Hyderabad: The State of Andhra Pradesh finally received a special package from the Center after a long battle of two years or more. Now it is the turn for the State of Telangana which is now getting ready to claim its share that was already mentioned in the AP Reorganization Act 2014.
The Information Technology and Industries Minister K Taraka Rama Rao said on Thursday that he asked the Centre to grant a special package similar to that of the State of Andhra Pradesh. After his meeting with Union Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley in New Delhi, the Telangana IT Minister Mr. K Taraka Rama Rao told media persons that he had also notified the Union Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley that if the Center failed in providing financial assistance to the State of Telangana, wrong signals would be sent to the people of the State of Telangana.
The Telangana Minister KTR also demanded that the Centre should implement the promises made in AP Reorganization Act 2014. Mission Bhagiratha and Mission Kakatiya are the two welfare schemes launched by the government of the Telangana State for which a total amount of Rs 24,500 Crores should be allocated, according to the recommendations by NITI Ayog, or the National Institution for Transforming India.
There was more asked from the Center with the Information Technology and Industries Minister KTR asking the Centre to allocate Rs 50 crores for the next five years to each of the backward districts in Telangana. Besides this, the Telangana Minister Mr. K Taraka Rama Rao also demanded that Hyderabad – Nagpur Industrial Corridors (HNIC) to be set up.
Besides giving several other benefits, and Grants like universities and Central institutions, The Centre provided a special development package of Rs 1, 50,000 to Andhra Pradesh State.