Staff Reporter

Rapid strides by State in various fields showcased

NIZAMABAD: Rajiv Arogya Sri proved to be immensely useful to the white ration card holders and people below the poverty line as under the scheme. So far 2,669 poor people underwent surgeries in different corporate hospitals total free of cost. The Government spent an amount of Rs.9.46 crore for their operations.

Addressing the gathering of officials and un-officials after unfurling the national flag in the Republic Day celebrations on the Police Parade Ground here on Monday, Collector B. Ramanjaneyulu, said under the Janani Samraksana Yojana Rs. 4 crore was distributed to15,000 beneficiaries.


He said the district has been making rapid strides in all fields and many more plans and projects would be unveiled for its overall development in coming days. Modernisation of National Highway-7 and National Highway-16, medical college, airport, IT park, agro industries, tourism development on Nizam Sagar Project, Law University Campus, 21st Century Gurukulam are among them.


In the Telangana University about 2000 students are studying in 18 courses and the varsity campus is getting ready on sprawling grounds at Dichpally. A Government degree college at Yellareddy, junior colleges at Pitlam and Makloor, Polytechnic Colleges at Nandipet and Kotagiri and Industrial Training Institutes at Bheemgal and Kammarpally were opened in the current academic year.

The Collector earlier received guard of honour presented by Armed Reserve Police, women corps and scouts and guides. He gave away commendation certificates to 194 Government employees including 30 police personnel for their best services. Tableau parade and cultural programmes staged by students from different schools and colleges enthralled the gathering. Member of Parliament Madhu Goud Yaskhi, former ZP Chairman Taher Bin Hamdan, DCCB Chairman Y. Raji Reddy, DCMS Chairman M. Sai Reddy and Deputy IG K. Rajaratnam Naidu were present.

Patritic fervor

WARANGAL Staff Reporter adds: The 60th Republic Day was celebrated with patriotic fervour and gaiety in the district. Thousands of students from different schools, employees of various government agencies and private agencies, police, NCC, NSS and National Green Core joined the celebrations.

The district Collector, Mr B Janardhan, who hoisted the national flag at the JN Stadium and in his speech, he listed out the initiatives being taken by the state government and district administration in providing good governance and helping the poor. He called upon the individuals and non-governmental organisations to supplement the efforts of the government in building a good society where all people have equal opportunities.

The collector exhorted the students of schools and colleges to help those around, particularly taking out an hour of time to educate the illiterate in their neighbourhood. Children from various schools presented colourful cultural programmes and regaled the audience. The district collector gave away appreciation certificates to about 200 people from different walks of life in recognition of their services to the society.


KARIMNAGAR Staff Reporter informs: The State government is contemplating the possibility of increasing power subsidy by an additional 25 per cent to the power loom weavers of Sircilla textile town from the present 50 per cent, said Collector Sandeep Kumar Sultania, here on Monday.

Speaking after hoisting the National Flag on the occasion of 60th Republic Day celebrations at police parade grounds in Karimnagar , the Collector said that the government had decided to increase the wages of the powerloom weavers. He said that were providing uninterrupted 24 hour power supply to the powerloom weavers in Sircilla town. Listing out the welfare schemes initiated for the benefit of the distressed powerloom weavers and their families, he said that the government had taken all measures to protect the weavers from the private micro finance companies. Accordingly, the government had launched Total financial inclusion (TFI) scheme in the Sircilla town to provide financial assistance of Rs. 60 crore to 1236 women SHGs under pavala vaddi scheme.

Earlier, the Collector inspected the parade by the district police. He also felicitated the freedom fighters by visiting their enclosure at the grounds. He also distributed assets worth Rs. 2 crore on the occasion. SP Y. Gangadhar, DIG N. Chandramouli, ZP chairman A. Mohan, Markfed chairman Ponnam Prabhakar and others were also present.

Drinking water

NALGONDA Staff Reporter adds: Efforts are underway to provide drinking water to 509 additional habitations including 242 fluoride-affected habitations in the district with an outlay of Rs.193 crore by July this year, said the Collector M. Purushotham Reddy.Speaking at the Republic Day main ceremony after hoisting the national flag at the police parade grounds here on Monday, he said that Krishna water is being supplied to a total of 946 habitations comprising 250 fluoride-affected habitations at an estimated cost of Rs 220 crores. Proposals worth Rs 112 crores in respect of provision of drinking water to the remaining 36 fluoride-hit habitations are under the consideration of the government, he said. Stating that water is being supplied to 1.80 lakh acres consequent on the execution of majority of the sub-canal works under Alimineti Madhava Reddy project (AMR), he said that efforts are on to complete the project works this year to provide water to 3 lakh acres. The government has given its nod to sanction Rs 2,800 crores for Srisailam left bank canal tunnel works and take up Udayasamudram lift irrigation project at a cost of Rs 700 crore to expand the irrigation cover in the district.

The modernization works of Nagarjunasagar project canals will be taken up with World Bank funds to the tune of Rs 4,444 crore, he said. The Sriramsagar project will be constructed at an expenditure of Rs 400 crore to provide 14,283 TMCs of water for irrigation, he explained.

A total of 332 acres of land has already been acquired to provide house sites for the land oustees of Dr KL Rao Sagar project (Pulichinthala), he said and added that a total of Rs 12.40 crore compensation was disbursed to 1283 families towards rehabilitation of the land oustees of AMR project. The students of various schools staged scintillating cultural programmes highlighting the spirit of patriotism on the occasion.