The proposed government in new Telangana State should adopt an economic model where health and education would remain in public domain, said Prof. G. Haragopal.
Delivering the late K. Jayashankar memorial first endowment lecture at Kakatiya University here on Tuesday, he said in a new State neither the ruled nor the rulers change. But, the government should be cautious enough to avoid another struggle in the new state by adopting a good model where aspirations of the people are fulfilled.
“You see the growth rate surging but there is no employment created. This is awful. There should be humane growth. The new State should first focus on agricultural surplus by tapping due water share and restore the agricultural extension services,” he explained. It should also offer incentives to industries creating more jobs to local people.
Prof. Haragopal found fault with the ongoing agitation in Seemandhra region stating that demanding the Hyderabad to be Union Territory would not benefit anybody. The politicians of Seemandhra were trying to use the ongoing movement for their selfish ends and people should be cautious. “If Hyderabad is made Union Territory, it will not benefit Seemandhra or Telangana people but only rich people who own lands around the city. It will only create more apprehension among Seemandhra people living peacefully here. No government, police or political leaders will come to the rescue of Seemandhra people living here,” he pointed out.
The people living in Hyderabad could continue to live without any apprehension, he said.