CM KCR spoke at length about State’s welfare schemes at the I-Day fete at Golconda. Listing out his manifesto promises which are being implemented, the CM stated that Rs 482 crore is released towards input subsidy for farmers who suffered losses for five years due to drought and cyclonic rains. He also reminded that his Govt. has given Rs 6.50 crore to provide immediate succor to weavers and waive off power loom arrears. Toddy shops will be restarted after Dasara festival as per the longstanding demand, besides giving pensions to old, widow and handicapped, he added. While stating that Rs 1000 crore is allocated in the State Budget for welfare of Muslim Minorities, he said a committee would be set up to implement 12 per cent of reservations for them. KCR also said that Wakf Board will get judicial powers.
KCR reiterated that his government is committed for the welfare of all sectors with a focus on industries putting aside around 3 lakh acres of land to them. Soon Hyderabad will become wi-fi and 4G enabled City. The city would house several industries on all four corners and will attract foreign companies and businesses. His Govt, he said will provide drinking water, power supply and also construct bus, train terminals on the outskirts of the city.
CM KCR at Golconda spoke at length about the significance of Golconda fort in the history of Telangana, and also referred to history of Ramadasu, who was imprisoned in the fort.
He unfurled the tricolour 0n a 62 feet high poll from a platform near Taramati mosque. During his half-an-hour speech, the Chief Minister preferred to depict the ancient culture and heritage of Golconda which is known for business of diamonds and pearls. After taking a traditional salute from the police contingents at the newly erected dais, KCR stated that it is a matter of pride to unfurl the tricolor at the fort in the pearl city while witnessing distinct blend of old-age charm and modernity. Earlier, he paid rich tributes to martyrs and then drove straight to Golconda Fort.
Near Rani Mahal on the lush green lawns of Golconda Fort which witnessed the reverberating music and dance of various art forms of Telangana, the Chief Minister inaugurated his much touted three acres of land by giving pattas to 48 dalits who came from 10 districts. To calm down the agitating OU students and youth, the Chief Minister announced amid applause that 50,000 jobs would be filled up through the newly formed Telangana State Public Service commission even while regularizing the contract employees.
Elaborate Security arrangements have been made for the event and security forces have cordoned off the entire area around Golconda Fort.