CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy's advice to officials at meet-up
Speaking of the infamous ‘Call money case’ of 2015, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. YS Jaganmohan Reddy, has sought the cooperation of district collectors and IAS officers. Addressing the two-day collector’s conference at Praja Vedika at Undavalli, the chief minister has asked the officials to promptly look into the call money cases in Vijayawada city.
It is known that as many as 1827 call money related complaints were registered by the police last year. It is called call money because people can get a loan by just making a phone call. The lender has to pay back the sum by the end of the day with an interest rate as high as 200% sometimes.
The present issue is more severe as this has now become a channel for laundering black money. Lender even demands collateral or asks to transfer property to his name before disbursing the loan. Expressing his concern over these cases, the newly elected chief minister has also alerted the police to stop any such future incidents.
Reproving the cultivation of cannabis in Andhra Pradesh, the chief minister has also asked the officials to provide an alternative livelihood to people who are engaged in such activities. This region is becoming the cannabis capital of India.
Presence of Naxalites, insufficient manpower and areas inaccessible to police are major factors to boost this cultivation. He has emphasized that punishing is not an option. The government, with the help of regulatory bodies, has to provide more employment options to the people, if they want to stop this illegal business.