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Kiran Kumar advocates a big package for Telangana instead of a separate State

July 14, 2013
Hyderabad

Sources said that the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy strongly advocated for a united Andhra Pradesh and in favour of a big package for the development of Telangana.

According to him, the big package could be almost equivalent to the annual budget of Andhra Pradesh and benefit nearly 80 lakh families constituting 78 percent of the population. He reportedly stated this to the Congress Core Committee that was leaked to a section of the Telugu TV channels that aired it on Sunday. According to these channels, the Chief Minster had proposed a package of Rs.1,11,750 crore for development of Telangana, including Rs.85,500 core for irrigation, taking into consideration completion of the Pranahita-Chevella Project and an increase in ayacut up to 97 lakh acres in Telangana district and 42 lakh acres through lift irrigation. Others proposed include Rs.13,750 core for electricity generation, Rs.7,300 crore for education, Rsl2,700 crore for medical and health and Rs.2,500 crore for skill development and self-employment. He also proposed setting up of an engineering college, a medical college and a 500 bed hospital in each of the districts in Telangana region apart from establishing a degree, polytechnic and ITI in every Assembly segment.

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