Narsampet: The visit of Health Minsiter T Harish Rao to this far flung town will go down as a red letter day as he along with other local representatives laid foundation stones for works to develop the Narsampet community hosptial into a district level hospital at a cost of Rs 58 crore and other works […]
Narsampet: The visit of Health Minsiter T Harish Rao to this far flung town will go down as a red letter day as he along with other local representatives laid foundation stones for works to develop the Narsampet community hosptial into a district level hospital at a cost of Rs 58 crore and other works including setting up of a T Diagnostic Centre, 25 health sub centres in the town, on Saturday.
Speaking after laying foundation stone, Harish Rao appreciated the efforts of local MLA Peddi Sudarshan Reddy for getting the sanction for a 330 bed hospital, which would ensure that people need not travel all the way to Warangal to get better treatment. The T Diagnostic centre to be set up will take 57 types of diagnostic tests for the benefit of people. In addition to these setting up of 26 health sub-centres would help improve the health infrastructure network in the district tremendously.
The minister who spoke at length about the development of Telangana state and the welfare schemes being taken up by the government pointed out that he had noticed farmers from neighbouring areas of Maharashtra were buying small pockets of land in Telangana to take up agriculture, as they were attracted by the farmer welfare measures introduced by the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao.
He recalled that before the formation of Telangana, politicians had also maintianed that Telangana would have no future, but within seven years, the development was there for every one to see. HE said the Centre was trying to force States to fix power meters to all agricultural connections by offering Rs. 25,000 crore under the FRBM, but Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao had spurned the offer and declared that he would not be a party to collection of power charges from the farmers.
The ruling party had brought in several measures like Rytu Bandhu, Kalyana Lakshmi, Dalit Bandhu, Ruty Bheema, Mission Kakatiya though these programmes were not included in the election manifesto. The farmers never had to get recommendations for financial assistance but the Government proactively had taken up Rytu Bandhu and so far Rs 50,000 crore had been disbursed.
He called upon people to question the BJP leaders on hike in prices of fertilisers and the efforts of local BJP leaders who demanded that works on Kaleshwaram be stopped. The BJP was also planning to hike the fuel prices once the elections are over in the country.
He declared that the Chief Minister had also instructed him to provide Rs 500 crore to FRs 600 crore for providing loans without interest to farmers. Panchayat Raj Minister E Dayakar Rao, MP Malothu Kavita, MLA Peddi Sudershan Reddy and other leaders were present.
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