‘Grama Jyothi’ will fail without funds: BJP

Telangana BJP president G. Kishan Reddy on Tuesday criticised the State Government for launching ‘Grama Jyothi’ scheme without allocating adequate funds.

Speaking to media persons in Khammam, Kishan Reddy said that the development of rural areas was not possible without funds. Therefore, instead of launching new schemes, the State Government should first release adequate funds for the development of villages. He pointed that previous scheme ‘Mana Vuru, Mana Pranalika’ failed due to insufficient funds. Instead of releasing the funds for the previous schemes, the TRS Government is trying to divert attention by launching a new programme, he said.

Kishan Reddy said many lives have been lost due to cheap and adulterated liquor in the rural areas. He advised the government to gather public views on illicit liquor during the Grama Jyothi programme. He said thousands of toddy tappers have lost their livelihood due to sale of illicit liquor in rural areas.

The BJP president also accused Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao of completely neglecting the farming sector. He said while farmers are is huge distress due to loss of crops, KCR has been making claims that he generated Rs. 1 crore per acre from his farm house. (INN)