Hyderabad: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao said Telangana State has come a long way in the last three-and-a-half years under the visionary leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao.
He was speaking after receiving the Business World’s Urban Leader of the Year award from Union Minister of State for Urban Development Hardeep Singh Puri at the fifth Smart Cities Conclave in New Delhi on Wednesday.
He said that Launching of uninterrupted power supply scheme to farm sector from January 1, drinking water to every household under Mission Bhagiratha and Mission Kakatiya are among the several other landmark programmes initiated under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. “We are confident of maintaining the growth under the leadership of the Chief Minister,” he said.
Principal Secretary for Municipal Administration Naveen Mittal and Telangana Bhavan Resident Commissioner Arvind Kumar received another award on behalf of the State government for its best urban infrastructure in the country. Both the Union Minister and Rama Rao released special issue of Business World Smart Cities on the occasion.
While Rama Rao was chosen for presenting the young State of Telangana in a new perspective to the world using Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 as a platform and increasing investments in Telangana State, Telangana was adjudged as the State with best urban infrastructure for its novel initiatives such as Mission Bhagiratha (Urban), Haritha Haram and 2 BHK housing schemes in urban areas.
Nizamabad MP K Kavitha and Chevella MP Konda Vishweshwar Reddy accompanied the Minister and his delegation.