HYDERABAD: As the state turned two on Thursday, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao vowed to declare war against poverty once construction of major projects is completed in the next four years.
“We are now focusing on creation of basic amenities and spending most of the funds on drinking water, irrigation, roads, electricity, education and health sectors. After four years, the expenditure will only be on maintenance and there will be no need to spend money on construction activity. After four years, all the constructions, including those of major projects, will be completed and the state’s income will increase manifold and then we will declare war against poverty,” Rao said.
Speaking after unfurling the national flag and inspecting the parade at Parade Grounds, he enumerated the development and welfare activities taken up by his government in the last two years.
“Our aim is to improve the living standards of people. Development is not mere creation of basic amenities. Development of people is the ultimate goal of Telangana state,” he said.
“We are giving appointment letters to 598 heirs of those who lost their lives during the separate Telangana movement. This we have mentioned in our manifesto,” Rao said.
The chief minister said that 14 or 15 new districts would be formed soon in the state. The administration would start functioning in new districts from Dasara. New mandals and revenue divisions will also be created by Dasara.
Turning to welfare measures, he said fine variety of rice (sanna biyyam) will be supplied to inmates of university hostels and colleges from this academic year and two lakh double bedroom houses would be constructed this year for allotment to the poor.