Hyderabad, Feb 25 : The Telangana Assembly on Monday passed the Appropriation bill for the next financial year with an outlay of Rs 1.82 lakh crore. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who moved the bill, elaborated during the discussion on the bill about the various welfare and development schemes launched by the TRS government.
He said that most of the schemes launched by the state government for the welfare of various sections of the people were the first of their kind in the country. The "Mission Bhagiratha" to supply drinking water through taps to every household in the state was one such scheme.
CM said under the "Mission Kakatiya', 200 tanks and water bodies had been repaired.
Listing out the various irrigation projects being developed by the government, Mr Rao said that once these projects were completed, then the farmers in the state would be producing crops worth Rs 1.25 lakh crore annually.
He said that in the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, there used to be power crisis, now 24 hours power supply was being provided to farm sector. Without, the Centre's aid, the state government undertook the expansion of IT sector and was able to register Rs 50,000 crore IT exports.
Referring to the charges of the opposition member that the Backward Classes were being neglected, he said that the TRS government had provided 50 per cent reservations for BCs in the Market Committee Presidents posts. Mr Rao said 119 Gurukula schools were established in the state for the benefit of BC students.
He said that the people did not believe the allegations of the Congress against the TRS government but were convinced about the policies and methods of the TRS and chose to give a massive mandate for the second term to the TRS government.
Earlier, CLP leader Mallu Bhatti Vikaramrka, who initiated the discussion on the bill, said that the TRS government did not spend even 30 per cent of the budgetary grants. The bill now be referred to the Council for its approval.