Rama Krishna Sangem
Telangana Chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on September 17, Sunday affirmed the wheels of progress of Telangana, which is the youngest, are moving forward to beat the established big states somewhere in the country. He unfurled the national flag of tricolour on the occasion of Hyderabad Liberation Day, this day, 75 years ago, marking integration of erstwhile Nizam’s Hyderabad state with Indian Union.
Addressing the gathering at the national integration day programme in Hyderabad the chief minister said the Hyderabad state has become an integral part of Union of India on September 17 hence the national integration day was celebrated.
Now, in any part of the country, the Telangana model is roaring. With the cool blessings of all the people of Telangana, these wheels of progress will continue to move forward.
The anti-progressive forces that try to block this must be defeated. Our unity is our strength. On this National Unity Day, let us work together to achieve Bangaru Telangana. Let’s continue Telangana progress like this, the chief minister declared.
During his detailed speech the chief minister touched various aspects pertaining to welfare and development and spoke about the Palamuru project. Palamuru district in the united state of Andhra Pradesh was a tragic story. Palamuru – Rangareddy uplift project is a history of struggle. In 1956, Palamuru district suffered the most from the formation of Andhra Pradesh state. Had Hyderabad State continued as per the recommendations of the Fazal Ali Commission, seven lakh acres would have been irrigated through the Upper Krishna, Tungabhadra and Bima Edama canals.
The government created history by opening 21 new medical colleges within a decade. In the recent cabinet meeting, 8 more medical colleges have been approved for setting up next year. With this, the government is going to reach the target of having one medical college in each of 33 districts in the state.
Distribution of double bedroom houses
The aim of the BRS government is to build double bedroom houses for all the deserving poor in a phased manner and provide them free of charge instead of the matchbox-like houses given by the previous governments. We are continuing the construction of these houses in such a way as to maintain the self-esteem of the poor. It is an ongoing process.
We have also started the “Grihalakshmi” scheme for the poor who want to have their own land and build a house. Under this scheme, the government will provide financial assistance of three lakh rupees to the beneficiaries for the construction of houses in three phases. In the first phase, we are providing this benefit to three thousand people in each constituency of the state.
It is the opinion of the government that support pensions should be adequate to the minimum requirements rather than being fixed. That’s why BRS increased pensions in Rashi and Vasi immediately after coming to power. The amount of pension was increased from Rs 200 to Rs 2,016. We have recently increased the amount of pension given to the disabled from 3016 to 4016 rupees. As of 2014, the number of pensioners was only 29 lakh, but today pensions are being given to 44 lakh people.
Special Progress Act is being implemented for the development of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. We are allocating funds for the development of SCs and STs according to their population proportion. The government is providing financial assistance in the form of a grant of one lakh rupees to the family for the professionals of the weaker sections and the minority sections.
The IT sector in Telangana is developing day by day. Every day a new company is coming forward to invest in the state.
Hyderabad as Viswa Nagaram
Hyderabad as Vishwa NagaramHyderabad city is a mini India. Here people of all states and all religions live together in brotherhood. We have laid solid foundations in line with the goal of making Hyderabad a cosmopolitan city. Today the city of Hyderabad is peaceful without religious riots and fights like in the past.
Cultivation of happiness
Telangana irrigation sector is entering a golden age with the construction of pending projects, construction of pending projects, completion of other medium and small projects along with mega lift project like Kaleswaram. Welfare measures other than 24-hour free electricity, timely supply of seeds and fertilizers, Rythu Bandhu for investment, Raithubima, waiver of crop loans up to 37 thousand crore rupees have given relief to the farmers.
It is a matter of pride for all of us that Telangana is number one in many fields today. Telangana is the only state in the country which has overcome the crisis in the power sector within a short period of time and is providing quality electricity to all sectors for 24 hours and completely free to agriculture.