SANGAREDDY: The State government is putting in its effort to shift Malakpet onion wholesale market in Hyderabad to Patancheru, irrigation minister Harish Rao has said. The minister along with R&B minister Thummala Nageshwar Rao toured Patancheru constituency on Monday, laid foundation and inaugurated various development and welfare works.
Addressing at a public meeting he said that Patancheru will be more developed and more employment opportunities will be generated if Malakpet wholesale onion market is shifted to Patancheru, which is setup in 14 acres of land. Minister said that about 30 shutters were being constructed in Patancheru market at an estimated cost of `143 crores. He said that in the past Damodar Rajanarsimha worked as marketing minister but had not taken any measures for its development. He added that TRS government after coming to power has developed the marketing department.
The minister said that the State government has been constructing market yards in eight places by spending `60 crores. He added that government is also constructing godowns in every mandal headquarters by spending `5,500 crore. Rao said that government has removed toll tax at Patancheru and has spent `50 crores for road development.
Meanwhile, he said that the State government has regularised house sites for 5,000 poor people as per GO.58 in Patancheru constituency.
Minister said about 300 double bedroom houses were being constructed in the constituency. Later, R&B Minister T Nageshwar Rao said that works that have been pending for the last 60 years have been completed after the formation of Telangana. He said that works worth `6,000 crore have been completed in the united Medak district.