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Telangana: Cabinet unveils key decisions for growth


Hyderabad: The Telangana State Cabinet on Thursday took several decisions, including fast-tracking construction of four super specialty hospitals in Hyderabad, reservations in liquor shops for BCs, SCs and STs, sanction of an additional Rs 100 crore for road repairs following the recent heavy rains in the State and setting up Cabinet sub-committees to look into various issues.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao chaired the Cabinet meeting at Pragathi Bhavan where it was decided that, as per the assurance given by the former in the past, 15 per cent of liquor shops allotment would be reserved for Gouds, 10 per cent for SCs and five per cent for STs from the next excise year.

The Cabinet approved Sangameshwara-Basweshwara Lift Irrigation Scheme to provide irrigation water to 4.56 lakh acres covering Sangareddy, Andole, Zaheerabad and Narayankhed Assembly constituencies.

Taking stock of the Covid-19 situation in the State, the Cabinet directed Health Department officials to come up with comprehensive plans for the development of health infrastructure in the State and have it ready by the next Cabinet meeting. The Cabinet discussed in detail the Covid-19 situation in the State and enquired with the Health Department officials about the pandemic in other States and elsewhere in the world, and the necessary precautions taken to contain it.

The Chief Minister, who enquired about the pandemic situation, was informed that Covid was under control in the State since there was no major increase in cases even after reopening of educational institutions.

The Cabinet also sanctioned Rs 100 crore in addition to the Rs 300 crore already sanctioned to carry out road repairs in the State. The Cabinet issued instructions to the Panchayat Raj Department in this regard.

The Cabinet decided to set up a sub-committee to review problems of traffic police stations in the newly formed districts and also other police station needs. Home Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali will be the Chairman while Ministers T Harish Rao, G Jagadish Reddy, Koppula Eshwar, Vemula Prashanth Reddy, V Srinivas Goud, A Indrakaran Reddy, Sabita Indra Reddy and Puvvada Ajay Kumar would be the members. The Cabinet sub-committee will comprehensively review the Police Department in the background of the newly formed districts and the required measures to be taken.

Another Cabinet sub-committee comprising Ministers Harish Rao, Prashanth Reddy, Srinivas Yadav, Jagadish Reddy, Niranjan Reddy and Sabita Indra Reddy was constituted to come up with solutions for the problems in Dharani portal.

The Cabinet set up one more sub-committee to gather information on Podu lands, come up with suggestions and solutions. Minister Satyavathi Rathod will be the chairperson of this sub-committee that will also have Jagadish Reddy, Indrakaran Reddy and Ajay Kumar as members.

Responding to a request made by Raja Bahadur Venkatarama Reddy Educational Society, the Cabinet allotted 1,261 square yards of land in Narayanguda for construction of a women’s hostel.

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The Cabinet discussed rainfall details, the extent of land cultivated during the monsoon season and estimates on crop yield. It also discussed purchase of Vaanakalam crops and the preparedness of the Marketing Department.

SBLSs to supply water to 4.6 lakh acres

Hyderabad: The State Cabinet has approved Sangameeswara-Basaveeswara Lift Schemes (SBLSs) to supply water to 4.6 lakh acres covering Sangareddy, Andole, Zaheerabad and Narayankhed constituencies.

Under the SBLSs, it was proposed to lift 12 TMC of water from the right side of Singur Dam and supply it to 2.19 lakh acres in Zaheerabad, Andole and Sangareddy constituencies. Water will be supplied to 231 villages in 11 mandal in these constituencies to meet the irrigation requirements.
The Cabinet also accorded administrative sanction for Rs 2,653 crore project. Eight TMC of water will be lifted from the left side of Singur dam and supply it to 1.66 lakh acres in Narayankhed and Andole constituencies.

Water will be supplied to as many as 166 villages in eight mandals of these constituencies to meet the irrigation requirements. The Cabinet also gave administrative sanction for Rs.1,774 crore project. It accorded permission to the Irrigation department to avail loans from NABARD for the two projects.

The Cabinet approved to avail a loan of Rs 2,051.14 crore from NABARD for the construction of Baswapur reservoir (Narasimhasagar) in Yadadri-Bhuvanagir district under package 15 and 16 of Kaleshwaram project.

Excise Minister thanks CM

Hyderabad: Prohibition and Excise Minister V Srinivas Goud on Thursday thanked the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for reserving 15 per cent of liquor outlet licenses to the Goud community.

Political analyst Onteddu Narasimha Reddy met the Chief Minister at Pragathi Bhavan and took his blessings on the occasion of the former’s birthday.

Earlier in the day, a few MLAs and MLCs led by the Labour Minister Ch Malla Reddy met the Chief Minister and submitted a memorandum requesting to allocate separate land and funds for construction of buildings for Kapu, Telaga, Balija and Ontari communities.

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