Andhra Pradesh Government approves to allot 15091 houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)-NTR (Urban) Nagar Scheme. The state government of Andhra Pradesh also decided that if houses allotted in rural areas of the state from 1993-94 to 2006-07 are in deteriorated or dilapidated condition, then such people will get new homes.Rural people will get new houses under NTR rural housing scheme with the same conditions. The decision has taken in a cabinet meeting held on Thursday afternoon at the state secretariat.
Andhra Pradesh government also decided to pay dearness allowance at the revised rates to the state government employees and pensioners. The revised rates will be applicable from 07/01/2017 and will cost Rs.627 crores to the state exchequer. Sate government also approved the draft of A.P-Maritime Board Bill, 2017 to set up maritime board for development of seaports in the state and proposal to revise exclusive limits of Kriahnapatnam port.State government accepted the proposal to give incentives to Indigo for operating two return flights a week from Vijayawada and Puttaparthi and Vijayawada and Nagarajuna Sagar.
The cabinet also sanctioned the proposal to revise the terms and conditions of earlier agreement to get a credit of Rs.1385 crores from open market for development of Machilipatnam deep water port and industrial corridor thereof. The cabinet also decided to give 1 year subsidy of Rs.2 per unit in power tariff to the aqua farmers with effect from 1st of August. The subsidy is expected to benefit 94913 farmers.