver scheme. As per the announced schedule 20 percent of the loan amount will be credited to the accounts of the eligible farmers or beneficiaries. The amount will be credited to bank accounts by 5th of December 2014. The government is also planning to organise a big...

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Telangana State Official Symbols - Paala Pitta, Jinka, Jammi Chettu and Thangedu Puvvu

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Telangana State Official Symbols - Paala Pitta, Jinka, Jammi Chettu and Thangedu Puvvu

The Government of Telangana State has announced official symbols and emblems of the State. The Chief Minister of Telangana, K. Chandrasekhar Rao himself scrutinized various options finalized the following as the official bird, animal, tree and flower of the new State of Telangana. 1) Telangana Official Bird: Paala pitta (Indian Roller-Blue Jay, Coracias benghalensis) 2) Telangana Animal: Jinka...

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AP New Capital City Map and Border Villages

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AP New Capital City Map and Border Villages

The Government of Andhra Pradess has announced borders to the new capital city to be constructed across the districts of Guntur and Krishna. The total capital city will approximately spread across 29 villages and 2455 acres of land in various villages. Following are the boundaries as announced by the AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. You can also see the map of villages to be covered in new cap...

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Profile of Bandaru Dattatreya - Union Minister and BJP Leader

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Profile of Bandaru Dattatreya - Union Minister and BJP Leader

Bandaru Dattatreya is a senior BJP leader and four time Lok Sabha member from Secunderabad Constituency in Telangana. Presently, he is Union Minister in Narendra Modi cabinet. He was elected to 10th, 12th, 13th and 16th Lok Sabhas. Following is the brief biodata / profile of Dattanna (as people called him affectionately). Dattatreya's official website is at http://www.dattanna.com . Bandaru Da...

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Profile of Y Sujana Chowdary - Union Minister and TDP Leader

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Yalamanchili Satyanarayana Chowdary (YS Chowdary) is a member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and TDP leader from Andhra Pradesh. He is Union Minister in Narendra Modi cabinet. He is an industrialist from AP and also leader of TDP Parliamentary Party. Following is the brief profile of Y Sujana Chowdary. Sujana Chowdary was born on 2nd June 1961 at Kanchikacharla, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. H...

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Aasara Pension Scheme in Telangana for Old, Handicapped and Widows - 2014

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The Government of Telangana will be implementing a new scheme for the disbursement of pensions for various categories of people. The scheme called, Aasaraa is meant for pensions for senior citizens, widows, handicapped and other eligible people. The Government of Telangana in principle decided to give pensions to all eligible beneficiaries. It asked for the submission of relevant proofs in the ...

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AP Loan Waiver List - Eligible Farmers for Crop Loan and Gold Loan - Runa Maafee Scheme

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AP Loan Waiver List - Eligible Farmers for Crop Loan and Gold Loan - Runa Maafee Scheme

The Government of Andhra Pradesh is proposed to announce the list of eligible farmers under the Crop Loan and Gold Loan Waiver scheme (Runa Mafee Scheme). The list is being prepared and finalised by the concerned authorities before formal announcement. The scheme is aimed at waiving agriculture / crop loans and gold loans upto 1.5 lakhs per each family. Following are details of eligibility condit...

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AP Crop and Gold Loan Waiver Scheme 2014 GO and Guidelines

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AP Crop and Gold Loan Waiver Scheme 2014 GO and Guidelines

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has released a special GO for the purpose of debt relief to farmers, women self help groups in the state. The GO is applicable for farm an gold loans in commercial, co-operative banks, regional rural banks, farmers service co-operative societies and primary agriculture co-operative credit societies. Here we are giving complete GO copy for the benefit of benefic...

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AP Loan Waiver Scheme - Eligible Farmers list for Gold and Agriculture Loans

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The Government of Andhra Pradesh is likely to release the list of eligible farmers for the farm loan waiver scheme (Runa Maafee Scheme). The list of the farmers of all the districts will be displayed on the website www dot aponline dot gov dot in as this is the official portal of the AP Government. Following are the brief details of the beneficiaries of AP farm loan waiver scheme:  1) Total ba...

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Telangana state first Budget 2014 - 15 Highlights

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Finance Minister of Telangana Etela Rajender has presented the maiden budget for the state of Telangana. The first Assembly Session of Telangana State has met on 5th November 2014. Following are the highlights of Telangana State Budget 2014-15.  1) Education sector gets Rs 10956 crore. 2) Rs 2282 crore has been allocated for medical and health sector. The Government will set up a Medical un...

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Employees Health Scheme in Andhra Pradesh 2014

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The Andhra Pradesh Government has launched Employees' Health Scheme (http://www.ehf.gov.in/) on 31st October 2014. There are several health benefits for the government employees under this scheme. It is estimated that about 22 lakhs of government employees and their family members will get benefits of Employees' Health Scheme in Andhra Pradesh. The Health cards will be issued under ‘NTR Arogy...

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Telangana Food Security Cards Latest News 2014

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The Government of Telangana has received huge response from the people of the state for its Food Security Cards issue programme. The deadline for the receipt of applications for the food security cards, pension cards and other services has been closed. The Government will soon issue the cards to the eligible residents across the state of Telangana. The primary estimates are suggesting that abou...

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Profile of Kailash Satyarthi - Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2014

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Profile of Kailash Satyarthi - Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2014

Kailash Satyarthi is the man of the hour. He won Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 jointly with Malala Yousafzai. Satyarthi has founded the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the childhood) in 1980 and has been fighting for child rights in India. Following is the brief profile / biodata of Kailash Satyarthi: 1) Name: Kailash Satyarthi 2) Date of Birth: 11 January 1954 (present age is 60 years) 3) Place o...

