Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has announced 50 percent reservation for women in the market committee chairperson post. Apart from this, half the members of market committees will be women. This will be done by the end of October. The move is considered to be a fulfilment of the poll promise to provide political representation to women made by the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) government before coming into power.

Earlier, the chief minister also promised to provide representation to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes. Subsequently, the government has issued an order based on which 50 per cent reservation has been allotted to the SCs, STs and OBCs.

Key Takeaways:

  • Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy has announced 50 per cent reservation for women in the market committee chairperson post.
  • Half of the market chairman post and community post will be given to women by the end of October.
  • The government has issued an order based on which 50 per cent reservation has been allotted to the SCs, STs and OBCs.
  • This move follows the poll promise (Navratanalu or nine promises) made by the YSRCP government to provide political representation to women in Andhra Pradesh.
  • YS Jaganmohan Reddy is the 17th and the current Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

Half of the market committees of AP reserved for women and SC, ST and OBC

With the announcement of reservation for women, Jaganmohan Reddy’s government aims at reserving half of the market committees for women and SC, ST and OBC who did not have proportionate political representation till now. It has provided 50 percent quota to both women and the SC, ST and OBC representatives of the market committee. The posts will begin to fill only by the end of October.

Further, in September the government had also announced the 50 percent quota in temple trust board for women, SC, ST and OBC.

Further, in September the government had also announced the 50 percent quota in temple trust board for women, SC, ST and OBC. These amendments are the part of the nine promises made by the YSRCP leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy before coming into power in Andhra Pradesh assembly elections in April of this year. He is the 17th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

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Marketing and agricultural developments also proposed by the CM:

In the review meeting of the marketing and agriculture departments at Tadepalli camp office, the CM announced that a probe will be conducted into the losses incurred by the district co-operative banks. He also said that a study will be conducted by prestigious organisations about the important measures to strengthen these banks.

In the agricultural sector, the CM spoke about implementing minimum support prices for crops and farmers’ independence in the crop sale. He has directed officials to get rid of middlemen system that exploits the farmers and forces them to sell the crops to the middlemen. Besides, he has also ordered to set up a board for the millets by the end of the October. Rayalaseema, the drought-prone area, will be transformed into a hub for the millets according to the directions of the CM. Agricultural practices, processing and marketing will be headed by the millet boarded as soon as it is formed. Further, he also asked to digitalise the primary agriculture co-operative committees.

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Rudrani Kumari is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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