Farmers’welfare top priority: Harish

Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao today stated that TRS Government is giving top priority to farmers in the state.

He was addressing a party meeting at Bodh in Adilabad district attended by Ministers A Indrakaran Reddy, Jogu Ramanna and MP Nagesh. Harish Rao alleged that Telangana was meted out gross injustice in undivided State and the district was denied a minister post for any leader. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has affection for the district and gave two ministers to it to develop besides providing 24 hours of power, he said.

Expressing content at the lakes for getting full waters due to rains caused by thick forest he said that the government will construct 49 storage houses and complete all the projects in the district. The government will spend Rs 1 lakh cr for projects and Rs 91,000 cr for power over four years, he said.

The minister ridiculed the congress and Telugu Desam parties for protesting on Lower Penganga project which will be completed soon to supply waters to the crops.

The Telugu Desam has no right to talk on farmers woes, he said. Congress has no right to talk on farmers’ suicides as they did not complete a single project during their rule, he charged. Harish asked the farmers to remain courageous to face the problems as the government was with them to help and cooperation for better crops by restoring all the lakes in Both constituency, he said.  Harish said Gupthi project in the area will be completed on getting detailed project report.

Minister Indrakaran said development was possible as Telangana became a State. Exuding confidence that farmers will have better future through timely supply of waters, he said Chief Minister KCR was giving top priority to development and welfare of the State. The district will develop soon as Harish got funds released for it, he said. Nagesh said the State government was implementing those programs which were not in the party manifesto. (NSS)