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Rajender downplays Oppn

Etela-Rajender

Hyderabad: Giving clarifications to the members on various allocations to the heads, Finance Minister Etala Rajender on Saturday stated that the government is determined to keep all its manifesto promises besides addressing all problems of the people who gave them mandate.

During budget debate that witnessed heated argument and compelled Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to intervene to get clarifications by noting down the points, the finance minister tried his best to give them a fitting reply. Stating that education and health are on top of the agenda with agriculture, irrigation the government is committed to live up to people’s expectations. Irrigation got major funds Rs 25,000 cr and agriculture being top priority, the government will construct four hospitals in Hyderabad to surpass private and corporate hospices to provide better health services and support help education.

“Our efforts will be made to shut your mouths as the welfare schemes are reaching out the unreached. Though the allocations are not completely perfect we will pool up the funds from various sources almost same he asserted. Leader of Opposition K Jana Reddy tried to put in fix the ruling party saying that the Congress regime spent more on welfare of Rs 4091 cr for welfare during 2013-14, the TRS during 12 months spent only Rs 4050 cr, Rajender clarified that the details of the allocations will be put in public domain and audit report every six months will clarify the facts.

The opposition should support the schemes and welfare steps like providing fine rice to hostels, schools and to be given to colleges and varsities in future he said. Rajender said that as per the GSDP (Gross State Domestic Product) the state can get loans and its percentage was only 16 while other states got more loans including with percentage AP 20.8, Chattisgarh 23.4, Bihar 23.8 and Karnataka 30.5 per cent. As KCR reiterated that the Government will not ask votes if safe water is not supplied we are ready to implement Mission Bhagiratha by April to supply safe waters to 6100 villages and 21 municipalities he said. Clarifying on opposition posers on SC, ST, BC, Minorities, he explained with figures and vowed to implement schemes, construct projects. We will get about Rs 2,500 cr to Rs 3000 cr that is 3.5 per cent of loans through FRBM (Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management) on Centre giving its nod we are hopeful of getting funds from various sources. Clarifying to have released Rs 150 cr for minority scholarships  and will release other arrears, he said that efforts are on to restore Warangal Rayons factory he said that and other closed factories for providing jobs , setting up command control center for law and order. Alleging that the previous government failed to provide better roads facility, he claimed that they laid 8,132 km roads under MRR scheme and 800 km roads in 20 months. (NSS)

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