Vijayawada, Sep 5: Union Minister for Animal Husbandry Giriraj Singh made it clear that the reservation for SC,ST, BC and OBC would continue to exist.
Talking to media at Atmakuru village in Guntur district on Thursday, he alleged that YSRCP government is adopting appeasing policy towards a particular religion.
The Union Minister inspected the worm compost centre at the village.
Later, Mr Singh inspected some fish ponds at Jagannathapuram in Nandivada mandal in Krishna district. He interacted with the aqua farmers on the occasion. The aqua farmers explained to him that they were facing difficulty to bring fish seeds from Chennai.
Responding to their problems, the Minister told them that the Centre is ready to construct a seed pipeline to import aqua seeds from Chennai at a cost of Rs.850 crore. But the State government should bear its share of the project, he said.
The shrimp export has gone up considerably, he said, adding that Rs.47,000 crore worth prawns had been exported from India.
AP Agriculture Mission Vice-Chairman Nagi Reddy explained to the Union Minister about the new technology being provided to the aquaculture sector by the State government.
Earlier, Giriraj Singh called on AP Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy at his residence at Tadepalli near here.
Later he offered prayers at the Kanaka Durga temple located atop the Indrakeeladri hill here. (UNI)