Seemandhra Ministers fine-tuning wish-list
Seemandhra Ministers Fine-Tuning Wish-List, Group of Ministers, About Seemandhra State. With the deadline for submitting recommendations to the GoM drawing nearer, the Union Ministers from the region are busy fine-tuning the wish- list they would like to submit to the Group of Ministers.
Central Ministers to submit a report to GoM soon
What they will seek
- A good financial package for region, new capital
- Annual grant of Rs 20,000 cr till new capital is ready
- Union Territory status for areas under HMDA
- Major educational and R&D institutions as in T State
With the deadline for submitting recommendations to the GoM drawing nearer, the Union Ministers from the region are busy fine-tuning the wish- list they would like to submit to the Group of Ministers.
According to the summary of the report available with The Hans India, the central ministers have focused their attention on extracting a good financial package for the residuary state and to develop a new capital city. They are demanding a financial grant of Rs 20,000 crore every year to Seemandhra till the new capital is ready.
They are also insisting on the UT status for areas under HMDA without any time limit with the corridors as mentioned in the Sri Krishna Committee report to have geographical connectivity. The report urges the GoM to do justice to the Seemandhra region in all respects.
It said that appropriate legal and administrative measures should be taken for the smooth functioning of governments of both States from Hyderabad for 10 years during which period the city will be the common capital.
The report also demanded safety of Seemandhra people in T state and an effective mechanism to protect the fundamental rights of all Seemandhra people in Telangana including Hyderabad.
Among other demands are transfer of Bhadrachalam to Seemandhra State, and determination of the boundaries of Telangana and Seemandhra states with reference to electoral constituencies, judicial and statutory bodies. Those villages which are in Telangana now and were part of erstwhile Andhra state should be restored to the residuary state. The report also sought a package for special backward regions development and industrial zone covering Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts . It also sought financial aid to establish new institutions and industries including metro rail for the new capital, IIT, IIM, Central University, AIIMS, other institutions of national importance and some PSUs, special incentives and other assured tax concessions on the pattern of special states and hill states for attracting investments for a period of 20 years.
In regard to issues pertaining to Irrigation, the report said that a river valley authority be set up on sharing of river waters with a mechanism to resolve water disputes that would arise later in regard to management of Srirailam reservoir which could pose threat to drinking water and power requirements of Rayalaseema.
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18 Jun 2019 10:41 AM GMT