The ongoing lockdown in Telangana has reportedly led to a fall in the number of Covid-19 cases and fatalities in the state. Now, the TRS-led state government is all set to take a call on either extending it or cancelling it entirely.
The state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, will meeting at 2:00 pm at the Pragati Bhavan on June 8 to decide on this crucial issue.
It is being said that the KCR government is planning on lifting the lockdown on June 9 and on removing all curbs on movement if cases continue to dip. People are hopeful that the lockdown will end as both IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao and Director of Public Health Dr G Srinivas Rao have recently hinted that the curbs will be lifted soon.
At the meeting, the overall pandemic situation and various related issues will also be discussed. The Cabinet will focus on the impact of the lockdown on the state's economy and on the preventive measures to be taken by various government departments to curb the spread of the pandemic.
Apart from this, discussions will be held on agriculture and ongoing irrigation projects as well - the Cabinet may review the ongoing works of various irrigation projects, the measures to be taken to ensure the availability of water for irrigation during the monsoon, and other irrigation related issues.
Deliberations on the financial assistance being given to the state's farmers under the Rythu Bandhu scheme, measures taken to control the sale of spurious seeds, ensuring the availability of fertilisers and pesticides and other agriculture related issues are likely to take place during the June 8 meeting as well.