Hyderabad, Feb.4 (NSS): Minister for IT and Industries KT Rama Rao said the Telangana State has become a torch bearer for development in the country and all the national and international bodies, including RBI, Niti Ayog and United Nations are acknowledging the growth of Telangana under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
Taking part in the discussion on Motion of Thanks on Governor’s address in the Assembly on Saturday, Minister KT Rama Rao said that during the last eight and half years, the BRS government has overcome all the issues, including irrigation, drinking water and power supply with the innovative initiatives and people benefiting schemes and it has emerged as the key state in the development of the nation.
“I am proudly saying that the Telangana is feeding the nation by producing abundance food grains and is also contributing it’s wealth for the growth of nation by paying the highest taxes,” KTR pointed out.
Refuting the allegations that only landlords and other affluent people are immensely getting benefitted under the Rythu Bandu scheme, the Minister said about 98.6 percent of agriculture lands are belonged to small and marginal farmers and there is only 1.39 percent people who hold above 10 acres of land in Telangana.
“Telangana is the only State in the country which has transferred Rs. 65,000 crores to 65 lakh farmers as investment assistance under the Rythu Bandu scheme. This historic feat is achieved by no other State in India,” KTR said.
Under the Dalit Bandu scheme aimed at empowering the Dalit community economically, sofar about 16,000 units have been grounded across the State and the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) is now studying the scheme that how the revolutionary changes have come in the livelihood of Dalit community, KTR disclosed.
Coming down heavily on the union government for failing to fulfil the aspirations of people, the Minister said the country is now facing the highest inflation and highest unemployment and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is promoting ‘ crony capitalism’.