The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) is the state unit of the Indian National Congress (INC) in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The APCC has its headquarters at Indira Bhawan, near Nampally in Hyderabad. The APCC is responsible for Congress party units of all the 13 districts in Andhra Pradesh.
Congress party announced a 10-point pragmatic plan to make residual Andhra Pradesh into ‘Navyandhra Pradesh’. It proposed several schemes to achieve 9 per cent growth rate in the next five years.
- 100 square yard land to be registered soon after the birth of girl child, constructed house at the time of marriage.
- To help one lakh unemployed youth to secure jobs in private and public sector. Promoting self-employment in every district in the next five years.
- Loan waiver for SHG groups and free colour TV with dish connection to all women.
- A BC sub-plan and earmarking a portion of the plan budget to support the BC action plan every year.
- Enhancement of age of superannuation for retirement from 58 years to 60 years.
- Permanent housing and family health cards schemes for employees
- Introduction of five-day week for Government administration.
- Free power to domestic sector with consumption up to 100 units for five years.
- No power tariff hike for next five years in Andhra Pradesh.
- 1 lakh hectares additional acreage to be brought under assured irrigation.
- Monthly pension of Rs 1000 to widows and aged people of all communities.
- Monthly pension of Rs 1500 for physically challenged.
- Laptops for all students who completed SSC and entering government / aided junior colleges.
- Corpus fund of Rs 5000 crore for emergency relief fund for Farmers.
- Free power to agriculture sector and nine-hour uninterrupted power supply during daytime.
- Priority in extending loans to licensed cultivators (tenant farmers)
- Upgradation of district hospitals into super speciality hospitals in all district headquarters.
- Rs 2000 unemployment allowance for three years to youth who studied in government colleges.
According to sources, Congress party was initially not bothered to fund any candidate in Seemandhra for the 2014 elections. After resistance from some of the leaders, the party has given away Rs 20 lakh to select candidates.
Former Revenue Minister in Andhra Pradesh N Raghuveera Reddy was appointed APCC President on 11 March 2014.
Congress leadership in Andhra Pradesh has constituted a three-member committee to prepare a vision document for comprehensive development of irrigation and drinking water sources and other sectors in Andhra Pradesh after bifurcation of the State is finalized. The committee will be headed by former minister Anam Ramanarayana Reddy. Mar 26, 2014
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