Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday said the Telangana model of development and welfare schemes was inspiring the rest of the nation.
The government earns over Rs 70,000 crore through taxes, of which Rs 40,000 crore is spent on welfare schemes. “The Telangana state government in the past four years has taken effective steps which have begun yielding results. Our achievements so far are a matter of pride for the people of Telangana,” Mr Rao said.
“During the 14-year statehood struggle, we understood the difficulties faced by the people, the reasons that resulted in hardships for people in undivided AP. It is with this clear understanding that we wrote our manifesto and won in the 2014 elections,” Mr Rao said.
“From the moment the government was formed, we have been implementing the promises we made in our manifesto and introduced many programmes resulting in widespread public good and welfare. I consider our achievements so far a validation of our struggle for a separate state,” he said.
Mr Rao promised even better days ahead. “Our philosophy is based on the principle of creating wealth and spending it for the development of the state and the welfare of the people. We have proved this by achieving a 21 per cent economic growth rate. This wealth must be used to improve the lives of the people and empower them financially. This is the principle that we have been following for the past four years,” Mr Rao said.
Mr Rao cautioned people against disruptive forces that were trying to obstruct development programmes to undermine the government and its work.
"These are the same forces that attempted to create hurdles in the formation of Telangana state. We have proved that if we are determined, we can overcome any challenge. In the days to come, I promise that this government will work with increased enthusiasm, work harder towards making the dream of Bangaru Telangana a reality."...