Hyderabad: Promising a red carpet welcome for investments, Municipal Administration and IT Minister K Taraka Rama Rao urged the Non-Resident Indians hailing from Telangana to become the goodwill and brand ambassadors for their State and highlight the tremendous progress achieved in the youngest State of India.
Speaking at a Meet-and-Greet programme organised by Telangana NRIs in Zurich on Monday, KT Rama Rao asked Telangana NRIs to introduce industrialists interested in investing money to the Telangana government. He said the NRIs could now purchase lands in Telangana without any apprehension, in view of several government initiatives like the purification of land records, rejuvenation of tanks, effective steps to check pollution and improvement of law and order etc in the State.
In his three-and-half hour interaction, Rama Rao called upon NRIs to join hands with the government in turning the State into a ‘Golden Telangana’. He explained in detail about the govenment policies, schemes and other initiatives which won laurels from all quarters. He said Telangana had registered an impressive growth within three and half years, even as States formed more than a decade ago were still struggling to achieve development. “The development is such that even those who opposed the formation of Telangana are now forced to congratulate the government for its achievements”, he told the audience. Even there were demands to start TRS unit in the neighbouring States, he pointed out.
Referring to the political scenario in the State, the Minister said the Congress party was trying to politicise every issue including the government’s success in providing uninterrupted power supply to farm sector. He recalled the assertion of the then Chief Minister N Kirankumar Reddy that Telangana would plunge into darkness in the event of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. “We overcame power crisis in Telangana, but it turns out that the Congress party is losing its power in State after State”, he remarked.
Pointing out that the TRS government was giving top priority to ensure the basic needs of common man, the Minister pointed out that the Chief Minister was focusing on providing water for irrigation and drinking needs across the State. “In Hyderabad city, we are making efforts to address issues pertaining to drinking water, roads and footpaths among other such basic infrastructure,” he added. He also explained about efforts of the State government for strengthening government schools and hospitals in the State. He stated that the government was addressing issues that led to Telangana State in a phased manner.
On the occasion, Hyderabad Mayor Bonthu Rammohan explained about developmental activities taken up in and around Hyderabad in the last two years. He expressed his readiness to receive suggestions and feedback from NRIs for the city development. Further, he stated that the city was being developed on all fronts with the support of the Chief Minister and the Minister who are well aware of people’s aspirations.
Telugu NRIs from Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and United Kingdom, participated in the meeting which was organsised by Telangana NRIs Sridhar Gande, Allu Krishna Reddy, Anila Jala and Kishore Thatikonda among others.