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TDP MLA alleges injustice in fund, land allocation

Rs. 343 crore allocated to two universities set up in Kadapa

Only Rs. 27 cr. allocated to five varsities in Telangana region

MAHABUBNAGAR: Kodangal MLA of the Telugu Desam Party Y. Revanth Reddy has sought allocation of huge funds for the newly established universities in the Telangana region in the next budget.

Speaking to media persons here on Friday, Mr. Revanth Reddy said that Y.S. Rajashekara Reddy government, in its last tenure, had established 17 universities in the State, including five in the Telangana region, but accorded step-motherly treatment to varsities in the Telangana region in allocation of funds.

He said while a huge amount of Rs. 343 crore was allocated to the two universities set up in Kadapa district, only Rs. 27 crore was allocated to the five universities of the Telangana region in the last budget.

Faculty and courses

Alleging injustice in sanctioning faculty members and courses in Telangana varsities, he a said while 26 professors, 52 associate professor and 104 assistant professors were sanctioned to Yogi Vemana University in Kadapa, only five professors, eight associate professors and 18 assistant professor posts were sanctioned to Palamoor University located in Mahabubnagar district.

“While Yogi Vemana University was allocated 473 acres of land and Rs.42 crore in the last budget, Palamoor University of Mahabubnagar was allocated only 170 acres and a meagre amount of Rs.2.5 crore in the last budget,” he pointed out.

Mr. Revanth Reddy said though one year had passed since Palamoor University was started, the government had not issued G.O. on the allocation of land.

No toilets

He said the conditions in Palamoor University were in appalling. Girl students had no hostel and even toilet facility on the university premises.

He demanded that at least Rs.200 crore should be allocated to Palamoor University in the next State budget.