Minister for Irrigation T Harish Rao today criticised that the BJP leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy was talking against caste and community based professions like sheep rearing, Fisheries and others and also coming in the way of Palamur irrigation projects.
Addressing the media at TRSLP office here today, Harish Rao accused Janardhan Reddy of making baseless allegations on the projects and the programs started for the cause of community and caste-based professions like sheep rearing, fisheries, dhobis, barbers and others. Nagam seems to be getting nervous about these schemes and coming in the way like Shikhandi. Nagam, who belongs to Palamur, was talking “all nonsense” on the BC welfare schemes and irrigation projects, he frowned, adding that Nettempadu, Koil Sagar, Bheema and Kalwakurty projects were not completed by the previous governments. However the government started works on a war-footing.
Nagam, he said, was indulging in useless talk and does not know in which party he was working now. The TRS leader also predicted that the people of Palamur will chase Nagam Janardhan Reddy for coming in the way of Palamur projects and making useless comments against the welfare schemes. “It is no wrong to revive rural economy and empower the caste-based communities by giving adequate financial assistance. Those who migrated from Palamur for livelihood are returning home as the government launched fisheries, sheep-rearing schemes and others, he said.
The minister said the TRS Government was conducting tenders in a transparent manner by cancelling the previous EPS system. He said they have set a record of sorts by giving waters to 4.5 lakh acres in the backward Mahabubnagar district so far. With the same spirit, the government will bring another 4 lakh acres under irrigation in the Palamur district which is known for migration by farmers and labourers. With the government coming up with various schemes of welfare and caste-based professions giving 75 per cent to Yadavas and 100 per cent to fishermen to empower them, the Opposition parties, including the BJP, Congress and Telugu Desam were making a hue and cry as they are dazed about their political future, he alleged. (NSS)