Sonia Gandhi will felicitate by Telangana Government on June 2nd

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Hyderabad: Former AICC Chief Sonia Gandhi will felicitate by Telangana Government on June 2nd on the occasion of Telangana State formation day.

The cabinet meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy on Monday at the Secretariat, decided to organise the State formation day celebrations on a grand scale.

The cabinet took a decision to invite and felicitate Sonia Gandhi, who played a key role in the formation of the Telangana State. The cabinet also took decision to felicitate all those who worked for the formation of the State.

After the cabinet meeting, Ministers Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy and D. Sridhar Babu speaking with the media persons said that in view of the model code of conduct for Lok Sabha elections, the Government will write to the Election Commission of India, seeking permission to organise the celebrations.

In another major decision, the Cabinet resolved to pay a Rs 500 bonus per quintal for fine rice cultivated by farmers from the forthcoming Kharif season. It decided to encourage farmers to increase the cultivation of super-fine varieties of paddy. The Cabinet also decided to speed up the procurement of Rabi food grains.

District Collectors have been entrusted with full responsibility to ensure the smooth procurement from farmers. The paddy soaked due to unseasonal rains will also be procured at MSP. The Government asked the concerned officials to enumerate losses incurred by farmers in some parts of the State due to unseasonal rains. The ministers said the government has already purchased 35 lakh metric tonnes of grain across the State and money credited to farmers’ accounts within three days.

They claimed that the Congress Government had set a new record by making the payments within three days. The Cabinet decided to take strict measures to prevent the sale of spurious seeds. It directed officials to keep stocks of seeds, fertilizers and other requirements of farmers ready as the Kharif season was set to commence soon.

It approved an allocation of Rs.600 crore for improving the infrastructure of Government schools. The maintenance of schools has been handed over to self-help societies through the Amma Adarsh Schools Scheme.

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