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CM KCR's: Youngest state biggest spender on welfare schemes

HYDERABAD: The Telangana government may be the youngest state in the country , but it is second to none when it comes to spending on various welfare schemes, said chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday.Addressing the gathering after laying foundation stones for integrated collectorate complexes and for superintendents of police in Sircilla and Siddipet, KCR said till date, the TRS government has spent Rs 43,000 crore on welfare schemes. "No other state has been allocating such a huge amount on welfare schemes," he declared.Though, the new state came into existence three years ago, it has been progressing at an impressive 21.5% growth rate, he said. Explaining the welfare schemes, he said Telangana not only enhanced pensions to Rs 1,000 per month but also extended the scheme to single women and beedi workers in the state. He said hospital deliveries and registrations were on the rise after the introduction of KCR Kits for women who undergo delivery in government hospitals.

"Of the Rs 1,000 crore allocated to weavers of power looms, Rs 800 crore is being spent only at Sircilla. An apparel park is also being set up in Sircilla and about 6,000 women would be trained to work in the park," he said.

He announced two lift irrigation schemes costing Rs 130 crore and Rs 20 lakh to each gram panchayat and Rs 5 lakh to hamlets. In Siddipet, KCR announced additional 2BHK houses, Rs 25 crore for development of Komatibanda Chervu, Rs 10 crore Komarelli Mallanna temple.

Power cut mars KCR's speech

Sircilla: Power supply got snapped when KCR was addressing the meeting at Sircilla on Wednesday. Even as he was speaking about the welfare schemes by his government, the public address system went silent. Ministers K T Rama Rao and Etela Rajender rushed to inspect the problem and realized that it was indeed a supply disruption.As officials scrambled to set things right, power returned after seven minutes.

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