The Finance Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Y Ramakrishnudu said that the government is making efforts to start a tribal university at Rampachodavaram in East Godavari district and it would be soon developed and become functional.
The finance minister announced about the proposed university during a programme held at Rampachodavaram in East Godavari. On the occasion, Ramakrishnudu directed district collector Neetu Prasad to appoint staff members in the newly-merged and formed four mandals in the region from Khammam district into East Godavari, that too on a temporary lien. He further announced in the programme that the government has allocated Rs. 1500 crore for tribal welfare where preference would be given to constructing roads, developing the agency and further developments that would help people in the tribal region. The minister assured the people by saying that there is no dearth in funds for the tribal welfare schemes and the government would handle each of them with care.
The Deputy Chief Minister N Chinarajappa was also present on the occasion who talked about the various vacancies that would be made available in the agency areas soon. He further said that, “To raise the income level of people in the tribal areas, horticulture was encouraged through rural employment scheme. Directions have been issued to set up RO plants for drinking water under NTR Sujala scheme.”