Monday, February 15, 2010

Publish white paper on funds’ allocation District-wise: Lok Satta

The Lok Satta Party today demanded that the Government publish a white paper on development expenditure region and district wise since the formation of Andhra Pradesh. The white paper should include expenditure on sectors like education, health care, employment, industry, irrigation and agriculture and power.

Talking to the media, party leaders Katari Srinivasa Rao and V. Laxman Balaji regretted that the Government had failed to douse the flames of hatred among people of different regions of the State by dispelling their doubts and suspicions. As a result, ignorant and gullible people were being taken for a ride by interested parties. The regional tensions had crippled economic development, they pointed out.

The Lok Satta leaders also demanded that the Government revive the district councils, which were in vogue before 1973, and allocate funds district wise. They wanted the Government to be realistic in its budget considering the precarious State finances.

The party leaders appealed to the Government to expedite the inquiry into incidents of violence on the Osmania University campus and punish the guilty.

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