AP Cabinet approves Comprehensive Caste Census


The Cabinet’s approval of a comprehensive caste census aims to calculate economic, social, educational, livelihood, and population data, with a particular focus on the welfare of marginalized sections. The census will serve as a vital tool for further development, economic and social upliftment, and improved access to government schemes.

Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy emphasized the importance of the data in advancing poverty alleviation, human resource development, and the reduction of discrimination and disparities. This data is expected to ensure that no eligible individuals are excluded from government schemes, benefiting the most vulnerable populations.

The Cabinet expressed its gratitude to the Chief Minister for approving this decision to conduct the caste census, highlighting its significance in promoting equitable development.

The Cabinet has given its nod to the School Education Department’s proposal to appoint future skills experts in 6790 government high schools. These experts will facilitate the integration of future skills education by mapping engineering colleges to provide training in digital devices, apps, and interactive flat panel (IFP) usage in classrooms.

The aim is to ensure that students receive quality education in accordance with international standards, and any technical issues are addressed promptly. Regular monitoring of technology usage will enhance students’ efficiency, and feedback from both teachers and students will contribute to improvement.

The Cabinet has also emphasized the need for adequate measures to safeguard data privacy and security in the implementation of this initiative.

As part of the rehabilitation efforts for flooded villages of the Polavaram project, the Cabinet has approved a proposal to provide free land title registration for 12,984 families at Polavaram, Velerupadu, and Kukunoor mandals in Eluru district. Additionally, 3,823 families in Devipatnam, Koonavaram, and Vararamachandrapuram mandals in Rajamahendravaram district will receive registration deeds for alternative land in case of land loss.

Cabinet approval to provide necessary guarantee on behalf of the government for Rs.5,000 Cr loan sanction to MARKFED for Kharif 2023-24 grain procurement. This move will support grain procurement under the Andhra Pradesh Civil Supplies Corporation and MARKFED.

Facilitating new industries and special package for food processing units: The Cabinet has approved the establishment of new industries in the state, following the State Investment Promotion Board’s meeting on October 30. Furthermore, the Cabinet has approved the State Investment Promotion Board’s decision to provide a special package to two food processing units.

The Cabinet has approved the filling of 467 posts in the Roads and Buildings Department. This will be done through outsourcing.

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