Author : Patan Afzal Babu


Kaleshwaram project needs no DPR

Kaleshwaram project needs no DPR

Mar 23,2017 , 02:46 AM IST | Telangana
The state government has decided not to submit a detailed project report regarding Kaleswaram irrigation project to Godavari River Management Board (GRMB). The government refuted the argument of the Central Water Commission (CWC) that it was a new project. The government took the stand that the project was redesigned out of Pranahita- Chevella lift irrigation project and hence there is no need for
Mission Bhagiratha hits roadblock

Mission Bhagiratha hits roadblock

Mar 21,2017 , 02:48 AM IST | Telangana
Mission Bhagiratha, the drinking water grid to supply purified water to the entire Telangana, has hit a roadblock in the urban areas with private agencies refusing to participate in the tender process while opposing the annuity payment mode. The same is the case in Amrut (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) towns.  
Telangana govt on a high over booze sale, raises target

Telangana govt on a high over booze sale, raises target

Mar 15,2017 , 03:33 AM IST | Telangana
In the wake of steep decline in the revenue targeted from land sales, the government seems to be looking towards mopping up about Rs 16,000 crore from liquor sales, excise duty and licence fee.
Telangana Govt debt burden to  climb up to 1.4 L crore

Telangana Govt debt burden to climb up to 1.4 L crore

Mar 14,2017 , 05:15 AM IST | Telangana
Substantial increase in allocation for welfare and development programmes is likely to put heavy debt burden on State government in the next financial year. The State government has projected that the debt will climb up to over Rs 1.40 lakh crore during 2017-18 from Rs 1.14 lakh crore during 2016-17. 
Subsidy burden set to soar to 35K crore

Subsidy burden set to soar to 35K crore

Mar 12,2017 , 04:07 AM IST | Telangana
Finance Minister E Rajendar on Saturday indicated that the subsidy burden on State exchequer in the next financial year could be more than Rs 35,000 crore.  
Legal hurdles hamper irrigation projects

Legal hurdles hamper irrigation projects

Mar 07,2017 , 03:37 AM IST | Telangana
Irrigation projects in Telangana are facing legal hurdles and hit a roadblock. There are as many as 30 cases filed against the construction of the projects on various grounds before the High Court and also National Green Tribunal (NGT).
Congress plans Sonia meet on T-day to galvanise party

Congress plans Sonia meet on T-day to galvanise party

Mar 04,2017 , 03:20 AM IST | Telangana
In a bid to galvanize the party and to expose the failures of the TRS government, the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee is planning to hold a public meeting to be addressed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi here on Telangana Formation Day (June 2).
Telangana Budget workout gets tight security

Telangana Budget workout gets tight security

Mar 01,2017 , 02:29 AM IST | Telangana
With just hardly 10 days to go for the budget session of the State Assembly, the preparation of budget 2017-18 financial year is being done under unprecedented heavy security which is perhaps generally noticed in North Block in New Delhi which houses the Union Finance Ministry office.
Telangana Govt to ensure bank fund flow to irrigation projects

Telangana Govt to ensure bank fund flow to irrigation projects

Feb 26,2017 , 03:38 AM IST | Telangana
To reduce financial burden in view of the proposed substantial increase of fund allocations for welfare and development programmes in the next financial year, state government has decided to borrow money from financial institutions for the construction of all irrigation projects in 2017-18 .
AP, Telangana stake claim to Krishna flood waters

AP, Telangana stake claim to Krishna flood waters

Feb 22,2017 , 03:12 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are set to lock horns over the issue of construction of flood flow canals. The fresh dispute arises as the AP government has written to the Centre seeking permission to construct canal between Pothireddypadu and the Kundu river to utilise flood waters for the Rayalaseema region during heavy rains. 
TSERC Power utilities pitch for more funds to offset losses

TSERC Power utilities pitch for more funds to offset losses

Feb 19,2017 , 04:34 AM IST | Telangana
Uncertainty over the submission of new power tariff proposals by power utilities before Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) is likely to continue till the government finalises the size of funds it would earmark  for power subsidy in 2017-18 financial year.
Telangana looks to rake in moolah with beer

Telangana looks to rake in moolah with beer

Feb 15,2017 , 03:54 AM IST | Telangana
With summer just around the corner, the state has set its eyes on raising its revenue by increasing production of beer by several notches and also selling it to seven other states.
Centre’s gazette hurdle hits State

Centre’s gazette hurdle hits State

Feb 14,2017 , 05:22 AM IST | Telangana
Though it is four months since the State government had informed the Union government about creation of 21 new districts, the Centre has not yet notified the same in the official gazette.
Perform or face music, KCR tells slack babus

Perform or face music, KCR tells slack babus

Feb 12,2017 , 03:34 AM IST | Telangana
It appears that the tardy implementation of several welfare schemes in the State has left Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao red-faced and the mandarins in the corridors of power have apparently rubbed their political boss on the wrong shoulder.  
Millet burgers anyone?

