National

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

A letter from the Editor


Dear Readers,

The coronavirus crisis has changed the world completely in the last few months. All of us have been locked into our homes, economic activity has come to a near standstill. Everyone has been impacted.

Including your favourite business and financial newspaper. Our printing and distribution chains have been severely disrupted across the country, leaving readers without access to newspapers. Newspaper delivery agents have also been unable to service their customers because of multiple restrictions.

In these difficult times, we, at BusinessLine have been working continuously every day so that you are informed about all the developments – whether on the pandemic, on policy responses, or the impact on the world of business and finance. Our team has been working round the clock to keep track of developments so that you – the reader – gets accurate information and actionable insights so that you can protect your jobs, businesses, finances and investments.

We are trying our best to ensure the newspaper reaches your hands every day. We have also ensured that even if your paper is not delivered, you can access BusinessLine in the e-paper format – just as it appears in print. Our website and apps too, are updated every minute, so that you can access the information you want anywhere, anytime.

But all this comes at a heavy cost. As you are aware, the lockdowns have wiped out almost all our entire revenue stream. Sustaining our quality journalism has become extremely challenging. That we have managed so far is thanks to your support. I thank all our subscribers – print and digital – for your support.

I appeal to all or readers to help us navigate these challenging times and help sustain one of the truly independent and credible voices in the world of Indian journalism. Doing so is easy. You can help us enormously simply by subscribing to our digital or e-paper editions. We offer several affordable subscription plans for our website, which includes Portfolio, our investment advisory section that offers rich investment advice from our highly qualified, in-house Research Bureau, the only such team in the Indian newspaper industry.

A little help from you can make a huge difference to the cause of quality journalism!

Sincerely,

Support Quality Journalism
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor
You have read 1 out of 3 free articles for this week. For full access, please subscribe and get unlimited access to all sections.