Telangana IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao today said that the TRS-led state government would soon distribute new ration cards to the people of the state.
He made the remarks while addressing a gathering during his visit to Warangal district where he participated in a number of developmental programs.
At the meeting, the minister thanked the people of Warangal for turning up in large numbers to meet him, and said, "I am humbled to see the love that the people of Warangal have for our government. Please continue to bless us and our Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao in this same way in the future as well. The CM cares deeply for the people of the area, and has sanctioned Rs 300 crore
for the development of Warangal city. We have spent Rs 1,580 crore to ensure that the people of the district can avail themselves of a stable drinking water supply. Just today, we have inaugurated a Mission Bhagiratha tank at Rampur. We have also provided tap connections at a nominal fee of just Rs 1. Apart from this, we are currently working to beautify the city in a number of ways. We will also distribute new ration cards to the people of the state very soon. I would urge you to keep our commitment to Warangal and Telangana in mind, and to vote for us in the upcoming municipal corporation elections."
Elaborating further on the TRS regime's "pro-welfare" practices, Rao added, "Despite the significant fall in Telangana's revenues due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we continued to implement the welfare schemes introduced by us all through last year. The poor people of the state are smiling because of the implementation of the Aasara pension scheme. The pensions benefit 40 lakh people today."
He then flayed the BJP, alleging that the party had not done anything for the development of the state or the district, and charged, "What has become of all the promises Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made to the nation? Where are the Rs 15 lakh that he had said he would deposit into the account of every citizen? Where is the promised railway coach factory at Kazipet? All the BJP has given us is inflation and unaffordable fuel. I urge you to stand up against the rule of the party."
Earlier in the day, the minister had inaugurated an integrated market, built at a cost of Rs 24 crore, and a model vegetable market, built at a cost of Rs 6.24 crore, among other newly built structures.