Andhra CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, in a move aimed at fulfilling the poll promises regarding political representation of women, has announced 50% reservation for women in the market committee chairpersons posts.
The YSRCP government has decided to provide half of the market chairman posts, committee posts to women by the end of October. Already, the government has issued a GO, and based on that, 50% reservation has been allotted to SC /ST and OBCs.
Half of the respective market committee members would consist of women, who are not having a balanced and proportionate political representation.
With this, there would be 50% quota for women as well as for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes in filling up the market committees.
The filling up of the posts may start by October-end.
The CM announced in a review meeting of Marketing and Agriculture departments at Tadepalli camp office that a committee would look into the losses in district co-operative banks and a study would be conducted by a prestigious organisation on how to strength these banks. The CM also discussed about minimum support prices for crops, farmersâ€™ independence besides reduction of middlemen. Expecting to see a Board of Millets established by October-end, CM expressed hope that drought-prone Rayalaseema will be transformed as a hub for millets.
The meeting was attended by Ministers Kanna Babu and Mopidevi Venkatramana and several other officials from the departments concerned. The committee was also tasked with digitalisation of the primary agriculture co-operative committees.
Earlier in September, the government had taken a decision to give 50% quota in temple trust boards for women and SC /ST, BC communities.