Anam Ramnarayana Reddy, the Finance Minister of Andhra Pradesh on 18 March 2013 presented the budget for the year 2013-14 to the Andhra Pradesh legislative asembly.
Different new initiatives were launched by the Government in light of Infrastructure, Industry and Commerce.
Find here the high points of the Initiatives in the Infrastructure, Industry and Commerce
• During 2013-14, the government will be investing 1738 crores Rupees by leveraging funds under National Rural Health Mission and 13th Finance Commission grants in addition to our own resources to strengthen the Health Service Delivery System.
• To improve access to engineering education, new constituent engineering colleges of JNTU have been sanctioned at Manthani (Karimnagar) with the help of Singareni Colleries, Singur (Medak) and Kalikiri (Chittoor). Five new polytechnics were opened this year at Chinamerengi (Vizianagaram) Narpala (Anantapur) Kosigi (Mahaboobnagar), Cheriyal (Warangal), and Chegunta (Medak).
• The Mid Day Meals scheme is implemented upto Class-X benefitting 70.54 lakh children in 61415 Primary, 9216 Upper Primary and 10292 High Schools. It is also proposed to construct Kitchen sheds during the year 2013-14 across all schools.
• Under Rastriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan Scheme construction of 2143 School Buildings at a cost of 670.89 crores rupees has been approved by the central government.
• The Government has decided to formulate a Master Plan for Road connectivity in Scheduled Tribal Area / IAP area to take up road connectivity works in an integrated manner.
• Government of India has communicated in-principle approval for two National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZ) at Pileru in Chittoor district and another in Zaheerabad in Medak District.
• Mee Seva, an online web based citizen-centric service facility has been set up to provide access to the citizens for getting services from multiple Government offices.
• Responding to the current adverse seasonal conditions in the State, Government has sanctioned an amount of 332.35 crores Rupees and released 70 crores Rupees to meet the immediate requirement for supply of water in rural and urban areas of the State.
• For districts affected with Left Wing Extremism, Government has accorded priority to construction and strengthening of fortified Police Stations
• Government is also continuing with its much acclaimed outreach programme, Revenue Sadassulu to resolve land disputes and other grievances of the people.
• Government has constituted Tenth Pay Revision Commission in March 2012.The Pay Revision Commissioner has also since assumed charge.
• The online system introduced to provide a tool to the Departments to manage distribution of LOC efficiently and Electronic payment of bills (RTGS and NEFT) directly into the accounts of the payees.