Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Sunday urged district administrations in the State to ensure optimum utilization of the hitherto untapped vast human resources available in rural and semi-urban areas to put equitable development and progress on the fast track.
“A vast majority of the State’s population comprises Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, and women account for 50 per cent. While the SCs were kept outside the village and STs confined to their Thandas or Gudems, women were confined to the kitchen,” he said, observing that this had resulted in wastage of about 75 per cent of human resources in the State.
The Chief Minister, who was addressing District Collectors at Pragathi Bhavan here, pointed out that India was the only country in the world which was not utilising human resources to such a large extent. “We have to get rid of this malady. Women, SC and STs should be encouraged. We will provide special funds for these sections of society,” he said, and urged the district collectors to come up with district-wise blueprints for funds utilization for them in rural, urban and semi-urban areas with empowerment as the objective.
Urging the bureaucrats to encourage people in agriculture, self-employment, industries and other fields, Rao said all proposals from the districts should be ready before the presentation of the State Budget in the Legislative Assembly.
Reiterating that government programmes should be implemented more effectively through the new districts which were formed for decentralization of administration, better governance and for the convenience of the people, the Chief Minister urged the officials to study each and every family, their living standards, identify the poor among them and design exclusive programmes for their benefit.
The Chief Minister, who had a word of praise for the district collectors of the newly formed districts, said: “The new districts should be stabilised faster. The district collectors are working well, visiting hospitals and hostels, and actively working to find solutions to problems. I am confident that if you continue working with the same commitment and confidence, we will achieve our goals well ahead of the schedules.”