Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had personally appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to accord national status to Palamuru Ranga Reddy Lift irrigation project but there was no response from the Centre, he said.
Mahabubnagar: Industries Minister KT Rama Rao said Central Government has been discriminate towards Telangana in sanctioning new projects and allocation of funds.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had personally appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to accord national status to Palamuru Rangareddy Lift irrigation project but there was no response from the Centre, he said.
Interestingly, Upper Bhadra project in the neighbouring Karnataka was accorded national project, he pointed out while addressing the gathering after inaugurating double bedroom houses at Kodgal village in Jadcherla constituency here on Friday.
Similarly, an appeal was made to identify the Hyderabad- Bengaluru corridor as industrial corridor to facilitate setting up of more industries and creation of employment for youth. But there was no reply from the Centre, he said.
“Irrespective of Central Government’s assistance, the Chief Minister is introducing many welfare schemes and taking up development programmes. We need your support and blessings,” said Rama Rao.
In the last seven years, villages across the State had witnessed rapid development, he said. “The Congress and BJP governments are ruling in other States. I challenge the Congress and BJP leaders to showcase the development of villages in their States and compare it with those in Telangana,” said Rama Rao.
Under Palle Pragathi programme, the Telangana government was extending monthly financial assistance to each gram panchayats across the State. Each Panchayat was now provided with a water tanker, tractor, nursery and other facilities, he said.
In the past, women had to walk long distances to fetch a pot of drinking water but now safe drinking water was being provided in all households across the State through Mission Bhagiratha, he said.
In the neighbouring Nalgonda district, since last 65 years over 2 lakh people were affected with fluorosis, despite River Krishna flowing in the district. Past Government’s failed to address this decades-old issue but Telangana Government addressed the issue through provision of safe drinking water under Mission Bhagiratha, he said.
“There are no more fluorosis cases in Nalgonda. This was disclosed on record in the parliament by the Central government,” said Rama Rao adding no other State can compete with Telangana in terms of development in villages.
Excise Minister V Srinivas Goud said Telangana was the only State in the country, which was implementing Dalit Bandhu, Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bheema and several other welfare schemes. Impressed with Telangana’s welfare and development programmes, a BJP MLA from Raichur had demanded merger of Raichur with Telangana, he reminded.
There were times in the past, when people, especially farmers from Jedcherla had migrated to Hyderabad and other places for livelihood. But now the constituency was witnessing reverse migration as the land prices had increased and there was provision of sufficient water for farming community. All this was possible due to the infrastructure development done by the Telangana Government, he said.
Former Minister C Laxma Reddy said following monthly financial assistance to gram panchayats, there was comprehensive development of villages across the State.
He said the Telangana Government had sanctioned a check dam in Kodgal village and works would commence shortly.Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had personally appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to accord national status to Palamuru Ranga Reddy Lift irrigation project but there was no response from the Centre, he said.
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