AP CM meets PM, seeks funds

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New Delhi, March 17: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday and appealed to expedite several issues pending even nine years after State bifurcation.
In a memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister reminded him that some key issues remained unsolved despite several rounds of discussions held by the special committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Union Finance Secretary to attend to plethora of issues mentioned in the AP Reorganization Act.


He urged the Prime Minister to release the pending amount of Rs. 36,625crore under Resource Gap Funding for the fiscal 2014-15 and enhance the credit limit of Rs. 17,923crore which was reduced from Rs. 42,472crore post-Covid-19 pandemic, besides reimbursing the arrears of Rs. 2600.74crore incurred by the State Government on Polavaram Project.


He also appealed to the Prime Minister to accept the Technical Advisory Committee’s estimates of Rs. 55,548crore on Polavaram Project, treat the drinking water supply component as its part and parcel and release Rs.10,000crore immediately on ad-hoc basis to expedite the construction besides paying compensation to the displaced persons.


He requested for speedy steps to ensure that the Telangana Government clears its dues of Rs. 7,058 crore outstanding from the TS Discoms to the APGENCO for the power supplied between 2014 and 2017.


The Chief Minister told him that the State has so far incurred a financial burden of Rs.5,527crore on supplying ration to 56 lakh families under the PMGKAY due to irrational selection of beneficiaries under National Food Security Act. To compensate this, unused ration stocks should be allotted to AP as recommended by NITI Aayog, he said.


The Chief Minister further appealed to the Prime Minister to grant permission for 12 medical colleges in the State for which clearances were pending, allot required mines to APMDC to cater to the raw material needs of the steel plant in YSR Kadapa district and grant Special Status to AP as promised in Parliament by the Centre.

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