Release funds on priority, KTR asks Nihalchand

Panchayat Raj Minister KT Rama Rao today urged Union Panchayat Raj Minister Nihal Chand to give priority and ensure that arrears of 13th Finance Commission funds and others from central pool, be released with immediate effect to Telangana State. KTR called on Nihal Chand at Agricultural University here and apprised him of prestigious programs including “Our Village- Our Plan, Harithaharam, roads in rural areas, plan to provide permanent shelter with construction of two bed room houses to the poor and weaker sections and providing basic amenities. He stressed the need for Central assistance to take forward the programs to cater to the needs of the people. The minister asked the union minister to extend cooperation for speedy release of the funds and steps. (NSS)