Another Rs. 500 Crore released for Dalit Bandhu scheme in Huzurabad constituency

Hyderabad: The Telangana State Scheduled Caste Corporation has released another Rs 500 Crore, on the orders given by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, to the account of Karimnagar District Collector for the implementation of the Dalit Bandhu Scheme as Pilot Project in Huzurabad Constituency.

The Rs 2,000 Crore funds target for the scheme as announced recently by the CM at Karimnagar public meeting has been achieved with the release of Rs. 500 Crore. The government machinery has made all arrangements at the field level to take up the project. With the Rs. 2,000 Crores released as per orders of the CM, implementation of the Dalit Bandhu Scheme on a war footing in accordance with the guidelines remains now. (INN)

CM KCR to visit Karimnagar on Saturday

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao will tour Karimnagar city on Saturday to personally monitor the measures taken to prevent the spread of Corona virus.

Official machinery in Karimnagar have initiated measures to prevent the spread of Corona as it was revealed that some people who came from Indonesia to Karimnagar have tested positive for the virus.

The CM also, from time to time, reviewed the situation there and gave several suggestions.

The measures taken by the local administration to prevent spread of corona have achieved good results. Except for those came from Indonesia, none-other so far tested positive. The CM wanted to tour Karimnagar on Friday to personally assess and monitor the situation.

But due to the Prime Minister’s video conference with the CMs scheduled on Friday, the CM’s visit is postponed.

On Saturday, the Chief Minister along with high-level officials will tour Karimnagar and also hold a review meeting there. (INN)

Inspector saves two lives, HM recommends award

Hyderabad: An inspector of police, K. Srujan Reddy of Jammikunta Police Station, saved the lives of two persons who were struck in a narrow well.

As per the information, Inspector Srujan Reddy saved the lives of two persons Gollala Mallaiah and Marepally Ravinder who climbed down into very narrow-well to deepen it and got stuck inside and feeling breathlessness at Madipelli Village, Jammikunta Mandal, Karimnagar District on Tuesday.

Upon the information, Inspector, Srujan Reddy immediately alerted the Fire Services officials and simultaneously rushed to the spot and without wasting time he climbed into the well and saved them and got admitted them to hospital who are recovering now.

Home Minister Mahmood Ali appreciated the timely action of the inspector who saved the lives and is inspirational to the entire Police fraternity and wished that the Police shall imbibe such qualities and react quickly at the time of emergencies.

The Home Minister personally congratulated the Inspector and spoke to the Commissioner of Police, Karimnagar over phone today and instructed to sanction suitable reward and meritorious service certificate to the brave Inspector. (INN)

Neither Congress nor BJP will get full majority in upcoming elections: KTR

Hyderabad: TRS Party Working President KT Rama Rao stated that neither Congress nor BJP will get a full majority in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Addressing party cadre at the launch of parliament election campaign at Karimnagar on Wednesday, KTR also mentioned that TRS would play a crucial role in forming a coalition government.

KTR fired at the center for always ignoring Telangana and said that the leaders at the center always develop their native states. “To develop Telangana, we need more of TRS MPs in Delhi who can strongly fight for the development of the state,” he said.

KTR asserted that PM Narendra Modi never responded to the requests of the State government to accord national project status to Kaleshwaram project. He accused the Centre of ignoring recommendations of NITI Aayog to sanction Rs 23,000 crore for Mission Bhagiratha.

He ridiculed Congress leaders who state that the upcoming election is between Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi. He said that the Telangana Congress leaders run to Delhi to get tickets and B forms. “How can such leaders do good for the state?” he asked.

KTR said, “The time has come for the people to decide who they want to elect.” He asked, “Who would be your next leader? TRS leaders (‘Telangana gulabilu’) who fight for the welfare of Telangana or Congress leaders (‘Delhi gulaamlu’) who never cared for Telangana?”

He stated that the people of Telangana have witnessed rapid development in the past four and a half years and because of which they re-elected KCR back into power. “The welfare schemes introduced by CM KCR helped TRS register a resounding victory in the Assembly elections,” he added.

Talking about the development of the district, KTR said, “Karimnagar district will become a water junction.” He stated that the construction of Kaleshwaram project and barrages such as Medigadda, Annaram, Sundilla, and Ellampally will develop the entire region.

During the meeting, KTR emphasized how special Karimnagar has been to KCR and TRS. “The entire country looked at Karimnagar when KCR started his agitation for separate Telangana from the same place,” he said.

