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Initiatives which revived Telangana’s rural economy

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The day the State was formed, the primary sector covering mainly the rural economy and agriculture sector was literally in shambles. The agony of the farmers remained more or less the same due to the persisting drought conditions in the initial years. The CM proved himself to be pro-farmer in his approach announcing schemes aimed at revival of the agrarian economy. Here are some of them…

Mission Kakatiya

Aimed at rejuvenation of 46,000 minor irrigation tanks in the State, was aimed at reviving the tank irrigation system that was unique to Telangan since the era of Kakatiya kings. Some of the tanks have lost their trace. The revival of the tanks will promote livestock, fisheries and forestry.

Mission Bhagiratha

It is a massive project being implemented with an outlay of Rs 42,853 crore, which is nearing completion. It would cover some 62,01 lakh households in providing piped drinking water. About 98 per cent of the works were completed effecting huge saving in the over all cost. It is all set for grand roll out in February 2018.   

24 X 7 power supply

Many States have been giving power free of cost to the farm sector. But Telangana State had shouldered the task of giving power round the clock to 23,000 pumpsets in the State.

Sada bainama registrations 

Resolving the growing number of litigation over the land holdings of the farmers, the State allowed free registration of the lands in place of the ‘sada bainama’ transactions facilitated only informal deeds. Some 11.19 lakh sadabainama deals were registered setting the farmers free form decades of litigation related to land ownership.

Rs 8,000 as investment subsidy

The government will be remitting Rs 8,000 per annum directly to the accounts of the farmer enabling them to plan his crop investment for both Kharif and Rabi well in advance without looking forward to money lenders

Rythu Samanvaya Samithis

The government decision to constitute farmers coordination committees from village level to the State level is being viewed as the a major step in organising the peasant community to fight for its due. The panels would be the vital link between the individual farmers and the State government and they have been tasked with coordination in the implementation of the government programme for the benefit of farmers.

Support for Polyhouses

Government is promoting Poly house farming in a big way by increasing the subsidy component to 95 per cent to the SC and ST farmers and 75 per cent to other  communities

Drip Irrigation-80 to 100 percent subsidy

In a first of its kind in the country, the government is supporting use of drip irrigation system to utilise the water at the optimal level. Drip irrigation is encouraged by giving 100% subsidy to SC and ST farmers, 90% to BC, small and marginal farmers and 80 per cent to the rest.

Reservations in market committees

For the first-time, reservation policy was introduced in the market Committees benefitting the poor and marginalised sections in general and women in particular. 29% for BCs, 15% for SCs, 6% for STs and 33% for women was provided reservations. Every 5,000 acres was considered as one Cluster and and allotted one Agriculture Extension Officer for each cluster.

Ex-gratia

Through a Cabinet decision of September 2015, ex-gratia amount for the farmers who have committed suicide has been increased to Rs 6 Lakh which is the highest in the country. For toddy tappers and fishermen who died in in accident or had become disabled, the ex-gratia amount paid was increased to Rs 6 lakh.

Accidental Life Insurance scheme

State government has created an accident Insurance policy worth Rs 5 Lakh for drivers of Autos, Cabs, Trucks and other vehicles, working Journalists and Home Guards. The premium for the policy is Rs 46 per year and orders on the matter were issued on Aug 19, 2015.

Kalyan Laxmi/Shaadi Mubarak 

Under the Kalyan Lakshmi and Shaadi Mubarak, the assistance of Rs 51, 000 being given for girl’s marriage was enhanced to Rs 75, 116 with effect from March 2017. The scheme is unique for the State. The marriage assistance for the differently-abled has been increased from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh with immediate effect

2BHKs

Double Bed Room Houses were given to BPL families free of cost. Till June 2017, a total of 2.66 lakh houses were sanctioned for construction. The process of construction is on.

Other schemes:

Other schemes:Other schemes:

• Telangana Haritha Haram: As part of the programme, 230 crore saplings were planted in the State

• Offices for Members of Legislative Assembly in their constituencies

• Special Development Fund of Rs 3 crores to each MLA for Constituency Development

• Monthly Pension of Rs 1,000 for single woman

• Monthly pension of Rs 1,000 to beedi workers

• Rs 5 lakh accidental Life Insurance scheme for Home Guards, Journalists, construction

• Aasara Pensions to old aged, handicapped, widows, toddy tappers, Aids patients, artists etc.

• Monthly pension of Rs 1500 for 8934 Imams and Mauzams

• Government jobs for 550 Artistes

• Fine rice for the Hostel students

• Rs 100 crore for the Advocates Welfare Fund

• Rs 50 crore for journalists’ welfare

• Rs 100 crore for Brahmins welfare

• Archakas to get salaries on par with government employees

• 542 additional residential Schools

• Overseas scholarships increased to Rs 20 lakh

• Special Fund for the SCs/STs which would be spent on the SCs and STs only

• Thandas and Gudems to be upgraded to Panchayats

• MBC Corporation with Rs 1000 crore

• Sheep distribution with 75 per cent subsidy to Yadavas and Kurumas

Mobile Veterinary Clinics: Mobile Veterinary clinics, each costing Rs 14.65 lakhs and totalling 100 were launched on September 15, 2017. These are operated through a toll free 1962 number.

• Fish breeding with 100 per cent subsidy from the government

• 50 per cent subsidy on Yarn and Chemicals

• Rs 1,200 crore in the State’s Budget for workers in weaving sector

• Hair dressing saloons under the domestic category in the power consumption

• Transport tax waived for Autos and Tractors

• 30 per cent pollution allowance for the traffic police

• 30 per cent risk allowance for the Security Wing police

• Wellness centres for the employees and journalists-Health Cards facility

• 25 per cent profit sharing to Singareni Collieries employees

• Special Fund for the Army Welfare benefiting ex-army personnel

• Higher wages for the small-time employees

• Rs 15,000 worth KCR Kits for the pregnant woman

• TSI Pass-Approvals to industries to be given in 15 days

Number 1 growth rate: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) report which was made public on March 25, 2017, showed that the Telangana State has registered 17.82 per cent growth in revenue. It said the revenue from major taxes like sales tax, excise, and stamps and registration, which contribute 80 percent to the State revenue, too registered 17.82 per cent growth.

• 24-hour uninterrupted power supply to Agriculture Sector…State without power cuts

• Number 1 in solar power generation

•Telangana state has topped the list of states in solar power generation.

• Eradication of the illicit liquor; rehabilitation of victims.

• Eradication of playing cards and gambling

• Police Command and Control Centre

• Mega textile park at Warangal

• Waiver of power bill dues, water bill dues of the poor

• Purification and updating of the land records

• Special SHE teams are formed to curtail and control Eve teasing

• Special drive to end the Drug-related incidents in the State.

• The state is number 1 in maintenance of the Law and Order situation, which is attracting huge investments to the State.

• Crime rate in the State has decreased considerably

• Study Circles for SC/ST/BC

• Pharma City coming up in 11,000 acres at Mucharla in Rangareddy district.

•Best in IT Industry. The first ever T-Hub is in Hyderabad.

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