Suryapet/Nalgonda: Telangana has turned into a role model for others by implementing welfare schemes and development programmes within a short span of four years, said Minister for Power and SC Development G Jagadish Reddy.
He was speaking after unfurling the national flag at Telangana State Formation Day celebrations, organised at the Police Parade Grounds in Suryapet.
The Minister said: We started with a strong belief that development of the area by utilising available resources would become possible only by achieving separate State, then people became partners in Telangana agitation and finally succeeded in achieving the goal in 2014.
He said under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, the State had witnessed significant development surprising the national level political analysts. The Chief Minister also succeeded in bringing the crisis-riden agriculture sector, back on track and made farmers feel proud of their vocation.
Subsidised seeds and fertilizers, round-the-clock power supply to farm sector and investment support scheme were a few examples of the initiatives of the State government to restore glory to farmers. In addition to this, an Agriculture Extension Officer was appointed for every 5,000 acres to provide suggestions to the farmers on cultivation, he added.
Stating that the welfare schemes and development programmes were being taken up effectively in Suryapet district, he said setting up of an electrical sub-station and upgrading of lines were taken up with Rs 266.55 crore in the district during this financial year. Of 4,16,426 electricity connections in the district, 1,21,121 connections were agricultural pump sets, which were being provided free power.
Asserting that the government was keen on providing irrigation facility for agriculture, Reddy said 1,29,961 acres of land was being provided irrigation facility in the district through NSP Left Canal, Musi canals and lift irrigation schemes.
State government had also taken up development of roads to improve the connectivity between villages and mandal, similarly between mandal headquarters and district headquarters, he said Nagarm-Maddirala road work was taken up with Rs 18.78 crore. Rajya Sabha member Badugula Lingaiah Yadav, Collector K Surendra Mohan, Superintendent of Police Prakash Jadav and others also participated in the celebrations.