Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) chairman Kodandaram said that the Telangana State had great potential for developing trade links with neighbouring States like Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh if it could work out a proper industrial and trade policy focusing on speedy development.
Releasing the ‘Development Map of Telangana’ published by Telangana Vidyavantula Vedika (TVV), Kodandaram said that the new State of Telangana was centrally located in the Indian peninsula and could be transformed into a major junction connecting north to south.
“The State being a strategically placed region can be the hub of business activity in the near future if it is properly connected with major cities of the country,” he stated. According to him, business can flourish if the State government links districts of Warangal, Karimnagar and Adilabad with neighbouring States of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. The government should prioritise construction of bridges over Godavari for free movement of goods. If that happens the State could merchandise the textiles to these States.
“Ramagundam and its neighbouring towns can be transformed into an industrial corridor if roads are developed. A lot of data has been gathered and maps have been developed about the region through Remote Sensing, the government should utilise it to develop the water bodies and lakes,” the TJAC chairman stated. TNGOs president G Deviprasad called upon the people of Telangana to face the challenges ahead like development and optimum usage of resources. The State should transform itself into a model State in the country, he added. Senior Journalist K Ramachandra Murthy described Telangana as the hub of several movements and hoped that the new government would ensure that the living standards of the people were improved.
He expressed optimism that the poverty and economic variations would be reduced. Murthy urged the civil society to actively involve itself in building the ‘Bangaru Telangana’. TVV president Mallepally Laxmaiah and BJP leader Surabhi Bhoomrao also spoke on the occasion.