Another important decision taken by the Cabinet was the withdrawal of police cases on those who participated in the protests demanding Special Category Status. This was also assured earlier by the Chief Minister. Police cases on those who had agitated for united Andhra Pradesh, Polavaram and Vamsadhara projects will also be withdrawn.
The Cabinet gave a nod to the BC sub-plan that was introduced by the State government for the benefit of Backward Classes. The decision to provide 150 units of free power per month to salons was also taken.
An integrated plan of Rs. 55,343 Cr for the development of Amaravati capital city by CRDA was also approved. This includes expenditure on the construction of buildings, roads and basic infrastructure amenities among others. The Cabinet also lent its nod to the CRDA borrowing Rs. 37,112 Cr by hypothecating projects in the capital and raising Rs. 500 Cr through public bonds. The meeting also approved a proposal to borrow US $715 million under Externally Aided Projects (EAP).
The Cabinet also allotted land to seven institutions in Amaravati and approved the decision to extend free power to weavers and Nayee Brahmins (Barbers). The Dobhi ghats, salons and weavers’ workshops would get free power on par with farmers.
The proposal to establish a medical college at Eluru at a cost of Rs. 260 Cr with a schedule for fund release: Rs. 140 Cr (in the first year), Rs. 90 Cr (in the second year) and Rs. 30 Cr (in the third year), was also approved.
The Ministers congratulated CM for the launch of commercial production at Kia Motors in Anantapur.
Other major decisions:
Bill to cut 2% excise duty on petrol and diesel
Rs. 10,000 to SHG women to be paid in 3 instalments of Rs. 2,500, Rs. 3,500 and Rs. 4,000