Telangana a role model in country, says KCR

Telangana a role model in country, says KCR
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No other State in the country is spending as much as Telangana for the welfare of the people, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao said, addressing a public meeting after the inauguration of Integrated Collectorate Complex here on Wednesday.

Sircilla: No other State in the country is spending as much as Telangana for the welfare of the people, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao said, addressing a public meeting after the inauguration of Integrated Collectorate Complex here on Wednesday.

“Albeit it took a while for the new establishment to gauge the economic and ground reality in the State, thereafter the government never looked back. As a result, the State remained arguably the best in the country by allocating a whopping Rs 43,000 crore for the welfare schemes,” the CM said, pointing out the government’s success in rolling out a few innovative schemes such as pension to single women, KCR Kit etc.

Reminiscing the days of Telangana Movement, KCR said that though they had made fervent appeals to the then government, it didn’t even provide ex-gratia to the families of debt-ridden handloom weavers, who ended their lives. Referring to the government’s patronage to lift the sinking textile industry in Sircilla and other areas, the CM assured all out support for handloom and powerloom workers.

“KT Rama Rao, MA&UD Minister who represents Sircilla, came up with an appeal to carve out Sircilla district and nothing more, but now he demands me to give more funds for the local developmental works,” KCR said jovially, while sanctioning Rs 130 crore on the spot for the construction of minor lift irrigation schemes in Sircilla district.

The CM also sanctioned Rs 20 lakh each for 211 grama panchayats, Rs 5 lakh each for 123 hamlets and 60 Tandas in the district for the developmental works. This apart, CM agreed to give Rs 25 lakh each for newly created four mandals.

“Come what may the government is committed to utilise Godavari waters through Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP),” KCR said, stating that it won’t take long time for the completion of Mission Bhagiratha with which all households in the State would be provided with drinking water.

Thanking the CM for carving out Sircilla district, KTR explained about KCR’s association with the region as the son-in-law of Kodurupaka. Earlier, the CM also laid foundation stones for the Apparel Park, district police office etc.

Finance Minister E Rajender, MP Vinod Kumar, legislators Chennamaneni Ramesh, Rasamayi Balakishan, ZP chairperson Tula Uma, TSCOB chairman K Ravinder Rao, Chief Secretary SP Singh, DGP Anurag Sharma and district collector Krishna Bhaskar were among others present.

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