Jagtial: Information Technology Minister K Taraka Rama Rao informed that construction of 3 lakh double bedroom houses in the next five years was the aim of Telangana government. The Minister was speaking after laying the foundation stone for construction of 4,160 double bedroom houses being taken up with Rs 230 crore at Nukapalli of Malyala mandal.
“Besides 2.72 lakh houses announced earlier, another three lakh houses would be constructed by spending Rs 18,000 crore. The housing scheme being implemented in Telangana was larger than all the houses being constructed in the rest of the country,” he said.
Talking about Rythu Bandhu scheme, the Minister said that the government is giving financial assistance of Rs. 4,000 per acre each for yasangi and kharif crops. The distribution of cheques will begin on May 10. Referring to local MLA T Jeevan Reddy’s request to take measures to provide minimum support price for farmers, KTR said previous governments had completely ignored the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission on the subject of minimum support prices for various crops.
As part of a plan to provide MSP to farmers, the State government has formed village, mandal, district and State level farmers coordination committees, he added.
Referring to former united Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy’s comments that Telangana would plunge into darkness if separate State was formed, Rama Rao said Telangana government has proved that those comments wrong by providing 24 hours of power supply to the farm sector.
The government will ensure all-round development of Jagtial, the Minister said adding that food processing units will be set up in the town to add value to the mango crop that was grown extensively in the area.
Local unemployed youths would be provided employment in such units, he said. He said the Telangana government fulfilled the long-standing dream of local people by forming a separate Jagitial district and promised to develop the newly formed district on par with Karimnagar.