CRDA Bill 2014 for AP Capital Region Development Authority

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The Government of Andhra Pradesh has introduced AP Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) Bill - 2014. The bill paves the way for the development of new capital city for the state of Andhra Pradesh. The area earmarked for the capital comes under the purview of CRDA Bill 2014. The Government has decided to spend Rs. 1250 crore initially on the development CRDA. Out of the total amount, 1000...

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AP Farmers in Debt Trap after Reschedule of Loans

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In a latest development, the AP Government has advised the farmers to reschedule their loans through paying the loan amount pending with the Banks after the implementation of first phase of crop and gold loan waiver scheme. The Chief Minister himself told the farmers to pay the residuary loan amount and get the rescheduled loans from banks. It is proposed to the banks to issue loans at 4 percen...

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APCBS Portal - Second List of Crop Loan and Gold Loan Waiver Scheme Beneficiaries 2014

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The Andhra Pradesh Government has announced Second list of beneficiaries / eligible farmers under Agriculture Loan and Gold Loan Waiver Scheme 2014 (Runa Maafi Program). The second list of eligible farmers is available on the website. The farmers / beneficiaries can check APCBS website apcbsportal.ap.gov.in/loanstatus OR alternate websites http://164.100.132.115/loanstatus OR http://125.21.84.13...

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AP Crop and Gold Loan Call Center Numbers and Helpline 1100, 1800 425 4440 and 1800 103 2066

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AP Crop and Gold Loan Call Center Numbers and Helpline 1100, 1800 425 4440 and  1800 103 2066

[caption id="attachment_4802" align="alignleft" width="300"] AP farmers can now get their doubts cleared on crop and gold loan waiver scheme and beneficiaries list through call center and helpline numbers.[/caption] The AP Government has set up a 24 hours call center or helpline to assist the farmers with regard to crop / agriculture and gold loan waiver scheme. The Andhra Pradesh state government...

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AP Farmers in Hyderabad to Get Crop and Gold Loan Waiver Scheme Benefits

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AP Farmers in Hyderabad to Get Crop and Gold Loan Waiver Scheme Benefits

[caption id="attachment_4798" align="alignleft" width="300"] Farm and gold loan waiver scheme to benefit AP farmers settled in Hyderabad[/caption] The Government of Andhra Pradesh is proposed to extend the crop and gold land waiver scheme (Runa Maafi) to the farmers residing in Hyderabad but originally belongs to Andhra Pradesh. The AP officials have already contacted the Telangana government for ...

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APCBS Loan Status - Second List of Farmers under Crop and Gold Loan Waiver Scheme - 2014

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The Government of Andhra Pradesh has released the second list of eligible farmers / beneficiaries under the Crop Loan and Gold Loan Waiver Scheme 2014 (Runa Maafi). The list of eligible farmers under the scheme is displayed on the APCBS website apcbsportal.ap.gov.in/loanstatus OR http://164.100.132.115/loanstatus . The farmers can check details of their family loan status. The second list o...

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APCBS Loan Status List Corrections and Complaints

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With the announcement of list of eligible farmers under the crop and gold loan waiver scheme by the government of Andhra Pradesh, several issues related to the scheme have come up and people are running after banks and officials to get more information on the issue. It is observed by the many beneficiaries that the information is not complete and several mistakes also reported by some farmers in A...

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APCBS Portal for Loan Status - Runa Maafee Scheme in Andhra Pradesh

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APCBS Portal for Loan Status - Runa Maafee Scheme in Andhra Pradesh

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has announced beneficiaries list of agriculture and gold loan waiver scheme (Runa maafee scheme). In the first phase, the Government will pay the 20 percent of the loan amount considering the cap of Rs.1.5 lakhs. The list can be availed from the website apcbsportal.ap.gov.in/loanstatus . Here is the procedure to know your loan status through the website: You...

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AP Govt package for Capital city land pooling

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The Government of Andhra Pradesh appears to be succumbing to the pressure invoked by it's political rival YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on the land pooling for the construction of capital city. The latest compensation package released by AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is indicating that the Government is firm on land pooling at 'any cost'. The government has revised the earlier compensation p...

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New Website for AP Capital City

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The Government of Andhra Pradesh is proposed to launch a new website for dissemination of information on the construction of new capital city for the state. The government is planning to start the new website with all the information with regard to capital city. The url of the AP capital website is yet to be decided by the Government. The website will have all the information related to the geo...

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AP Capital Boom to Burst Soon

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The real estate boom in Andhra Pradesh driven by the set up of capital and other industries and infrastructure related proposals is most likely to burst very soon. The nature of appreciation and growth of lands and property values could be difficult to sustain in the medium and long term. It is reported that a team of experts from Singapore have visited the proposed area marked for the construc...

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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 10th of December 2014. The government is also planning to organise a bi...

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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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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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