Hyderabad: Against the backdrop of the
simmering Telangana issue, Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL
Narasimhan Wednesday appealed to all sections of the society to
eschew violence and maintain peace.
In his Republic Day speech, he observed that the state
has emerged as a hub of IT and ITES and that it is important
to maintain public order to continue the growth momentum.
"There is intense competition to attract investment
and to attract resources which should not be lost sight of.
Law and order and public peace, therefore, become critical.
"I appeal to all sections of people to act with
maturity and maintain peace and public order as well as eschew
violence in all forms," he said.
Noting that Andhra Pradesh is a forward-looking state
endowed with rich natural resources and talented human
resources, the Governor hoped that the state would continue
its march ahead on the path of rapid progress.
Highlighting the numerous welfare and development
schemes being implemented by the state government, he said the
programmes have helped the state achieve good progress.
Initiatives such as free power for farmers, loans at
three per cent interest rate, credit cards to tenant farmers,
the massive `Jalayagnam` (irrigation mission), the new
industrial policy for 2010-15, social security pensions,
National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, etc have helped
the people in a big way, he said.