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Government Committed For All-Round Development Of Telangana: Dattatreya

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment Bandaru Dattatreya said that Telangana State will be provided all support for the all-round development.

Speaking to media here on Thursday, he said that the Narendra Modi government’s major achievement was financial inclusion. “19 Crore people were benefitted with Jan Dhan Yojana and they were able to get subsidies, loans and other financial benefits directly”, said Dattatreya.

Explaining on the developmental activities being taken up in the newly formed state, he said NTPC, Ramagundam Plant in Karimnagar district is being expanded in two Phases. In first Phase, two units of 800 MW and in second Phase, three units of 800 MW will be added. The foundation stone laying ceremony is scheduled sometime in January, 2016. The present generation capacity of Ramagundam NTPC Plant is 2600 MW of which Telangana State is allocated 726 MW as its share.

Dattatreya informed that the Bhupalapalli Power Plant of State Government, where 500 MW capacity in Phase-I is already commissioned, another 600 MW in Phase-II is scheduled for commercial operation from this month end. Central Government is ready to allocate to Telangana two Solar Parks of 500 MW each, for which the State Government has to provide necessary land.For Separation of domestic and industrial feeders, Central Government has sanctioned Rs. 800 crores for Telangana State of which Rs. 120 crores is for Warangal District itself. State Government has to utilize these funds by expediting the works. By implementing the above projects, the State will be able to have quality and uninterrupted (24 hours) power supply with at least 9 hours power supply for the farmers.

Procurement of Cotton by Cotton Corporation of India (CCI): Dattatreya mentioned that he had spoken to CMD of CCI and impressed upon him the need for relaxations in specified moisture content and also not to insist on Kisan Identity Cards and online registration as precondition for procurement by CCI, as the farmers will take some time to get familiarized with the new system. CMD, CCI has assured that he will speak to the local officials and take necessary action so that the procurement of cotton is immediately increased to the level of last year. The Minister has asked the CMD, CCI to involve Solar Companies in the process of drying of cotton. CMD assured that this will be examined and necessary norms will be fixed as soon as possible.

New ESI facilities in Telangana State/Hyderabad: Dattatreya said that Telangana will be having New ESI facilities as well that includes-Inauguration of new OPD Block at ESI Hospital, Nacharam, Hyderabad on November 21. Laying of foundation stone for the 100 bedded ESIC Hospital at Goshamahal, Hyderabad on November 28. Laying of foundation stone for the 6 bedded in-patient block in the Patancheru ESI Dispensary, in the first week of December and Inauguration of ESIC Medical College in Sanathnagar along with new OPD Block in Sanathnagar ESI Hospital, in the first week of December. (NSS)