T Harish Rao goes gaga over Telangana growth
Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao on Friday spoke at length about the various welfare schemes undertaken by the State government and how considerable progress was achieved by implementing various department activities.The Minister flagged off the Telangana State Formation Day celebrations here by paying respects to Telangana martyrs at the Martyrs Memorial in Siddipet and hoisted the tri-colour a
Minister for Irrigation assures people that the government will implement more welfare schemes
Siddipet: Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao on Friday spoke at length about the various welfare schemes undertaken by the State government and how considerable progress was achieved by implementing various department activities.
The Minister flagged off the Telangana State Formation Day celebrations here by paying respects to Telangana martyrs at the Martyrs Memorial in Siddipet and hoisted the tri-colour at the Government Degree College stadium.
He congratulated the people of Telangana on the occasion and said the State stood on top among all the other States by achieving an income growth rate of 17.82 per cent during 2016-17, as quoted in the CAG report recently. He said this was the result of all the efforts being put in by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government for the past three years.
He also launched schemes like Rs 1,000 pension per month for single-women, KCR kit worth Rs 15,000 for mother and child protection and Rs 12,000 in three phases for pregnant women in addition to Rs 1,000 as encouragement for giving birth to girl child.
He stated that 75 per cent subsidy for experienced Golla-Kuruma (shepherds), who are registered in cooperative societies, will start from this month itself. The Minister spoke about schemes for fisheries, handloom weavers and other communities at length and said the government will bear all the cost for fisheries that would benefit Bestha, Mudiraju and other fishing communities.
He said the government would supply raw material and purchasing clothes from handloom weavers, help Nayi-Brahmin community by giving them Rs 1 lakh financial assistance to set up barber shops, waive farm loans worth Rs 17,000 crore and supply seeds, fertilisers and pesticides to farmers apart from taking up various irrigation projects across Telangana.
Harish Rao said through Mission Kakatiya 25,75,000 cubic metres of silt was removed in the first phase, which had considerably brought down the usage of chemical fertilizers across the State. He pointed out that its results could be seen in the last Rabi season, where cultivable area for paddy had seen an increase from 50,000 acres to 1,08,800 acres.
He spoke about several minor and medium size projects which were ignored by the governments in the past and were now in various stages of progress under TRS government’s rule.He assured that works for 32.42 kilometre tunnel from Mid-Manair Reservoir to Komuravelli Mallanna Sagar Reservoir would be completed by December 2017 and said canal work to fill minor irrigation tanks under these canals would be completed soon. Adding that 1.21 crore saplings were planted under Telanganaku Haritha Haram in 2016-17, he said plans were pre
pared to plant another 1.62 crore saplings in 2017-18.He spoke extensively about the activities of various departments and schemes like Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Electricity.