Millet burgers anyone?

Feb 09,2017 , 03:14 AM IST | Telangana
Finger Millet (Ragi), Foxtail Millet (Korralu) and Pearl Millet (Bajra) which were once an inseparable part of diet are now making a comeback. 
Telangana Budget draws big building plans

Telangana Budget draws big building plans

Feb 05,2017 , 03:10 AM IST | Telangana
Posh residential colony for all IAS and IPS officers in the Hyderabad, Collector offices in 28 districts and, state-of-the-art hi-tech new Secretariat building are among the proposals that are said to have been incorporated in the budget proposals for 2017-18.
Healthcare services in govt hospitals to be outsourced

Healthcare services in govt hospitals to be outsourced

Jan 31,2017 , 03:29 AM IST | Telangana
In an apparent move to hand over the government owned healthcare services to private players in a phased manner, the Telangana government has brought into force Integrated Hospital Facility Management Service.
KCR Govt mulls sub-plans for BCs, minorities

KCR Govt mulls sub-plans for BCs, minorities

Jan 29,2017 , 03:09 AM IST | Telangana
Following the demand from opposition parties and social organisations, the government is mulling to introduce separate sub-plans for BCs and minorities in the 2017 budget.
Telangana Govt halts execution of major projects

Telangana Govt halts execution of major projects

Jan 26,2017 , 04:52 AM IST | Telangana
Top officials of the Irrigation Department told The Hans India that nearly 60,000 to 70,000 acres of land was required to complete the major irrigation projects. So far, just 25,000 acres of land had been acquired.
Telangana: No big bang Budget likely

Telangana: No big bang Budget likely

Jan 25,2017 , 03:00 AM IST | Telangana
Uncertainty over revenue inflows seems to have deterred the state government from going high on budget allocations in the ensuing budget.
Telangana State to approach Supreme Court to buy time

Telangana State to approach Supreme Court to buy time

Jan 24,2017 , 04:52 AM IST | Telangana
The State government has decided to go slow in implementing the Supreme Court directions on the closure of licensed liquor outlets on highways in the State.
Congress, TDP to dig up records of 50 yrs

Congress, TDP to dig up records of 50 yrs

Jan 22,2017 , 03:05 AM IST | Telangana
Year 2019 is round the corner, if not very far, when it comes to rudderless parties in the State. Opposition parties like the Congress and the TTDP are now working on an innovative strategy to consolidate their base among the masses by harking back to identified major beneficiaries of every welfare and developmental scheme implemented under various dispensations over the past five decades, particu
Telangana Budgetary allocation to be doubled

Telangana Budgetary allocation to be doubled

Jan 20,2017 , 06:31 AM IST | Telangana
The State government has come out with an action plan to give facelift to select religious places –temples, masjids and churches – as a way to promote religious tourism in Telangana.  
Telangana beats demonetisation, to stay surplus

Telangana beats demonetisation, to stay surplus

Jan 18,2017 , 03:15 AM IST | Telangana
Despite demonetisation, Telangana state would remain a revenue surplus state for the fourth consecutive year. 
Telangana Govt mulls more subsidies

Telangana Govt mulls more subsidies

Jan 17,2017 , 04:09 AM IST | Telangana
The Telangana government will have bear a bigger subsidy burden in 2017-18 as it is mulling to introduce more subsidy schemes and increase the subsidy component of the existing programmes in the next financial year. 
Key depts seek hike in outlay

Key depts seek hike in outlay

Jan 14,2017 , 02:54 AM IST | Telangana
The State budget outlay for 2017-18 financial year is likely to go up by 15 to 20 per cent, considering that key departments have sought enhanced allocations in view of the increases in non–plan expenditure and the government proposes to introduce several new schemes.
Centre seeks info on single woman pension scheme

Centre seeks info on single woman pension scheme

Jan 12,2017 , 03:19 AM IST | Telangana
The pension scheme for single woman recently announced by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao seems to have caught the attention of the Central government. 
Telangana villages go digital

Telangana villages go digital

Jan 11,2017 , 06:23 AM IST | Telangana
While the other States in the country are struggling hard to overcome  currency crisis post demonetisation,  Telangana Government claims to have achieved a milestone by converting 63 villages into ‘e-cash’ villages spread over seven districts.
Siddipet gets lion’s share, Hyderabad raw deal

Siddipet gets lion’s share, Hyderabad raw deal

Jan 07,2017 , 05:22 AM IST | Telangana
Siddipet district, represented by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao, has been given priority in respect of allocations among 31 districts under the Special Development Fund for developmental programmes being taken up during 2016-17. 
Lack of co-ordination stymies projects

Lack of co-ordination stymies projects

Jan 06,2017 , 03:54 AM IST | Telangana
 Lack of interdepartmental coordination has led to delay in many developmental programmes taken up by the Telangana government in the State.