Hyderabad: Chief Economic Advisor to Indian Government Arvind Subramanian applauded the Telangana government for introducing numerous welfare schemes and bringing reforms in the government. The Indian Economist described the land records updating programme of the State as the “heart of Good Governance” and said that it should be studied as a case study by the world-famous Harvard University.
He suggested that the cheque distribution programme towards investment support scheme for agriculture, which would be formally launched on April 20, should be made as a nation-wide event. Subramanian called on Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan here and held meeting for more than two hours. He shared his views on the government’s policies and initiatives with the Chief Minister.
In the meeting, the Chief Minister briefed Subramanian about the Kaleshwaram irrigation lift project through google maps, the upcoming reservoirs, the barrages that are being built, and the pump house. The Chief Minister explained that 2,600 workers are working in three shifts to complete the project as per schedule. The Chief Minister also explained about the other initiatives taken up to strengthen the farming sector like creation of farmer coordination committees, crop colonies, sheep distribution scheme and investment support scheme to rescue the farmers from distress.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao also explained about ‘KCR Kit’ scheme and said that it is basically to reduce IMR and MMR as well as prevent pregnant women from going to work and as a gap-bridging activity to save their wage loss. Subramanian showed keen interest and wanted to have a look at the kit. State DGP M Mahender Reddy made a presentation on public safety in the State.