KTR asked the party cadre to take the upcoming elections as a challenge. He said that they should work for the victory of the party in the parliament elections and ensure to get five lakh majority for TRS candidate in Karimnagar parliamentary constituency. (INN)

President inaugurates anemia Centre in Karimnagar

Hyderabad: President of India Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Centre of Excellence for Sickle Cell Anaemia, Thalassemia and Other Genetic Blood Disorders at the Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences in Karimnagar on Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that our country has made significant strides in the field of healthcare. However, we still have a long way to go in evolving a holistic healthcare system, one which is uniformly affordable and accessible.

Strengthening public hospitals, municipal hospitals, charitable hospitals and primary health and wellness clinics must receive priority.

This apart, we need to spread awareness on healthcare issues especially in rural areas and among disadvantaged sections. (INN)

Muslim intellectuals meet political leaders in Telangana, represent demands

A group of educated men from the Muslim community met Telangana Congress president Uttam Kumar Reddy at Gandhi Bhavan in Nampally today to press their demands for upliftment of the community.

The group, comprising people from different professions under the banner of Karimnagar-based Muslim Elders and Intellectual Forum (MEIF), met the TPCC chief requesting due representation of Muslims in allotting tickets.

Led by its convener Mohammed Fasihuddin, the group also met AICC secretary Saleem Ahmed, senior Telangana Congress leaders Mohammed Ali Shabbir and Abid Rasool Khan in Hyderabad’s Nizam Club.

“The forum [MEIF] is working on multiple verticals including education, employment and wakf protection. Our primary focus is to press political leaders of various parties to ensure due representation of Muslims in politics,” said Abdullah Asim, member of MEIF.

The former students’ leader also said that the empowerment of the community could not be achieved if the political parties only make promises while doing very little.

“The community needs political representation as per their population share for an overall development and empowerment,” the 24-year old Asim remarked.

He added that the group, which comprises advocate Shahid Aqeel, journalist Syed Nizamuddin, government employees Nisar Khan and (reirted) MM Ansari, has plans to meet manifesto committee chairpersons of all political parties in Hyderabad and give their representation.

CM expresses shock over Manakondur accident

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has expressed deep shock over the ghastly incident at Manakondur of Karimnagar District in which there are loss of lives and injuries to some.

In a message, the Chief Minister conveyed his condolences to the families who died in the accident. He also directed the officials concerned to provide better medical care for the injured. (INN)

Works on Warangal Smart City project reviewed

Hyderabad: The proposed Sewerage Treatment Pland at MGM Hospital in Warangal will be fully operational by the beginning of July this year, Principal Secretary Municipal Administration Arvind Kumar said. Ten more STPs are being planned in 10 major hospitals across the State on a pilot basis which will be extended to all the major hospitals in the state, he added.

Kumar informed the Union Additional Secretary Sameer Sharma when he reviewed the progress achieved so far in Warangal and Karimnagar, both of which have been selected as smart cities.

Municipal commissioner of Warangal Shruthi Ojha, senior officials and members of the project management consultants were present in the meeting.

Sharma was given a power point presentation on the progress achieved in Warangal in respect of Smart roads, command and control centre, Bhadrakali lake promenade and Kakatiya Musical Garden.

He observed that in order to expedite the infrastructure works in Warangal, the Principal Secretary should review every fortnight. He said that junctions’ development should be taken with a local theme.

He pointed out that two or three parking options should be provided while taking up laying of roads. He directed the PMC to inform the board members about the plans taken up for traffic signal improvements. Stake holders analysis should be done while taking up landscaping project. The progress of the works taken up in Karimnagar was also reviewed.

Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar stated that the board meetings of Warangal and Karimnagar smart cities will be held shortly to sort out the pending issues.

He said that he would personally visit the two places shortly to inspect the works that have so far been grounded. (INN)

Regional conferences of Mandal-level Farmers’ Committees from Feb 25

Hyderabad: The regional conferences of the Mandal level Farmer’s Coordination Committees will be organized on February 25 and 26.

Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has decided to this effect and announced about organization of conferences. He disclosed that in the proposed conferences,

Coordination Committee members would be oriented towards the role that they have to play in creating awareness among the farmers in the State on the various actions, programmes, measures taken by the government for the welfare of farmers and the farm sector.

He said that the Regional Conferences would be held at the Agriculture University in Hyderabad on February 25 and at Ambedkar Stadium in Karimnagar on February 26.

The Chief Minister has also instructed the officials concerned to prepare draft budget proposals as the government is planning to introduce a separate Budget for the agriculture sector. He also said that financial assistance under the investment support scheme for agriculture would be given in two phases through cheque.

