Nizamabad: Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s idea of small districts was to make every citizen prosper thereby transforming Telangana into a rich State. He was participating in the inauguration of Police Commissionerate here on Tuesday.
Speaking on the occasion, Pocharam Srinivas Reddy commended the Chief Minister on his decision to carve out a Police Commissionerate in the districts whose population exceeded 10 lakh. 

As part of the promises made at the time of elections, the government has so far implemented development works relating to drinking water supply, irrigation water facility, electricity, roads and buildings, medical and health services and establishment of residential schools, he said. The Minister was hopeful that the State’s budget outlay would touch Rs 2 lakh crore from the present Rs 1.3 lakh crore by 2019 and Rs 5 lakh crore by 2020. Development of a region would depend upon the enforcement of better law and order procedures. Revenue and Police were the two eyes of district-level administration, he added.

MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha said that the districts’ reorganisation has been implemented on the basis of promises made by Chief Minister during Telangana agitation on decentralisation of powers. The creation of smaller districts, she opined, would be useful in assessing the government’s performance with regard to implementation of various schemes and achieving corruption-free administration. So as to create confidence among the people on the governance and policing, many new police stations would be set up, she said.

District Collector Yogita Rana said that keeping in view the geographical conditions, area (extent) and population, 13 new mandals were created to take the administration to the doorstep of the citizens. Police Commissioner Kartikeya said that he and his staff would strive hard to ensure better policing in the district.MLCs Bhoopathi Reddy, Akula Lalitha, Zilla Parishad Chairman Daffedar Raju, Mayor Akula Sujatha, MLA Ganesh Gupta, Joint Collector A Ravinder Reddy and others participated in the programme.

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