SRIKAKULAM: The second phase of the Vamsadhara irrigation project was one of the top priorities of the state government and the government would release the required funds to complete it on a war footing, chief minister K Rosaiah said here today.
Speaking to mediapersons on the second day of his visit, he said his government would again invite the Odisha government to talks to iron out differences on the project. The government had already extended an invitation to the Odisha government twice in the past, he said.
Rosaiah stressed the need for industrialising Srikakulam district to create employment opportunities and raise the living standards of the people there.
About fuel hike, he said it became inevitable for the central government in order to maintain the economy following an increase in the prices of crude oil in the international market.
On campaigning during the byelections in as many as 10 constituencies in the Telangana region, he said he would abide by the party’s high command’s directive. Ministers and legislators would take an active role in the campaigning, Rosaiah said. On the fee reimbursement issue, he said the government decided to release the funds by the end of August but the opposition parties were creating panic in students and parents unnecessarily over the implementation of the scheme just for their political ends.
Referring to TDP president N Chandra Babu Naidu, the chief minister remarked in his inimitable style that whenever there was a small problem Naidu was writing a letter to him and the number of letters was increasing day by day. He urged people to understand the financial condition of the government and appreciate how it was managing the funds without pushing the state into bankruptcy.
This is Rosaiah’s second visit to the district after becoming the chief minister.