Cong, TDP Govts ignored T: Etala

Finance and Civil Supplies Minister Etala Rajender today launched a blitzkrieg against the opposition party leaders for crying foul on the projects. Addressing a meeting at Warangal, the minister suggested the Congress leaders to introspect before making comments on irrigation projects which they ignored during their 10 years of rule. For about five decades the successive governments taken meaningless decisions and ignored the plight of backwardness of Telangana districts he charged. He sought to know on what basis they seek a reply from the government on the suicides which are a national problem. The problem was due to many factors such as no minimum support price, untimely rains, and no crop insurance he said. The leaders of the Congress and Telugu Desam who did not build a single irrigation project during their regimes in the region are now crying foul he charged. He appealed to the farmers to not end their lives as the TRS Government is for their welfare and aiming to complete the irrigation projects on time. Rajender promised to provide remunerative prices to the produce to be preserved at godowns being built up at villages. The Government also decided to offer interest free loan of Rs 2 lakh loan or the loan component equivalent to 70 per cent of produce stored for six months he declared. He asked the farmers to be content as good days are ahead for them. (NSS)