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Rs 25,000-cr spl package sought for agri projects in AP

Our Bureau

Hyderabad , Aug. 21

THE Andhra Pradesh Government has sought an Rs 25,000-crore special package from the Centre for completion of a number of irrigation projects taken up in the State.

The Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, made a representation to the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, on Sunday.

Listing out the irrigation projects, he said the State needed to utilise river water going waste into the sea. "In the last few weeks, we lost some 1,450 tmc of water. We should arrest this," he said.

The Chief Minister would also ask the Centre to set up Advanced Centre for Atmospheric Sciences and Weather Modification Techniques with support from the Planning Commission.

He said the Centre could be given the mandate of research and cloud seeding operations. "This will help to get rid of private players in this," he said.

This project could be managed by the India Meteorological Department (New Delhi) and the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (Pune).

The State Government would also appeal to the Prime Minister to bring in legislation to protect the interest of students from weaker sections aspiring for seats in private colleges offering professional courses.

He said a recent Supreme Court judgment observed that these private colleges had a right on admitting students and fixing fee.

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