Highlights of Guv’s Address to Assembly

GSDP growth rate pegged at 5.3%; power and irrigation promises plus welfare agenda top the state government’s list of priorities

Published: 08th March 2015 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th March 2015 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

  •  Every resident of Telangana will be given equal treatment without any prejudice.
  •  The GSDP growth forecast for 2014-15 is estimated at 5.3 pc as against 4.8 pc in 2013-14.
  •  Growth momentum in industrial (4.1 pc) and service sector (9.7 pc) has made a major contribution to the increase in the overall GSDP growth.
  •  The per capita income at current prices during 2014-15 is expected to be `1,03,889 as compared to Rs 95,361 during 2013-14.
  •  Three acres of arable land to each landless poor Dalit family in the name of women. Government to spend `50,000 crore for comprehensive development of SCs.
  •  Rs 25,000 crore for development of BCs.
  •  Rs 1,000 crore a year for minorities. Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) is planned for minorities, initially in Nizamabad and Medak districts.
  • nKG-to-PG free education to be introduced to improve the quality of education and financial assistance to the needy students.
  •  To make Hyderabad a safe city and attractive investment destination, law and order has been given top priority.
  •  Government is taking up a number of initiatives to transform Hyderabad metropolis into a global hub.
  •  Efforts being made to increase the forest cover from 25.16 pc to 33 pc of the total geographic area of the state.
  •  Government is committed to harness and utilise the waters of Godavari and Krishna rivers. Palamuru lift irrigation and Nakkalagandi project will cover 13.5 lakh acres.
  •  A total number of 46,447 tanks will be restored under Mission Kakatiya.
  •  6,000 MW of power will be added over the next three years to make the state self- sufficient.
  •  Electronic Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs) are being established in the state with an employment potential of nearly 2.5 lakh.
  •  Evaluation Authority of Telangana State (EAST) established to evaluate the available data.
  •  Constituency Development Programme (CDP) of Rs 1.5 crore to each MLA and MLC to undertake developmental works in their respective segments.
  •  Proposal to establish permanent offices for MLAs and MPs in the constituency headquarters.
  •  Steps taken to promote cooperation with neighbouring states such as Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Karnataka.
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