Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Wednesday visited his adopted village Vasalamarri of Turkapalli Mandal, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri District. CM went around the Dalit Colony for 3 hours and Women from Dalit families warmly welcomed Chief Minister duly applying tilak as a mark of tradition.
CM Visited about 60 houses in the Dalit colony on foot and inquired about their well-being and family situation. The Chief Minister, who first visited Dalit houses, promised to provide double bedroom houses to all the homeless. CM interacted with them and inquired about the Dalit Bandhu scheme, What do you do if you get ten lakhs per home? “What do you think you should do if Dalit Bandhu money comes?” Some told the CM that they would set up a dairy farm, some would buy tractors and some would do business. While touring the Dalit colony, the Chief Minister greeted everyone by name and asked if they were getting pensions on time or not.
CM directed District Collector Ms. Pamela Satpathy to sanction pensions to the eligible individuals. The Chief Minister was shocked to see houses in dilapidated conditions in Dalit Colony. CM went into the houses and interacted with the families and asked them to come up with good ideas to utilize Dalit Bandhu for their benefit.
Besides Dalit families, CM also visited other colonies. The CM assured them not to worry and give confidence to them. The Chief Minister listened carefully to the problems raised by the poor women and elders and issued orders to the authorities.
Many brought to the attention of the CM that their houses were in low-lying areas and frequently inundated due to rain. The CM assured the construction of double bedroom houses and asked the collector to follow the plan and ensured that the roads and drainages of the colonies were in accordance with the plan.
The Chief Minister directed the Collector to grant pension to about 20 beedi women workers within two days after hearing that they were not getting pension. When a woman was going to talk about the hardships of the beedi workers, the CM remarked, ” I do know the hardships of the beedi since I have studied in a beedi rollers house.”
When a Dalit family asked the CM for help for their daughter saying that his son-in-law was working as a driver, the CM promised to give him a tractor under the Dalit Bandhu. CM looking at the poet, MLC Sri Goreti Venkanna, CM asked the inmates whether they know him. CM reminded them that he has composed lyrics of the song ‘Palle Kanniru Peduthundhi Kanipinchani Kutrala’.
The CM went into a house and interacted with the family and enquired whether they are getting pension, 24 power supply, Rythu Bandhu. The CM asked the family members if they were cultivating any crops. CM has spoken with elderly people and asked whether they are saving money from a pension.
The CM assured to give Patta lands to the poor Dalits and others from the government land available in the village. As the adopted village, the CM assured them that he would provide financial assistance to all the families and help their families survive.
The CM went around the village colonies on foot for about four kilometers from 12 noon to 3 pm. The Chief Minister was accompanied by former Chairman of the Legislative Council Sri Gutha Sukhender Reddy, MP Sri Joginapalli Santosh Kumar, MLA Smt. Gongidi Sunita Mahender Reddy, MLA Sri Goreti Venkanna, Collector Smt. Pamela Satpathy, Rachakonda Police Commissioner Sri Mahesh Bhagwat, CM OSD Sri Deshapati Srinivas, Village Sarpanch Sri Anjaneyulu, poets and writers Sri Mittapalli Surender, Sri Saichand, Sri Ambati Venkanna Abhinay Srinivas, Sri Kodari Srinivas, Sri Boora Satish, Sri Manukota Prasad, Sri Babu, Sri Shiva, Sri Bikshapati, MLA, Cultural Saradhi Chairman Sri Rasamai Bala Kishan, Additional Collector Ms. Deepak Tiwari, DRDO Sri Upender Reddy and Village MPTC Sri P Naveen Kumar and others participated. Chief Minister Sri KCR had lunch at Sarpanch Sri Anjaneyulu’s house.