2017 A great year for erstwhile Warangal dist

2017 A great year for erstwhile Warangal dist
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The year 2017 turned out to be a great year for erstwhile Warangal district in terms of industrial promotion, employment generation and developmental activities. The year witnessed launch of several key initiatives that aimed at boosting employment generation, arresting labour migration, skill development among unemployed youth and overall development of the district.

Warangal: The year 2017 turned out to be a great year for erstwhile Warangal district in terms of industrial promotion, employment generation and developmental activities. The year witnessed launch of several key initiatives that aimed at boosting employment generation, arresting labour migration, skill development among unemployed youth and overall development of the district.

First of all, Kakatiya Mega Textile Park (KMTP), for which the Chief Minister, K Chandrashekar Rao, laid foundation stone on October 22 at Geesukonda in Warangal Rural district, is considered as a ground-breaking initiative. It is expected to create about one lakh jobs for the locals.

The Textile Park is supposed to meet end-to-end needs of textile industry on the basis of farm to fashion functionality. With the participation of companies from South Korea and others, it is being developed on international standards.

Giving details of progress of the KMTP works, Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC) Zonal Manager Rathan Rathod told The Hans India that the lay-out will be submitted to the government in the first week of next January for its approval.

Similarly, foundation stone for IT Incubation Centre at Madikonda has also been laid this year. And it is being planned to set up an IT Tower in Warangal to create more jobs for the local youth.

Another important development is setting up of the first regional centre of Telangana Academy for Skills and Knowledge (TASK) in Hanamkonda. So far three batches of graduates have undergone training at the centre, informed MLA D Vinay Bhasker, who played key in setting up the TASK here.

In terms of developmental activities, the long pending desires of Warangal residents, an outer ring road (ORR) around Warangal city and a road over bridge at Fatima Nagar in Kazipet were fulfilled this year. The works related to both the projects are underway, the MLA said.

“The Telangana government is going ahead with an avant-garde approach in ensuring development of not just Warangal district but of whole State,” said Assembly Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary speaking to The Hans India.

For instance, after the closure of 86-year-old Azam Jahi Mills in Warangal, none of the successive governments cared to come out with employment generation activities. The mill started production from 1934 after established in 1931 for six decades offered livelihood to numerous people.

The CM Chandrashekar Rao took a brave step by deciding to set up the KMTP. During the Statehood movement, he promised the people here to establish a Textile unit, which will be much bigger than Azam Jahi Mills and delivered it, he said.

After the KMTP becomes functional, the labourers, who migrated to Solapur, Bhiwandi and Surat will come back to Warangal, the Speaker hoped.

By: James Edwin

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