Hyderabad: Eight States in the country were keen to replicate Mission Kakatiya and Mission Bhagiratha, the flagship programmes of the Telangana government, besides other successful schemes launched by the State government, IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao said on Wednesday.
The Minister was speaking to mediapersons after inspecting the arrangements being made at ‘Telangana Pragathi Pranganam’, venue of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) plenary session to be held on April 21 in suburban Kompally. “The plenary gains great significance in the backdrop of the State emerging as the frontrunner in all fields at the national level, thanks to the rapid development it has witnessed under the visionary leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao,” he said.
The State stands tall with a high growth rate of 22 per cent achieved within a span of three years despite all odds, he said, adding that as far as Mission Kakatiya is concerned, different States both from North and South have been closely observing its implementation aimed at the revival of 46,000-odd village tanks in a phased manner to address the scarcity conditions which persisted for long. The tank rejuvenation programme could draw international attention too, Rao said.
Leading States like Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu had deputed their teams to study the various factors that contributed to the success of the programme. The Central Water Commission (CWC) also sent a delegation of irrigation engineers from five States to study the success of Mission Kakatiya and Mission Bhagiratha, the Minister said.
The initiative of the TRS government to extend drinking water supply with direct tap connection to every household in the State is unique, and it would serve as a pilot project for the rest of the country, he said.
Besides these initiatives, the TS-iPass, the industrial promotion policy of the State government, had made its mark by promoting the State as a favourite destination for investments. “The party will showcase the achievements and successes of the government in its entirety at the plenary,” the Minister said.