Hyderabad: The State government is all set to take up infrastructure development in a big way over the next five years. Giving a glimpse of its plans, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday said the State government formulated definite plans to improve quality of roads including development of the 340 km long Regional Ring Road (RRR) of international standards outside the existing Outer Ring Road (ORR).
Presenting the vote-on-account budget for 2019-20 in the Assembly, the Chief Minister said the government has decided to renovate the existing roadways in the State. Besides taking up repair works, efforts will be made to lay BT roads to all the 12,571 gram panchayats within next five years.
Chandrashekhar Rao observed that the standards of life will improve significantly only with the availability of quality education and health facilities. As these are important components in the Human Development Index, the government is giving utmost priority to the development of these sectors, he said.
“As a part of providing free KG to PG education, we have started residential schools and colleges in a big way. The number of residential schools for SC, ST, BC and Minority community students has been increased from 296 before the State formation, to a record 542 new residential schools. In 2019-20, we propose to establish 119 more residential schools for BCs. For SC, ST girl students, government has started 51 degree colleges,” he added.
In residential schools, the government is spending on an average Rs 1 lakh per student per annum towards food, accommodation and provision of other facilities. For all the eligible students going abroad for higher studies, financial assistance of Rs 20 lakh is being provided.