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BRS Working President KTR presents the story of ‘Trailblazer Telangana’

Hyderabad: Talking about how Telangana was a decade ago and what the KCR Govt transformed it into, BRS Party Working President K Tarakarama Rao stated that except Hyderabad, the remaining nine districts were declared as backward by the then Congress-led Union government, and these districts were receiving Backward Region, Grant Fund. He further added that due to rapid development, Telangana’s each district recorded higher Per Capita than the national average.

Despite facing many teething problems as a newly formed State, Telangana emerged as a progressive state within a decade, he said. KTR stated that CM KCR with a vision had constructed Kaleshwaram and other irrigation projects with an expenditure of Rs.1.70 lakh crore which made Telangana overcome the drought situation. 

He further highlighted that Telangana leads in Per Capita Income in the country, besides being one of the fastest-growing States in terms of GSDP. More importantly, Telangana reduced multidimensional poverty from 13.18 per cent in 2014 to 5.8 per cent in 2023.

KTR stated that the agri production increased drastically in the State. In paddy production, Telangana was ranked 14 and today it surpassed Punjab and Haryana. The acreage increased from 131 lakh acres in 2014 to 268 lakh acres in 2023, he said.

Besides extending Rythu Bandhu and Rythu Bima for farmers, the BRS government provides a 24-hour free power supply to ryots. It spends Rs.1000 crore per month towards free power supply to farmers, he said, adding “Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised to double the farmers’ income but it does not happen with mere dialogues. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao made it a reality by supporting agriculture and allied sectors and ushered in five revolutions.”

KTR stated that Telangana was the first State in the country to provide potable drinking water to every house, and the same was acknowledged by the Union government in the Parliament.

“The Chief Minister had promised to provide tap connections to each household, failing which he would not seek votes. Today, he has fulfilled his promise made to Telangana,” KTR reminded.

Coming down heavily on opposition parties for politicizing the Meddigadda issue, he said engineering issues occur in projects. There were issues in Dowleswaram Barrage, Prakasam Barrage, Nagarjunasagar, and even Srisailam project.

The agency had announced all the repair works would be taken up and there would be no burden on the State exchequer, he said, adding “Politics will continue even after December 3 but opposition parties should not mislead people and defame the government,” Rama Rao said.

Stressing that the BRS government was committed to completing the Palamuru Rangareddy Lift Irrigation by 2024, he pointed out that this was being done despite an inimical Union government, which failed to address River Krishna water disputes between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, he said

“If Congress gets power, people will lose power,” KTR said, citing the example of Karnataka. In the 58 years of its rule, the Congress could manage to set up a 7,000 MW installed power capacity but after the formation of Telangana, the BRS government had improved it to 18,567 MW. After Damarcherla becomes operational by next year, the installed power capacity would increase to 24,000 MW, he said.

Referring to the reconstruction of the Yadadri temple, the BRS working president said: “Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao is a devout Hindu and not a political Hindu.”He also challenged Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and BJP leaders to make a presentation on public sector recruitment in their States. BJP-ruled Gujarat and Congress-governed Rajasthan could not fulfill 1.60 lakh jobs in the public sector as done by the BRS government in Telangana. (INN)

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