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AP Cabinet approves various important bills

Amaravati, July 18 (UNI) The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet, which met here on Thursday, chaired by Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, approved various important bills pertaining to the welfare programmes.
The Cabinet gave its nod to prepare a bill to initiate steps in the first phase to implement a complete ban on alcohol. This would also include the government to take over the operations of liquor shops across the state.
The Cabinet agreed to hike the salaries of Anganwadi Workers to Rs.11,500 and Rs.7,000 to Anganwadi helpers. The Cabinet approved to initiate process for the setting up of the the Village Secretariats and Village Volunteers system.
The Cabinet approved the proposal about tenant farmers to cultivate lands based on agreements with the landowners.
The Cabinet given the nod to the draft bill, which aimed at providing permanent rights to land owners and also ensure that no can tamper with the land records in future.
The Cabinet also approved a bill to bring changes to the Land Title Act to reduce land disputes arising from the existing Registration System. The Cabinet approved to provide electricity at the rate of Rs.1.50 per unit to the Aquaculture farmers.
The Cabinet also agreed appointment of special officers in local bodies. The Cabinet approved to allot 149 acres of land for the APIIC to establish an Electronics park at Vikruthamala village under Yerpedu Mandal in Chittoor district.
The Cabinet also gave green signal to provide free power to ST colonies and Thandas.
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