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Maa TV Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu Season 2 Registrations

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The registration lines through SMS and IVRS system have been opened for MAA TV Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu Season 2. The first question for the registration process is as follows... Question: Name of the first Mars orbitar mission in India? A: Antariksha B: Mangalyan C: Aryabhata D: Chandrayan 1 You can send SMS to 57337 in the format of MEK SPACE ANSWER SPACE AGE SPACE GENDER. You shoul...

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Capital focus shifting to Guntur

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The Andhra Pradesh government has shifted its focus on Guntur district to build a new capital city for Seemandhra. Though the government has announced the capital location around Vijayawada, most of the capital region is likely to come up in Guntur district. The Chandrababu Naidu government is keen on developing the Guntur district areas focusing the requirements of capital city. The focus will...

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Anna Canteens in Andhra Pradesh

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Anna Canteens in Andhra Pradesh

The Government of Andhra Pradesh is proposed to start Anna Canteens in the state to provide tiffins, lunch and dinner at low prices for the poor. The scheme is planned in the lines of Amma Canteens in Tamilnadu. Following are the important features of Anna Canteens. The Government will provide Idli and Sambar for Rs.1 (one rupee) as breakfast. In the afternoon, Sambar rice or lemon rice will b...

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New Voter Enrollments in AP and Telangana

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The Election Commission of India has announced voters enrollment schedule. The State election commission Bhanwarlal has released the schedule. The enrollment programme will start from 1st November and end on 25th November 2014 across the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Following is the tentative schedule of voters enrollment in AP and Telangana states: 1) Announcement of notification...

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DD Yadagiri is Telangana Doordarshan

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DD Yadagiri is Telangana Doordarshan

The Government of Telangana has finalised the name for Doordarshan to be dedicated to Telangana State. Doordarshan Yadagiri will be the new official channel for Telangana State. The previous Dordarshan Saptagiri will be confined to Andhra Pradesh. It is known as DD Saptagiri. The AP Government has announced the channel to be based at Vijayawada. DD Yadagiri will be based at Hyderabad. The Y...

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Janmabhoomi - Maa Vooru in AP from October 2014

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The government of Andhra Pradesh headed by N. Chandrababu Naidu is all set to launch its popular program Janmabhoomi - Maa Vooru from 2nd October 2014. This is a self help programme implemented by Naidu's government ten years ago. Janmabhoomi - Maa Vooru is a rechristened version of previous Janmabhoomi programme. The first phase of the programme will be held from 2nd October to 20 October 2014...

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Janmabhoomi Program in Andhra Pradesh – History and Roots

The origins of the concept of ‘Janmabhoomi’ program implemented by Chandrababu Naidu in Andhra Pradesh have been traced to the different sources. The South Korean model of ‘Saemaul Undong’ is said to have provided inspiration to the young leadership of Andhra Pradesh in launching the Janmabhoomi programme. Though the Korean model provided the modus operandi for the programme, it has its moorings in Gandhian philosophy also. Gandhian concepts of Gram Swaraj, Sarvodaya as well as the community development programmes, all of which have stressed on development through self-help, self-effort and self-regulation as well as active citizen participation in public affairs, have their influence on the programme.

A document titled ‘Janmabhooomi: A People’s Movement’, released by the President of India on the occasion of A.P. formation day celebrations on November 1st, 1997, points that Gandhian ideas form the basis of the programme. It quoted the ideas of Gandhi in relation to democracy and decentralisation by saying, “Democracy must, in essence, mean the art and science of mobilising the entire physical, economic and spiritual resources of all various sections of the people in the service of the common good of all”. It has also taken into consideration of the importance of people’s participation in decision making process by quoting the Gandhian idea, “Democracy cannot be worked by twenty men sitting at the centre. It has to be worked from below by the people of every village”.

On the occasion of the inauguration of Janmabhoomi programme, the Chief Minister explained that “Janmabhoomi (one’s land of birth) gave everything to its people and that people are indebted to it”. In addition to these interpretations, the basic values Janmabhoomi have got much inspiration from the fast grown countries of South East Asia like South Korea, Malaysia, Japan and Israel from Middle East and China from Asia.

It is evident from the analysis given in the Janmabhoomi document on the ranks of these countries in the Human Development Report: 1996, which occupied first twenty ranks. The JB document also shows the position of Andhra Pradesh with in India. It mentions that, “AP is unfortunately below the national average in several key development indicators such as per-capita income, literacy and health status”. While tracing the causes for the brunt of poverty and adversity, the document criticised the approach and institutional response towards implementing social welfare programmes by the past governments also. This is evident in saying, “Government institutions and local bodies could not succeed to the extent expected. The common man perceives the government as inaccessible. We have not succeeded in effectively harnessing the latent creativity of the people in formulating and implementing schemes for their own development”. And it further notes that, “people were driven toward dependency on government because of the paternalistic approach of government, instead of becoming ‘partners in development’ the people particularly the poor have became passive beneficiaries”.

The Janmabhoomi programm is distinguished by the government from the past social welfare programmes also, in terms of the centralisation in planing and decision making process. As the document mentions “the excessive centralisation in planning and decision-making has dampened the initiatives of the people. Government programmes and activities have remained largely ineffective in fostering the positive elements of collective good, teamwork, honesty, dedication and hard work”.

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