Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today directed the officials concerned to address the issues of drinking water in the state capital, to work on developing the power supply infrastructure in all the villages and on building Vaikuntadhamams, or public cemeteries, wherever required.
Speaking at a Cabinet meeting at his camp office, the Pragathi Bhavan, he said, "We intend to spend about Rs 1,200 crore on resolving the drinking water issues faced by the people of Hyderabad and on providing a third power line to improve electricity supply to the villages of the state."
Pointing out that most villages and towns in the state did not yet have public cemeteries, the CM then instructed the officials to take immediate measures to establish the same wherever required, and to resolve all complaints regarding the existing ones.
At the meeting, KCR also discussed issues related to land pooling, registration of lands, ongoing fever survey efforts, and the steps being taken to develop rural areas. He reiterated the need to "spruce up" Telangana's rural pockets with all the required basic amenities.
It is being said that the TRS government is planning to sell all "unused" or "waste" lands to generate revenue to fund its developmental programs. This matter, too, was reportedly discussed at length at today's meeting.
Besides issuing instructions to the officials, the CM expressed satisfaction at the "success" of the recently-held "green drive", and the Palle Pragathi and Pattana Pragati programs, and added, "Though several ongoing programs have been yielding good results, the issues being faced by the residents of Telangana's villages and towns need to be addressed immediately. For this, we need to use more funds and start all the required works urgently."
Further, the leader took decisions on key issues including the filling of 50,000 vacant government posts
in the state, the Covid-19 situation, the fight to secure Telangana's "rightful share" of the waters
of the Krishna, power generation at hydroelectricity plants, the steps to be implemented to deal with a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the ongoing vaccination drive.