These included among other things: Separate High Court for Telangana, Government of India funding support for Kaleshwaram Lift irrigation Project, speeding up state Railway Projects, allotment of defence land for construction of secretariat building, release of funds for backward districts development,
sanction of IIM, funding support for ITIR, establishment of IIIT in Karimnagar district, establishment of Navodaya Vidyalayas in newly formed districts, approval for new zonal system etc., On each and every issue, the Chief Minister submitted separate letters to the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister positively responded on all the issues that were brought to his notice by KCR.
“We are constructing the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project which is a life-line for Telangana. I thank the Prime Minister for according various approvals from different ministries at an early date.
The project built at an estimated cost of Rs 80,000 crores besides providing irrigation potential of 18 lakh acres additionally spreading over 20 districts will also provide water for drinking and industrial purposes.
For completion of this project, in addition to Rs 25,000 crore budgetary provision, we procured loan from financial institutions to a tune of Rs 22,000 crores.
We still are need of funds. Recognising the importance of Kaleshwaram project I request the PM to extend financial help of Rs 20,000 Crores from Government of India,” the Chief Minister demanded.
The Chief Minister urged PM Modi to issue suitable direction to the Ministry of Home Affairs to amend the Presidential Order to accommodate the new zones, multi-zones and State cadre etc., In another letter, KCR urged the PM to expedite the bifurcation of High Court.
“At present out of 29 Judges in the High Court only 6 are from Telangana region. People of Telangana in general and Advocates in particular are eagerly looking forward for the High Court of their own and similarly the people of residuary State of Andhra Pradesh and Advocates want to have their own High Court.
The Union Law Minister has given an assurance on the floor of Parliament to expedite the process to have separate High Court. The process may be expedited, and the Law Ministry may be directed to take immediate steps for establishment of separate High Court for the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh without any further delay,” he said.
The Chief Minister also submitted the list of railway projects which are pending with the Centre.
He also asked the Centre for transfer of defence lands (Bison / Polo grounds and Gymkhana grounds) in Secunderabad / Hyderabad to the State Government for construction of new Secretariat building, Strategic Road Development Projects and also transfer of Ac.7.58 defence land (net area) for construction of six lane alternative road proposed in lieu of Gough Road.
“Ministry of Defence has conveyed it’s “in principle approval” for transfer of the defence lands subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions by the State Government of Telangana.
For which the state government has agreed. In the above back drop, I would like to request you to kindly instruct the Ministry of Defence to expedite the proposal of transfer of defence lands to Telangana State to enable the Government of Telangana to take up construction of new Secretariat building and also widen and improve roads passing through Cantonment Areas,” he said.
KCR also wanted release of 4th instalment pertaining of Special Assistance Grant for 2017-18 under the development of Backward Areas as recommended by the NITI Aayog.
The Chief Minister also demanded sanction of Indian Institute of Management for Telangana State. He also sought funds for Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) scheme which was sanctioned for Hyderabad by the Government of India in 2013.
He also demanded establishment of Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) under PPP model in Karimnagar.
He also urged the Prime Minister to to sanction 21 new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in Telangana. (INN)