Harish slams Oppn for hurdles; IBP lake gets Rs 16 cr, SHGs Rs 10 lakh interest-free loans

Announcing sops of Rs 10 lakh interest-free loans to women for empowerment and Rs 16 crore for Ibrahimpatnam lake and Rs 4.35 crore for other lakes in Hayatnagar mandal under Mission Kakatiya phase II, pension to eligible old people and two bedroom houses to the poor, Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao asserted that the TRS government will provide gas connections to the eligible women in the State. He slammed the Congress and Telugu Desam parties for coming in the way of welfare schemes and development programs by staging dharnas and moving court.

Inaugurating a commuter amenity centre (Bus Stand) at Hayathnagar here on Monday along with Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy, MP Boora Narsiah Goud, MLA M Kishan Reddy and others here, the minister sanctioned Rs 1 crore for Bacharam canal works, Rs 2.45 crore for Kutbullahpur canal water works and a godown to store 5000 mt capacity in Hayanagar.

Addressing a public meeting later, Harish took exception to the Congress and Telugu Desam parties for creating hurdles to developmental programs such as Palamur Lift scheme, replacing Osmania General Hospital in dilapidated condition. “Is it wrong to construct a new hospital with best facilities replacing the old OGH”, he asked and said Chief Minister K Chandrsekhar Rao is committed to provide health facility to the people on par with corporate standards, he said.

The previous Congress and TD governments ignored the welfare, projects, lakes and irrigation works in Telagnana region. “Though we got the statehood for waters, resources and jobs, AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has been creating problems to Palamur-Ranga Reddy lift and Dindi and other development programs” he alleged. “Only to prevent good name to the TRS government, these parties are crying foul for political mileage”, he said, adding that “despite any number of hurdles, we will keep all the promises made. (NSS)