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KCR slams Naidu, vows to redesign Pranahitha

Accusing the successive governments during united Andhra Pradesh of denying power for 30 years to Telangana region, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today said his government could tide over power crisis in six months on coming to power.

Addressing the media here after Grama Jyothi program, the Chief Minister said Rs 25,000 crore will be spent over four years to transform the villages to get all facilities. KCR lashed out at his AP counterpart Nara Chandrababu Naidu for creating hurdles to the irrigation projects, power and water resources of Telangana State.

Reiterating that design change of irrigation projects is imminent for the cause of the people and farmers, he alleged that despite spending Rs 7,500 crore, the Devadula project purpose failed to serve as the leaders and contractors looted money. “We will change the design of the Pranahitha-Chevella project”. KCR slammed the Opposition parties for their persistent attempts to stall welfare and development works and Andhra Chief Ministers for making deliberate attempts to compound the inter-State issues of irrigation and thwart Telangana development by hatching conspiracies. KCR asked the officials to link up the existing water schemes and plans with water grid to give drinking waters to every household and steps to ensure 365 days availability of waters in projects for farm activities.

“Since North Telangana is producing adequate power, we began Damaracherla power plant to fulfill the gap in Southern Telangana project to cater to growing power needs”. He flayed Chandrababu Naidu for coming in the way of Telangana development instead of focusing on his capital city construction and State development. “The flagship program of Grama Jyothi should implement a plan of action on need based issues by active involvement of MPTCs, who should shoulder the responsibility on par with sarpanches of that village. Otherwise, the villages which are deprived of everything for decades will remain so for another seven decades”, he opined. The TRS government will certainly provide funds to make these villages to flourish with all amenities and facilities, he said. KCR flayed the trade unions and other political parties for encouraging protests for salary hike in the GHMC. “I will keep the promise to hike their salaries:, he said and warned of stringent action if they failed to withdraw protests. (NSS)