TPS JAC demands Telangana package
TPS JAC Demands Telangana Package, Demanded for Telangana. Telangana Praja Sanghala JAC chairman Gajjala Kantham has demanded for Telangana an appropriate compensatory package to mitigate the ‘injustices’ meted out to the region.
Telangana Praja Sanghala JAC chairman Gajjala Kantham has demanded for Telangana an appropriate compensatory package to mitigate the ‘injustices’ meted out to the region.
In a memorandum to the Group of Ministers (GoM) on Telangana, he said, “the collective plunder of Telangana society, in socio-economic terms, has indeed been horrendous.”
He led a delegation of Telangana Samajika JAC chairman G Vinod Kumar and BC Associations JAC chairman V Venkatesh Goud to Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily, a member of GoM, and submitted a memorandum.
The TPS favoured continuation of Article 371-D of the Constitution with a textual amendment, adding the name of the new State. Importantly, it demanded that the assets of the erstwhile Hyderabad State, prior to its reorganisation and creation of Andhra Pradesh on November 1, 1956, should be made over to the new State. It seeks the AP Bhavan here.
The memorandum stated, “The Hyderabad House, along with appurtenant land and buildings, located in New Delhi, was formerly a property of Hyderabad State.
Later on the main building was transferred to the Union Government and in lieu thereof, 8 acres of land was allotted elsewhere. Therefore the entire remaining complex, along with 8 acres of land, may be given to Telangana State.”
On its claims to the water-sharing, it quoted the States Reorganisation Commission led by Justice Fazal Ali, “When plans for future development are taken into account, Telangana fears that the claims of this area may not receive adequate consideration in Vishalandhra.
Telangana does not wish to lose its present independent rights in relation to utilization of the waters of the Krishna and the Godavari.”
Like Polavaram has been made a national project, it stated that one major irrigation project on the Godavari and another on the Krishna must be taken up as national projects.
Railway lines sanctioned but not completed should be expeditiously completed. An IIM, AIIMS-type institution and a national tribal university should be set up.
For the Backward Region Grant Funds (BRGF), eight of the ten districts identified by the Planning Commission---Adilabad, Nizamabad, Medak, Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda, Khammam, Warangal and Karimnagar – as eligible must be continued.