True to his word the chief minister Mr KCR allocated Rs 17, 700 crore for dalith scheme in the new budget presented today by finance minister Mr T Harish Rao.
The scheme aims at benefitting 11,800 families in 118 constituencies.
The state government decided to set up the first women’s 8university with Rs 100 crore.
The government allocated 7,289 crore for mana ooru mana badi programme aiming to introduce English medium in government schools besides improving infrastructure in government schools.
The state government has allocated Rs 1000 crore for the eight medical colleges being set up across the state including the once very backward areas such as Mahabubabad.
The budget was hailed as pro poor and very balanced by different sections of society.
As usual the opposition parties tried to play spoilsport as BJP MLAs tried to stall the budget speech of Mr Harish Rao.
The treasury bench was forced to suspend them for the session and they made hue and cry coming out of the house.
It may Be noted that the Telangana government made significant strides in improving the standard of living of people in the recent past. Be it maternal, infant mortality rate, unemployment rate etc the state is above the national average. The welfare schemes such as rythu bandhu cost over Rs 50000 crore while the KCR kits scheme reached over 13 lakh for instance.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao