Rajanna-Sircilla: TRS working president and Sircilla MLA K T Rama Rao on Wednesday said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had, with a vision, created new districts to take governance to the doorsteps of the people and to place development on fast-track..
With clarity that development was possible only with decentralisation of power, the Chief Minister formed 33 districts to ensure that the welfare schemes of the government reach the people easily. “This is evident from the situation in small districts such as Rajanna-Sircilla,” Rama Rao said, participating in the first Zilla Parishad general body meeting held under the chair of Zilla Parishad Chairperson Nyalakonda Aruna in Sircilla. Not only districts, the government also created new gram panchayats, mandals and revenue divisions to take the governances to the doorsteps of the people, he said. A long-standing dream of tribals to have their own administration in their habitation came true with the upgradation of over 4,000 tandas into gram panchayats. Rama Rao appealed to all political leaders and government officials to wear handloom every Monday to protect and encourage the weaving sector. “Not only is wearing handloom good for the skin but it also looks stylish,” he said. District Collector D Krishna Bhaskar, who wears handloom cloths every Monday, had become role model, he said, and wanted officials and leaders to take a pledge to wear handlooms every Monday. Earlier, Rama Rao garlanded the statue of a weaver in Sircilla town on the occasion of National Handlooms Day. He also inaugurated a computer lab and classrooms in Sircilla Government School. MLAs Ch Ramesh Babu, Rasamai Balkishan, Sunke Ravishankar, public representatives, government officials and others participated in Zilla Parishad meeting. ‘TS creates new record’ TRS working president KT Rama Rao said on Wednesday that Telangana State had created a new record by completing Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Sheme within a short period. A team of IAS officers, who visited the project recently, said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao should be honoured with Nobel Prize for the achievement, he said. The TRS government needs nothing more than that, Rama Rao said while participating in a party workers meeting in Sircilla. Talking about new Panchayat Raj Act, the TRS leader said the Chief Minister brought in the Act with a strong commitment to ensure accountability. “Everyone should go through the Act thoroughly and understand it,” he said. Instead of shouting in meetings, political leaders should question officials with complete knowledge on issues, he said, and, added that pictures of leaders would be published in newspapers if they shout loudly in meetings but the problems continued to remain unsolved..