Education, Karimnagar, National, Politics, Telangana

Telangana CM’s major pleas to PM Narendra Modi

K M Dayashankar

NEW DELHI, JULY 04, 2024: Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday in New Delhi to discuss several critical issues pertinent to the state. The key requests presented by the Chief Minister include:

1.Allocation of Coal Blocks to Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL): The Chief Minister urged the removal of the Shravanapalli coal block from the auction list and its allocation, along with Koyagudem and Sattupalli Block 3, to SCCL. This is vital to meet the state’s power generation needs.

2.Revival of Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) in Hyderabad. Emphasizing the need to boost IT infrastructure, The Chief Minister sought the revival of ITIR in Hyderabad to encourage the growth of new IT companies and developers. The project, initially approved in 2010, has been stalled since 2014.

3.Sanction of Defense Land: A request was made for the allocation of 2,450 acres of defense land to the state for infrastructure projects, including elevated corridors on the Hyderabad-Karimnagar and Hyderabad-Nagpur highways (NH-44). The Chief Minister offered alternative land in Raviryal in exchange.

4.Fulfillment of State Reorganization Act Promises. The Chief Minister reiterated the need to fulfill promises made during the state reorganization, including the establishment of a steel plant in Bayyaram and a coach factory in Kazipet.

5.Sanction of 2.5 Million Houses under PMAY. Highlighting the lower allocation in the initial phase, The Chief Minister requested the sanction of 2.5 million houses for Telangana in the upcoming phase of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). The state is prepared to align its guidelines with those of PMAY.

6.Inclusion in India Semiconductor Mission. Given the interest of several companies in setting up semiconductor fabs in Hyderabad, CM Reddy sought the inclusion of Telangana in the India Semiconductor Mission.

7.Establishment of IIM in Hyderabad. CM Reddy requested the immediate sanction of an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Hyderabad, citing available land at the Hyderabad Central University campus.

8.Grant Release under BRGF. A request was made for the release of ₹1,800 crores under the Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) for the years 2019-2024.

9.Upgrade of State Highways to National Highways. The CM sought the upgrade of 13 state highways to national highways to meet increased transportation needs and improve connectivity to major towns and pilgrimage sites.

10.Speedy Construction of Regional Ring Road :(RRR). The Chief Minister urged expedited tenders for the northern part of the RRR and its southern extension, emphasizing its importance for the development of national highways around Hyderabad.

The meeting, accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Bhatti Vikramarka, lasted approximately one hour, during which these critical issues were discussed in detail.


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