Hyderabad Telangana

New districts should be growth centers: CM

New districts should be growth centers: CM

Giving a clarion call to Collectors to develop the new districts as developmental centers in a conducive environment Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today asserted that the reorganisation should be taken up in a liberal way rather than thumb rule to ensure that the administration cater to future needs of people. Reportedly giving his nod for 24 or 25 districts rather than 30 districts for which the collectors prepared plans, KCR asked them to take serious measures against corruption and ensure that the people will not be unhappy at the split of their mandals, divisions and districts when additions and deletions take place based on geographical conditions.

Addressing the last day of two-day Collectors Conference at MCR HRD here on Wednesday, KCR favoured a public opinion followed by grama sabhas while dividing the mandals enabling the people get all facilities within the purview of new districts which are only at 60 km to 70 km away.  As welfare and easy hassle administration being the motto, it is time for the officials to avoid personal opinion and political comments and give priority to human angle at rural level while adopting latest technologies for instant growth.

As the State Budget is set to reach Rs 2 lakh cr by 2019 fiscal and Rs 5 lakh cr by 2024 our plans must be in that direction for achieving speedy inclusive growth by delivering fruits of labour and technology to the doorsteps of the people he averred. To make ample use of funds efforts will be made to target every single family of SC, ST, BC and Minority which are deprived of finances and livelihood to bring them to mainstream with all facilities for a comfort living.

This will be done after completion of a war on drinking water and irrigation water projects he added.  The CM asked the collectors and officials to draw a conclusion and idea after completing the process by conducting a meeting MLAs, Ministers and other leaders and people for clarity. Subsequently after obtaining people opinion the government will release an advertisement for objections and then a notification he said.

It was decided that each mandal will have about 50000 to 60000 population, one district comprises 20 mandals, urban mandals with 1.5 lakh population, 10 to 12 mandals and two Assembly segments in one revenue division and 5 to 6 mandals in one Assembly segment. (NSS)