Saturday, October 4, 2008


It Sez Will Create 11,000 Jobs: Ysr
PROJECT: Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy unveiling the plaque after laying the
foundation stone for IT SEZ at Tadakanapalli village in KurnoolExpress News Service22 Sep 2008 05:22:00 AM ISTKURNOOL: Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today laid the foundation stone for IT Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Integrated Township on Raaga Mayuri Builders campus at Tadakanapalli village, about 10 kilometers from here.
Addressing a public meeting, the CM said the SEZ will create 11,000 jobs directly and 40,000 jobs indirectly.
Managing Director of Raaga Mayuri Builders, KJ Reddy said that the IT SEZ would be constructed in 33 acres of land and would have an integrated township in another 100 acres to create walk to work environment for the software employees, estimated to be an 11,000 strong and cohesive community.
He added that they had already received a formal approval from the Ministry of Commerce to set up the SEZ.
The project is expected to be completed in three years.
JOBS FOR GRADUATES: The CM also said that the Government was making every effort to provide employment to the students after completion of their studies. He pointed that his government has created 1.53 lakh jobs in the information technology sector during the last four years and added that Andhra Pradesh alone had exported about Rs 26,000 crore worth services.
He added that the State Government was spending about Rs 426 crore to create additional facilities in the colleges and informed that the Government was establishing English laboratory and Jawahar Knowledge Centres in every college in the State.
The CM, later, formally launched the Ragjiv Arogyasri scheme at APSP Camp at Kurnool and examined patients.
Marketing Minister M Mareppa, Health Education Minister Galla Aruna Kumari, Kurnool MP Kotla Suryaprakash Reddy, Nandyal MP SPY Reddy, MLA Kotla Sujatha, District Collector G Balaramaiah and others were present.
DRINKING WATER CONNECTIONS: Addressing a separate public rally at Yemmiganur town after inaugurating the newly-constructed municipal office, Y S Rajasekhara Reddy announced that water tap connections would be provided for Rs 500 in all major gram panchayats in the State.
He added that the Government had taken this decision to reduce the burden on poor people as they were paying Rs 5,000 for water tap connection in the major panchayats.
MORE MOBILE HOSPITALS: The State Government would also be introducing 104 mobile hospitals in order to serve the poor people in the villages.
Earlier, the CM YSR laid the foundation stone for Pulikanuma Project at Bapaladoddi village of Peddakadubur mandal and also visited the Bethamcherla village and inaugurated a high school building.