Amaravati,Sept 10 : The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu held a state cabinet meeting at the secretariat here on Saturday and gave a nod to a slew of decisions, including the revision of the liquor rates for the first time after 2012.
He said that the government has accepted to increase the price but at 25 percent lesser than what the committee recommended.
The meeting took up making major decisions for the state like;
* The liquor rates will be revised for the first time after 2012, based on Justice Ramanujam committee's recommendations. The government accepted to increase the prices, but at 25 percent lesser than what the committee recommended.
* The'Jala Siriki Haarati' program should be held on September 6, 7 and 8 of every year. Also, 'Eruvaaka', 'Vanam-Manam' and 'Jala Siriki Haarati' should be officially celebrated every year.
* A three member committee should be constituted to identify bogus agricultural colleges and stern action will be taken.
* Primary Healthcare Centers (PHCs) in tribal areas will be on the run. Also, the PHCs will be given adequate manpower for all help and support.
* Development contract of 'green field - no frills' airport will be built under Public Private Partnership (PPP) at Dagadarthi in Nellore district to be given to M/S SCL turbo consortium. The airport will be built with a minimum expenditure of Rs. 368.38 cr. Already, 1352 acres of land is identified for the airport.
* As many as 148 posts will be created/restored/upgraded in different departments in state government. This will cost Rs. 10.40 cr per annum to the exchequer.
* State Industrial Corridor Development Act Bill 2017 that will be introduced in next assembly session is approved.
* Recommendations of Group of Ministers to financially help the three co-operative sugar factories that are insolvent are approved.
* Money should be paid from the Rs. 2000 cr loan taken by Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) for infrastructure development of Kiya motors.
* One hundred and ten acres of land to be allotted to Mishra Dhatu Nigam (MiDhaNi) at Bodduvaripalem in Nellore district at Rs. four lakhs per acre. MiDhaNi will set up Aluminum alloy plant with Rs. 1,104 cr investment in first phase and Rs. 2,878 cr in second phase.
* 10.77 acres of land will be allocated to Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) at free of cost for setting a floriculture research center in Vemagiri village of East Godavari district.
*Introducing thirteen special courts that will be setup to resolve women related cases soon.