Priority is to peoples’ welfare, development of State: KCR

Addressing journalists at a ‘Janahitha’ programme at Pragathi Bhavan as part of his birthday celebrations, Chief Minister said the State was well on the path of progress.

By Author  |  Published: 17th Feb 2017  5:51 pmUpdated: 17th Feb 2017  9:18 pm
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File Photo: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday asserted that his priority was peoples’ welfare and development of the State.

Addressing journalists at a ‘Janahitha’ programme at Pragathi Bhavan as part of his birthday celebrations, the Chief Minister said the State was well on the path of progress as is evident from the 19.5 per cent growth rate which is a record at the national level.

As part of the exercise to transform the State into Golden Telangana, the government was implementing various welfare schemes, he said, adding that the rural economy will flourish once the welfare schemes are implemented for about 25 lakh Yadavas (Golla and Kurma) and 45 lakh fishermen. 

The government has decided to give 75 per cent subsidy by distributing 88 lakh sheep to four lakh Yadav families besides extending help for sheep breeding and marketing. Yadavs will have assets worth Rs 25,000 crore in future, the Chief Minister said. “Our aim is to strengthen rural economy through Mission Kakatiya aimed at restoring lakes for irrigation and Mission Bhagiratha which will ensure supply of potable waters to all the households in the State,” he said.

Taking a dig at the Andhra leaders for their comments that Statehood will lead to power shortage, Rao said the TRS government had not only overcome the power crisis but was also ensuring uninterrupted power supply to the people.