Hyderabad: Government Chief Whip and Dharmapuri MLA Koppula Eashwar said on Tuesday that the nation was in a way taking lessons on implementation of development programmes from the youngest State of the union. It was no mean achievement for any State government and entire credit goes to the vision of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, he said.
Initiating the discussion on the motion of thanks on Governor address, he said the State had witnessed a marked change during the past four years. The change was apparent in the lives of the people too. He stated that the change was made possible by a slew of measures initiated by the Chief Minister. The Harita Haram programme was going to be considered by the future generations as the most remarkable achievement by the Chief Minister. When it comes to the density of trees, India fares badly.
As against 8,953 trees per person in Canada, India had only 28 trees per person. Unless the situation was reversed, it would be a hard task to revive the lost green cover in India. The plantation programme taken up all over the State was expected to restore the green cover to 33 per cent very soon. Even the plant protection measures were also commendable.
The flagship programmes of the State government such as Mission Kakatiya and Mission Bhagiratha, implementation of major irrigation projects such as Kaleshwaram and Kalwakurthy and the new industrial policy TSiPASS were all bold initiatives that had put Telangana way ahead of other States in development.
Official teams representing many States have been making a beeline to Telangana to study its programmes so as to replicate them in their own States.
K P Vivekananda, Quthbullapur MLA, said the State, which ranked no 1 in ease of doing business (EoDB) had emerged the most favoured destination for investments. The new industrial policy, round the clock power supply to agriculture sector as well as the industry helped in refurbishing the image of the State to a major extent. There were no dharnas or protests for drinking water or power today. The new residential schools set up in a big way benefited the students from the weaker sections for whom quality education remained a dream, he added.