KARIMNAGAR / MAHBUBNAGAR: The Haritha Haaram programme taken up by Commissionerate of Police at Markfed (Marketing Federation) vacant land has turned controversial.
As part of 25,000 saplings plantation programme, Commissioner of Police VB Kamalasan Reddy invited Finance minister Etela Rajender and planted about 7,000 saplings in Markfed’s vacant land.
During the Congress government, an extent of 10.04 acres of land in Survey Number 1050 Markfed land on the outskirts of Karimnagar town, was allocated for Information Technology (IT) park but due to Telangana movement and state formation, it was shelved. Since then, the place has fallen vacant.
It may be recalled that the then Congress government issued orders in December 2013 instructing Markfed to hand over the land to Industrial Infrastructure for IT Park’s development.
TRS government also planned to set up an IT park in Karimnagar at the proposed place. Meanwhile, police department chose the vacant land in question for Haritha Haaram plantation programme. They erected fencing and set up the drip irrigation system.
Former Karimnagar MP and TPCC vice president Ponnam Prabhakar welcomed Haritha Haaram programme but raised objections to the plantation in the proposed IT park land on Sunday. Speaking to media persons, he demanded the government to give a clarity statement on IT park. What is the meaning of taking up plantation drive in a proposed IT park land? He questioned. It is a waste of expenditure, he alleged.
CM’s effort has turned roads into mirrors: Health minister
Health minister Dr C Laxma Reddy on Sunday laid the foundation stone for the construction of a BT road at a cost of H10 crore in Kutnepally village of Rajapur mandal of Jadcherla Assembly constituency. The minister also took part in the Haritha Haaram programme held in the village. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the efforts of the chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had turned the roads into mirrors. The state government is spending crores of rupees for the construction of roads, Reddy said and added that roads have seen a facelift. He said that almost all villages from Jadcherla constituency were connected with proper roads.