Hyderabad: Exhorting the youth to participate in the process of development, Governor ESL Narasimhan today asserted that the government will provide corruption- free governance.
The Governor noted that a plan is getting fructified to irrigate one crore acres of crops by restoring lakes and provide safe drinking water to every household under Mission Bhagiratha and Mission Kakatiya respectively.
Unfurling Tri-Color to mark the occasion of 67th Republic Day Celebrations conducted in grandeur at Parade Grounds on Tuesday, the Governor taken a salute from various contingents and inspected the customary parade attended by the first lady Vimala Narasimhan. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was seen flanked by Home Minister N Narsimha Reddy and Union Labor Minister Bandaru Dattatreya in the colorful event.
Besides a host of dignitaries, Deputy Chief Ministers Kadiam Srihari, Mahamood Ali, Finance Minister E Rajender and other Cabinet Misters and officials of three commandants of Army, Air Force and Navy and various departments attended the function.
On the occasion the governor remarked that despite challenges and constraints state made rapid strides in many sectors with concerted efforts and welfare agenda brought accolades for pro poor programs including two bedroom houses scheme, pensions and fine rice and others.
He stated that the government is determined to cater to the needs of people on priority basis and push the economy on growth trajectory. Besides involving youth in a big way in the development process the government is providing jobs and going ahead to make Telangana a surplus state in power sector by producing 25000 MW power by 2018. Listing out various welfare schemes he said that inclusive growth is mantra of the government to usher in a new era of welfare and two bedroom houses for the poor.
Kalayana Lakshmi, Shadi Mubarak, security for women and girls by modernising police wing. The Government sanctioned 66,000 houses for the poor including 400 to every Assembly segment and launched start up hub with urban housing policy to social infrastructure needs of Hyderabad. T Hub an incubator with global standards and infrastructure was launched to promote startups and entrepreneurs and the government is offering a hassle regime attracting Rs 25000 cr investments with 1013 new units to be set up to provide 75,000 skilled and unskilled workforce. We plan to encourage SC, ST entrepreneurs through TS PRIDE and initiated several mega industrial programs at Hyderabad –Warangal industrial corridor and textile hub at Warangal to boost economy and enhance employment potential to youth. Being employees friendly, our government offered 43 per cent fitment to staff and 44 per cent to RTC and taking up recruitment drive through TSPSC, police and other wings. We give fillip to food security by increasing income to Rs 1.5 lakh from Rs 60000 in rural areas and Rs 2 lakh from Rs 75000 in urban areas. As many as 2.8 crore people get fine rice and hostels getting the same and offering nutritious meal at affordable Rs 5 through a number of outlets in the city. For cultural renaissance the government conducted 19th international children film festival, Bonalu, Bathukamma and offered state status to Ramzan and Christmas he said. Funds allotted to Rs 1100 crore for Minority welfare, Rs 8000 crore for SCs, Rs 5000 crore for STs under sub plans, Rs 7845 crore for roads, 33 per cent of green cover through Harithaharam to plant 40 crore saplings every year for three years.
The Governor distributed first prize to Madras Regiment, second prize to Telangana Sate Special Police appreciation awards to NCC Girls and social welfare residential educational society. (NSS)