KCR seeks Rs. 30,571 Cr package from Centre

KCR seeks Rs. 30,571 Cr package from Centre

Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sanction special funds for Telangana State in the forthcoming Union Budget 2016-17.

KCR called on the Prime Minister at New Delhi at 1 PM on Friday. He urged Modi to sanction special grant of Rs. 30,571 crore for the completion of pending projects in the State. During the 40-minute long meeting, they held discussions on various issues. KCR requested the Prime Minister to fulfill all the promises that were made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. He submitted a memorandum on 12 topics while seeking Modi’s help in getting financial help from the Centre.

The Chief Minister also sought National Project status for Parnahit Chevella and Kaleshwaram Project. He said works related to Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) in Hyderabad should be hastened up by allocating additional funds. He also asked for speedy bifurcation of High Court. He appealed to Modi to grant 30 additional posts of IPS officers for Telangana State.

KCR said that the Centre should increase the loan limits under FRMB by 0.5%. He also sought Central University status for Tribal University. Briefing the Prime Minister about ambitious drinking water project ‘Mission Bhagiratha’, he sought Rs. 10,000 crore financial assistance.

The Chief Minister also invited Modi for foundation stone laying ceremony of Kaloji Health University in Warangal.

KCR was accompanied with Minister Jagadishwar Reddy, MPs Jithender Reddy, Vinod Kumar and Narsaiah Goud and Special Representative of Telangana in Delhi Venugopal Chary.

Later, the Chief Minister also met Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal and sought his help in early completion of power projects in Telangana State. (INN)