The chief minister Mr KCR has assured the farmers not to panic as the state government would buy the wet and boiled rice. He instructed the officials the expedite the procurement process in view of sudden rains.
The chief minister found fault with the Central government for directly releasing the funds for local bodies without taking the state government into confidence as is the precedent. He was pointed out at the Gram Panchayats, Jawahar Rojgar Yojana, NREGS, and others.
He said what the center knows about the priorities of the local body or the state government. Why not take the state government take into confidence in releasing funds which know the priorities, he sought to know.
It was nothing but bullying the state governments and ignoring their rights.
Even after many decades of independence, many villages are still facing a severe shortage of water and electricity. The center instead of engaging in petty issues like overriding the states and their rights should focus on such issues. Else, they should give rights to states to correct such anomalies. The centre does not have faith in the three-tier Panchayat Raj system.
The chief minister was addressing the officials and elected public representatives reviewing the progress of various schemes and also the ensuing Palle Pragathi programme. In view of the severe summer, it was decided to begin the programme on June 3.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao