Hyderabad: Scores of welfare schemes and programmes are in progress in the Telangana State, not less than Rs 40,000 crore were allocated in the budget for the welfare activities, which was highest in the country, said legislator Payam Venkateshwarlu while moving the first resolution on ‘Golden era for Welfare’ in the 16th TRS plenary.
Speaking on this subject, he elaborated all the welfare programmes starting from the formation of the State such as Kalyana Laxmi, Shadi Mubarak, Aasara pensions, super fine rice, uninterrupted power supply for the industries, free nine hours power for the agriculture and loan waiver for farmers.
Venkateshwarlu also explained that only Telangana government is implementing free education for the SCs, STs and BCs with the establishment of 300 odd residential instructions in the State. “The government has decided to give a KCR kit each to new born babies, with Johnson and Johnson products. This was never expected by poor families of the State,” Venkateshwarlu added.
Supporting the resolution, Industrial Development Corporation of Telangana chairman Budan Baig said that the previous governments used welfare programmes for vote bank politics. Baig appreciated the government programme for providing free education for 17,000 students through free residential programme. He supported the government for approving 12 per cent reservation to Muslim minorities recently. “Rs 12,050 crore were allocated for the welfare programmes of minorities,” Baig explained. He wished all success for the implementation of welfare programmes in the State.