AP’s aid sought for Telugus in Maharashtra

HYDERABAD: Maza Maharashtra Telugu Manch (MTM), which has been providing various services to the one crore Telugu people in the neighbouring state, met chief minister K Rosaiah and sought the

Published: 06th October 2010 04:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:03 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Maza Maharashtra Telugu Manch (MTM), which has been providing various services to the one crore Telugu people in the neighbouring state, met chief minister K Rosaiah and sought the state government’s help to establish an old-age home and a call centre in Mumbai.

A delegation of the MTM headed by its president Ganji Jagan Babu met the chief minister at the Secretariat yesterday and sought aid to improve their services for Telugu people in Maharashtra.

They wanted the chief minister to provide financial aidgrant to set up an old-age home for Telugu elders and senior citizens besides a call centre to offer assistance in Mumbai. MTM aims to promote Telugu culture and language.

Jagan Babu and Subash Macha (treasurer) told reporters here today that the MTM, an NGO with over 25,000 members, had been providing various educational, economic and special services to Telugu people in  Maharashtra.It was also striving for unity among the Telugus there, Jagan Babu said.

The Telugus in Maharashtra, while earning their livelihood there, had been supporting the AP’s economy in a big way by remitting huge sums of money every year to their families, relatives in AP. Lakhs of them travel to AP every year, he added.

MTM was currently building a database of Telugu people and their achievments.

They gave the following break-up of Telugus living in Maharashtra: Mumbai about 15 lakh, NagpurVidarbaha 20 lakhs, Navi Mumbai 4 lakh, Thane 5 lakh, Bhiwandi 5 lakh, Pune 5 lakh, Sholapur 6 lakh, Nanded 4 lakh, Nashik 2 lakh, ShirdiSangamaner 2 lakh, Aurangabad 2 lakh and floatinglabour pouplation approximately 30 lakh.

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