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Telangana Budget to focus on rural economy, hints CM

Published Feb 18, 2017, 1:11 am IST
Updated Feb 18, 2017, 7:20 am IST
We have now registered 19.5 per cent revenue growth rate, says Chandrasekhar Rao.
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao
 Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao

Hyderabad: Stirring up rural economy and mapping local resources is top on the agenda of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. And this is bound to reflect in the forthcoming Budget to be present in the first or second week of March.

The CM, who briefly interacted with journalists at his camp office on the occasion of his birthday where thousands greeted him through the day, reeled out his future ideas and asserted improvement of rural economy is a must for the overall development of the state.


“Telangana had been ignored by Andhra rulers in all spheres of life. They never considered our temples as temples, never considered long stretch of Krishna and Godavari rivers and rivers; never celebrated Krishna or Godavari pushkaralu as we are doing it. In fact, one CM predicted with a stick in hand that Telangana will plunge into darkness if separated. We proved such pundits wrong,” he asserted.

Mr Rao disclosed that reviving sheep rearing industry, fisheries and other “kula vruthulu” (caste professions) which can be done and those which have vanished due to neglected by government in undivided AP.

“We have now registered 19.5 per cent revenue growth rate. The economy is improving. There was some affect due to demonetisation and we are come out of it. We have checked political corruption to a large extent and we will continue to do so,” he explained.

Stating that Mission Bhagiratha will ensure safe drinking water to all in the days to come, he said power shortage in the state was now a thing of the past.

Mr Rao revealed he had sent animal husbandry department officials to scout for sheep in various parts of the country for purchase so that they could be given for rearing under a scheme.

“We plan to have 88 lakh sheep over a period of time which will multiple and ultimately aim Rs 25,000 crore industry. Yadava community and others could utilise the same,” he said.

Mr Rao added, “Hyderabad needs 600 sheep per day. We consume the highest quantity of meat. We need to tap such requirement and improve economy.”

The CM also disclosed that government was coming out with a new scheme for Nayee Brahmins soon.

“You will see spic and span, hygienic barber shops in villages and towns. You will not see barbers on roads or under the tree like you see right in Hyderabad even today,” he revealed.

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad