Telangana formulating new policies on urban & rural development, revenue

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on July 07, 2019 Published on July 07, 2019

K Chandrashekhar Rao   -  Special Arrangement

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed officials to formulate the State’s new policies on urban and rural development, and revenue, and facilitate their rollout through new enactments.

The focus is on ensuring there is no scope for corruption while streamlining clearances, providing transparency and achieving a planned allround development.

In a statement, Rao said: “As part of the new Urban Policy, the New Municipal Act, the new Corporations Act and the new Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Act would also be brought under its fold.”

Rao has asked officials to come out with the draft proposals on these Acts in the next couple of days and informed that the Legislative Assembly session will be called for a brief session to discuss and pass these new Acts.

The CM held a high-level review meeting on the State’s new Urban Policy preparation here today and said, “Soon after the formation of Telangana, we identified priorities of the State. We have given more importance to the welfare sector, and solved the power crisis and drinking water crisis. We are undertaking irrigation projects and have enacted the TS iPass Act for industrial development.

“Now, Telangana has to ascend one more step. For this, we have to enact good policies. We have enacted a new Panchayat Raj Act. Similarly, we have to enact new Revenue and Municipal Acts. The governance should be on the fast track without any corruption and in a very transparent manner.”

Rao added that it was decided to spend about ₹7,000 crore annually and ₹35,000 crore in five years for the development of villages.

Published on July 07, 2019

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