Rama Krishna Sangem
Telangana, the newest State of India, is a top performer in development and welfare in the country is now @ 8. Formed on June 2, 2014, Telangana today is a leading contributor of India’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product), while balancing welfare and development in an efficient manner. Some of its innovative schemes are not just liked but emulated by several other states besides the Centre.
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) will participate in the 8th formation day celebrations in Hyderabad on June 2, Thursday, and present his progress card to people of the State. Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar two days ago held a meeting with senior officials to supervise the arrangements for the CM’s programme on the occasion.
While consolidating gains in infrastructure sectors like irrigation, power, industries and basic needs in villages and towns, KCR headed TRS government which is in power since 2014, has introduced several welfare covering all sections of people. This way, the government has taken care of interests of literally all in society. This approach has helped Telangana achieve record growth during these years.
According to a 171 page note issued by the Chief Ministers’s Office on May 31, the schemes of growth and welfare are evenly placed so that no specific area is neglected. The note mentioned the achievements in as many as 23 departments like – agriculture, animal husbandry, medical and health, industries, IT, energy, education, tourism, roads & buildings, besides new schemes like Dalit Bandhu, KCR Kits, Kalyana Laxmi etc.
A striking feature of these achievements is generation of employment in both public and private sectors – 1.33 lakh posts were filled in government departments, while 25 lakh jobs were created in private sectors, thanks to promotion of industrial growth. Another 80,000 government jobs will be filled very soon. The worth of IT exports from Telangana are around Rs 1.45 lakh crore. This sector alone gives jobs to around 6.28 lakh professionals.
Interestingly, around 33 per cent of those who got jobs in IT sector in India are from Telangana. The proactive approach of IT Minister KT Rama Rao has helped wooing many leading global brands, giants like Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook to Salesforce have expanded their activities, while other majors like Uber, Intel among others have set up their units in Hyderabad.
In power sector, the journey of Telangana is phenomenal. From an installed capacity of around 7,500 MW in 2014, the State now has an installed capacity of around 17,500 MW. Perhaps, Telangana is one of the few states which supply power round the clock to all categories of consumers.
So is the progress in irrigation sector – as 46,531 tanks were restored to irrigate 15 lakh acres, while prestigious Kaleswaram lift project has lifted up ground water table.
Telangana is one of the few states which handled the Covid pandemic efficiently. The State has learnt quickly learnt lessons from the pandemic and strengthened its medical infrastructure and health network. Today, 256 basti dawakhanas (slum clinics) are running in the city of Hyderabad. Interests of the poor are taken into consideration in the fields of health and education.
The progress report gave statistical information on each sector.