Hyderabad/New Delhi, Oct 4: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday evening. Mr Rao was with Mr Modi for more than an hour.
During the discussion with Prime Minister, the Chief Minister presented several memorandums on various issues related to the state.
The issues contained in the memorandums included the release of Rs 450 crore - fifth installment of assistance for backward districts in Telangana as per State Reorganisation Act, revival of Cement Corporation of India, Adilabad District with the help of NHAI (National Highways Authority of India), enhancement of number of Judges in Telangana High Court from 24 to 42, establishment of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Telangana.
Sanction of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER),, sanction of 23 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV) in new districts, financial assistance to Mission Kakatiya and Mission Bhagiratha as recommended by NITI Aayog (Rs 5000 crore and Rs 19205 crore), setting up of Steel Plant at Bayyaram in Khammam District – Reorganisation Act provided for it.
Setting up of National Institute of Design (NID) at Hyderabad (its location was shifted to Vishakhapatnam after bifurcation), Sub-categorisation of SC’s in State of Telangana (Assembly resolution), sanction of IIIT under PPP model at Karimnagar, enhancement of reservations for BC’s in employment and education (BC 37 per cent, SC 15 per cent, ST 10 per cent and 33 per cent for OBCs and women in Parliament and State Legislatures, were among the demands. (UNI)