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ST Thandas above 1000 population to be declared GPs: CM

Posted on Dec 06, 01:49PM | UNI

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy today announced that Scheduled Tribe 'thandas' with a population of above 1000 would be declared as Gram Panchayats is under active consideration of the state Government.

The Chief Minister today inaugurated Indira Jala Prabha (IJP) block at Tirumalapur Thanda in Ranga Reddy district during the third day of Indiaramma Baataa and interected with the farmers, saying upgradation of schools, infrastructure, healthcare, employment and skill development are being taken up.

He said a study by health experts on special measures to be taken up for the mentally challenged children's welfare.

The Chief Minister said the State Government is sympathetic towards parents of mentally challenged children.

Mr Reddy also distributed special apparatus to the physically challenged and interacted with parents at Manneguda.

The Chief Minister announced that the government is taking all efforts to protect the interests of dairy farmers. Already meetings were held in this regard and directed Vijaya Dairy officials not to reduce milk procurement price.