ANDHRA PRADESH

No effort to check disparity: professor

Special Correspondent

‘Telangana continues to get a raw deal'

KHAMMAM: No sincere effort was made in addressing the regional imbalances in development and the Telangana region had borne the brunt of it, said some of the speakers at a seminar on regional inequalities in Andhra Pradesh at the Post Graduate Centre here on Friday.

The Telangana region had comparatively more revenue. But it could not get its due share of expenditure on development for the past six decades, said Kishan Rao. Delivering the keynote address, Prof. Rao said that the region continued to get a raw deal in development after formation of the State.

K. Lingamurthy, Vice-Chancellor of Kakatiya University, said that backward areas deserved priority in development. The imbalances in development should be addressed by adopting a flawless system in utilisation of funds.

District Collector V. Usharani said Khammam was identified as one of the backward districts in need of special attention for development. The district was expected to get over Rs. 700 crores for implementation of different development programmes.

N. Vijaya, Director SDLC, and Kanakachari, a professor, were among those who spoke.