For years, it has been a common practice for the successive governments to bring school children to the official programmes involving Chief Minister and Ministers. Not anymore. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao on Thursday directed the officials to put an end to this practice. He asked them not to bring school children to the programmes of Ministers. Addressing a public meeting at Armoor in Nizamabad district, he disapproved of the system to bring in school children and make them wait for hours together. “This system is abolished from now,” he declared from the podium.
Referring to the development programmes, KCR directed the officials of municipalities and corporations in the State to make their towns and cities slum free at the earliest. The Chief Minister reiterated that investigation was going on in to alleged corruption and irregularities in housing scheme. He said a huge scam worth thousands of crores of rupees had taken place in the construction of houses under government housing schemes.
He assured that his government would develop colonies with all amenities for homeless people in the State. Though the cost of construction has increased, two-bed room houses with an expenditure of Rs.3.5 lakhs each would be constructed under housing schemes, he added.
Indirectly targeting the earlier Congress government, KCR said that the earlier rulers confined themselves to bombastic statements, but not shown interest in their implementation. He reminded that his government has already cancelled the transport tax to the auto drivers. He assured that financial help would also be extended to the beedi workers. As a Deepavali gift, Rs 1,500 pension would be extended to the handicapped, he announced.
The Chief Minister once again made it clear that his government would implement farmers’ loans waiver at any cost. He said that the government was facing small problems from RBI on farmers’ loans waiver. He exuded confidence that the process of loans waiver would be completed soon that would benefit 39,000 farmers’ families.
Earlier he laid foundation stone for Rs 114 crore water scheme for Armoor town. On this occasion, he said the scheme would be completed within a year. He also said that a 100-bed hospital and sub judge court would be established there.
He also promised model market and children’s park. During a review meeting with the Nizamabad district officials, he said that officials should make enough provision for parks, grave yards, burial grounds, vegetable markets, non-vegetable markets, memorial parks and dump yards in their areas.The Chief Minister said that all the cities should be provided with ring roads, plans for plantation programmes in 2015 and 2016 and planting of saplings must be made mandatory.
He said that he would personally shoulder the responsibility of developing Khammam, Warangal, Nizamabad and Karimnagar cities. Later, during a visit to the Ankapur village, he said that it would be developed as a training center and drip irrigation would be provided with 100 per cent subsidy. Minister for Agriculture Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Nizamabad MP K Kavitha, several MLAs and elected representatives also attended the meeting.