CM Announces Road Map for State’s Development

Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has advised opposition parties to change their “intolerant” attitude at least after the “unprecedented” victory of the TRS in the Warangal Lok Sabha by-election.

Speaking to reporters after the declaration of the election result on Tuesday, Rao said, “Now, the responsibility of the government has increased manifold. We will not develop arrogant attitude but work for the welfare of the people with more responsibility.”

Recalling the burning of his effigies by opposition party workers just within five days of his assuming charge as chief minister, Rao advised the opposition parties: “People supported the development and welfare programmes of the government. The intolerant attitude of the opposition is not good.”

The opposition spread canards on farm loan waiver and other issues. “The hasty and intolerant attitude of the opposition should change. People rejected the opposition parties which lied to the people against the government,” he said and announced a road map for development and new schemes. Here is what he said:

Major Tasks

“Now, I have three major works to complete. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections and Narayankhed Assembly bypoll and presenting the annual Budget. After that I will embark upon the district tours. The TRS will win 80 seats in the GHMC on its own.”

Bus Yatra

“I am busy preparing plans for the last 17 months and could not meet ordinary workers. The planning is over. Now, I will tour districts and stay there for six to eight days. I will organise Bus Yatras to district, interact frequently with workers. Ministers too will undertake Bus Yatras. I will stay near the ongoing irrigation projects and see that they are completed on time.”

Irrigation Projects

“The re-engineering and redesigning of irrigation projects has been completed. Construction of all the irrigation projects will be completed by 2020-2021. Even the distribution network will be completed in the next four years. One crore acres of land will be provided irrigation water.”

DSC Exam

“The District Selection Committee (DSC) examination to recruit around 15,000 to 20,000 teachers for government schools will be conducted very soon. Around 1,500 DSC-98 qualified teachers will also be provided jobs. The contract employees will be regularised in the next two months’ time.”

Two-bedroom Houses

“This year the government will construct 60,000 two-bedroom houses. From next year the number will be one lakh. I spoke with Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu and will see to it that a huge number of houses are sanctioned also for Telangana as sanctioned for AP. Under the central government’s scheme, all government and private employees whose annual income is less than Rs 6 lakh will be provided a double bedroom house. The Centre will give a subsidy of Rs 2 lakh on each house.

For construction of the double bedroom houses, ministers and MLAs will select villages. The beneficiaries in the villages will be selected by the respective district collectors and there will be no involvement of politicians.”

Water Grid

“We will complete the Water Grid programme before the next elections (2019). I reiterate that if the government fails to complete the scheme, the TRS will not seek votes. Taps will be fixed inside the houses at government’s cost.”

Kalyana Laxmi

“The Kalyana Laxmi scheme, to give Rs 51,000 for performing the marriage of girls, will be extended to all the eligible poor in BCs and OCs from March.”

Fund for Ministers

“In order to enable the ministers to sanction money for immediate works, a Special Development Fund (SDF) of Rs 25 crore each to all ministers will be provided in the annual budget from next year.”

Power Production

“Telangana will become power surplus by 2018. Farmers will be provided nine hours of uninterrupted power for agricultural operations from the next Kharif season.”

KCR to Invite Naidu to Ayuta Chandi Yagam

Once again, the chief ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, K Chandrashekar Rao and N Chandrababu Naidu, might come face to face. Stating that he would perform the Ayuta Chandi Yagam from December 23 to 27, Rao said he had invited the President and the Governor, and would also invite his Andhra Pradesh CM.

Refuting opposition’s criticism that he would be using government money for the yagam, the Chief Minister said, “The Yagam will be performed with my money and with the help of donors. Government money will not be used for it. I had vowed to conduct the Yagam if Telangana state was formed. The Yagam will cost `2 to `3 crore. Cost is not the criterion. Around 4,000 Vedic pundits and 1,500 Ritviks will be needed for the ritual. They are being brought from three or four other states.”

Source: The New Indian Express

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