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Food-for-work scheme: Chief Minister warns against using machines

Saturday 7 May 2005

Staff Reporter

TALLAGUDEM (KHAMMAM DT.): The Chief Minister, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, on Friday warned the agencies involved in the implementation of the food-for-work (FFW) against using machines in the works sanctioned under the programme.

Addressing a public meeting in Tallagudem village of Sujathanagar constituency, he said the use of machines would not be allowed in the programme meant for generating work and any violation on this count would be viewed seriously.

He said the FFW programme was being implemented to generate employment for the needy. Steps were taken to ensure payment of at least Rs. 100 along with 50 kg rice to one member of a family.

Labour migration

Equal attention was being paid to check labour migration from villages. Any village facing the threat of migration would be given adequate work.

Dr. Reddy said that the Rythu Chaitanya Satya was aimed at taking care of farmers and their needs well before they could resume farm activity for kharif. Over 50,000 villages would be covered in the current round of the programme.

On the problem of submergence caused by the Polavaram project proposed on Godavari river, he said every affected family Khammam would be compensated adequately. Tribal families to be displaced by the project would be given compensatory land under the same project. He assured all support to the peasant community.

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