He said that there was a proposal to supply rice-planting machines on subsidy to the farmers as part of the mechanization of the agriculture activity. He also announced that a state level Farmers’ Coordination Committee would be setup soon with representation from all the districts, Agriculture scientists, and specialists & experts in the field of agriculture.

KCR held a review meeting on Agriculture on Sunday at Pragati Bhavan. Finance Minister Etela Rajender, Chief Advisor to Government Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary SK Joshi, MPs Gutha Sukhender Reddy, Balka Suman, Mission Bhagiratha Vice Chairman Vemula Prashanth Reddy, Government Whip Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, Corporation Chairmen Gadari Bala Mallu, Seri Subhash Reddy, MLC Karne Prabhakar, Principal Secretaries to Govt S. Narsing Rao, Ramakrishna Rao, Parthasarathy, Agriculture Commissioner Jaganmohan Rao, Agriculture University Vice Chancellor Praveen Rao, Economic Advisor GR Reddy, CMO secretaries Smita Sabharwal, Rajashekar Reddy and Bhoopal Reddy and others participated.

The Chief Minister said that for the February 25 Hyderabad Regional Conference to be held at the Agriculture University, Mandal Coordination Committee members from Jangaon, Medak, Sangareddy, Mahboobnagar, Wanaparthy, Nagar Kurnool, Jogulamba Gadwal, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Yadadri Bhongir, Vikarabad, Medchel, Rangareddy districts would be participate.

Forthe February 26 regional Conference to be held in Karimnagar, Mandal Coordination Committee members from Adilabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, Komaram Bhim Asifabad, Karimnagar, Jagtial, Pedapalli, Warangal urban, Warangal Rural, Jayashankar Bhoopalpally, Mahabubabad, Khammam, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Siddipet districts would be participate.

The conferences will be held from 10.30 AM to 5 PM in which there will be messages from the CM, Agriculture Minister and there will be a provision for a direct interaction with the CM.

KCR said in the conferences there will be an in-depth discussion on the role to be played by the Coordination Committee members in a host of programmes, schemes and measures taken up by the government for the welfare of farmers and development of agriculture sector. He said officials from the Agriculture, marketing and Horticulture departments would participate.

The CM has instructed the agriculture department to make arrangements for the travel, food for the participating Coordination Committee members. Besides giving manuals on the role to played by Coordination Committee members for organising the farmers, formation of Farmers Daises and maintaining them,

regular training for farmers, the crop input assistance scheme, ensuring Minimum Support Price for the produce, regulation to be followed while bring the produce to the markets, better agriculture practices, scientific farming method, setting up of food processing units, cold storages chain, Crop colonies, there shall be a comprehensive discussion on these issues to take places at the conferences.

KCR also announced shortly a 42-member State level Farmer Coordination Committee would be set up. Besides representation from the 30 rural districts, the proposed Committee will have agriculture officers, agriculture scientists, and specialists in the farm sector as members.

He also asked the officials to suggest names of the persons who are working with commitment and dedication for the agriculture development in the state.

KCR said that the financial assistance given under the investment support scheme for agriculture would be given in the form of cheque in two installments.

He wanted Rs. 4,000 assistance per acre for the crops for rainy season should be handed over from April 20 and the second installment of Rs. 4,000 per acre from November 18 for the summer crop. Funds for this scheme will be provided in the Budget, the CM said.

The Chief Minister said as on date the farmers are facing an agriculture labour crisis, which would be further deeper in future. Keeping this situation in mind, it is decided to encourage mechanization of agriculture operations. The CM has decided to supply rice-planting machines on subsidy to the farmers and asked the officials prepare an action plan.

He said in Telangana state programmes, schemes and measures for the welfare and development of agriculture, which are non-existent in any other states in the country. Since it is decided to implement many more programmes, a separate Agriculture Budget will be prepared from this year onwards. He also wanted the officers to prepare a blue print for this also. (INN)

TRS MP seeks funds for Karimnagar Smart City project

Hyderabad: TRS MP B. Vinod Kumar on Friday met Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and requested him to release Rs. 1,878 crore for Karimnagar towards Smart Cities project.

Vinod also submitted a memorandum to the Union Minister on various proposals for the development of Karimnagar.

Speaking to media persons later, Vinod Kumar said that the Central Government has already included Karimnagar in the list of Smart Cities and a separate body was also created for the same.

He said various proposals have been discussed and finalised and now Central funds are required to implement those plans. He said that the Union Minister has assured that the funds would be released soon. (INN)