Warangal: Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Errabelli Dayakar Rao said that late Prof Kothapalli Jayashankar had left an indelible mark on the minds of Telangana people as an ideologue of the movement for separate Telangana and as an academician.
Speaking after paying tributes to the statue of Prof Jayashankar at Ekashila Park which was named after Jayashankar park at Balasamudram here on Friday marking his birth anniversary, Rao said that Jayashankar had fought fiercely against the injustices and inequalities to the people of Telangana under the Andhra rulers since his student days, and thought that formation of the separate State could only resolve the issues of the people and change the lives of the people of this region.
“Prof Jayashankar was a great thinker who always dreamt of the betterment of the lives of Telangana people. He had put forth convincing reasons for a separate Telangana and contributed a lot in the form of literature to let the people know the genuine demand for a separate Telangana State,” Rao said adding that the State government under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had made several steps in respect of him.
“While the Bhupalpally district was named after him, the Agricultural University was also named after. On the other hand, that government is going to construct a befitting memorial for the Telangana ideologue in Warangal,” the Minister said.
Government Chief Whip Dasyam Vinay Bhaskar also showered praises on Jayashanakar for his key role in the Telangana movement in two spells. Peddapalli ZP chairman Putta Madhu, Warangal Mayor Gundu Sudha Rani, Warangal Urban District Collector Rajeev Gandhi Hanumanthu, Warangal Rural District Collector M Haritha, MLC Basavaraju Saraiaiah, KUDA Chairman Marri Yadava Reddy, Former MP Prof Seetaram Naik, Former Mayor Gunda Prakash Rao and others also paid floral tributes to Prof Jayashankar on the occasion.
Oil Palm factory will be set up in Thorrur, says Errabelli
Mahabubabad: Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Errabelli Dayakar Rao has said that the government would set up an oil palm factory with an estimated cost of Rs 150 crore in Thorrur to encourage the oil palm cultivation and ensure profits to the farmers. An awareness meeting on oil palm cultivation was held at a function hall at Thorrur by the Telangana State Co-op Oilseeds Growers Federation Limited and Lions Club of Thorrur on Friday.
Addressing the farmers, Dayakar Rao said that setting up oil palm factory would be much beneficial for the farmer and farmers could earn more profits for 30 years after four years of the plantation. “80 acres of the land was earmarked for oil palm cultivation at Cherlapalem village,” he said and urged the farmers to emulate the farmers of Aswaraopet and Sattupally of the erstwhile Khammam district in oil palm cultivation. “We have identified one lakh acres for the cultivation of oil palm in Mahabubabad district,” said District Collector Abhilasha Abhinav asking the farmers to utilise the subsidy being provided by the government. Federation chairman K Rama Krishna Reddy, MD Surender Reddy, and other officials spoke at the meeting.
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