Telangana Finance Minister T Harish Rao today instructed the officials concerned to ensure the complete implementation of all the Covid-19 safety guidelines in the state's educational institutions before the February 1 reopening
of the same.
At a review meeting held in Medak district, the minister discussed several important issues concerning the state.
Talking about the reopening of Telangana's schools and colleges, he told the officials to conduct thorough sanitation drives at the educational institutions, and reiterated the instructions issued by Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy
earlier of completing all the arrangements for the reopening by January 25.
"Since the Covid-19 vaccination drive has already been launched in the state, it is completely safe to now reopen the schools and colleges gradually. Please take up all the necessary works to prepare for the same," he said.
"I hope no parents will hesitate to send their wards for on-site classes from February 1. We are taking all the requisite precautions to ensure the safety of the students," the minister added.
Rao also spoke about the much-maligned Dharani portal
, and lauded it for being a "one-of-a-kind" solution for corruption in land registration in the state.
"The Dharani portal is aimed at offering corruption-free land registration services to the people of Telangana in a speedy manner. It is the first of its kind in the country. While it has experienced some glitches, it is being fine-tuned so that it can cater to the needs of the people better. Our aim is to ensure the provision of transparent land registration services through the portal, and we are working towards achieving this," he added.
The new land registration process in Telangana has been marred by constant delays and technical and administrative problems. Following the widespread criticism that this attracted, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao issued instructions to the concerned officials to take steps to improve the Dharani portal
at a meeting on the matter held last month.