Mancherial: Chennur TRS candidate Balka Suman said that TRS government realised the long pending dream of dependent jobs to children of coal miners. He recalled that he had raised the issue of waiving income tax to coal miners in Parliament. He met coal miners in Mandamarri and Ramakrishnapur as part of his campaign on Wednesday.
Suman asserted that the incumbent government had revived the dependent job scheme by renaming it which was shelved in the 1990s. He alleged that Opposition parties tried to stall the process by approaching courts. However, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao instructed authorities of SCCL to alter the name of the initiative and to implement it, he added.
The TRS nominee from Chennur interacted with miners working with KK1 of Mandamarri and RK1A in Ramakrishnapur towns. He told them that he had brought the long-pending demand of IT waiver for coal miners in Parliament for the first time. He flayed the Congress and TDP for failing to pursue the issue with Union government even after ruling the State for seven decades. Suman further stated that house sites belonging to the coal major would be handed to those and former employees of SCCL, who occupied the land for several years for residing, soon. He said that the credit goes to Chandrashekhar Rao. Several thousands of families would be benefitted with this move, he stated.
The nominee recounted that the government had agreed to provide interest-free homes loan of Rs 10 lakh and air-conditioning machines in residential quarters of miners, besides constructing new quarters. He recalled that Rao had promised not to privatise the coal mines and TRS would strive for creating jobs to locals by opening new mines.