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KCR plans another yagam for trouble free Rs 40,000 crore mission bhagiratha జూలై 15, 2016

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Telangana: KCR to perform another Yagam, to ‘banish developmental hurdles’
Srinivasa Aro Apparasu, Hindustan Times, Hyderabad, July 14, 2016

Known for his staunch belief in ancient Hindu customs, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is all set to appease Lord Vishnu in a big way. He is preparing for yet another major Vedic ceremony, this time to apparently ward off ‘evil forces causing hurdles’ in implementing government programmes.

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Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao. After performing a Yagam in 2015, KCR will perform another in Medak in August to apparentely ‘banish developmental hurdles’. (File Photo )

Preparations are on for KCR performing the Sudarshana Yagam in his assembly constituency in Medak district next month. The detailed religious ritual will be held at Gajwel on August 7 to invoke Sudarshana, the mythological disc associated with Lord Vishnu in decimating evil forces.

The 62-year-old CM will perform the Yagam along with the family. Ahead of its start at Gajwel town, he will formally inaugurate the first phase of his government’s Mission Bhagiratha that aims to provide drinking water to every household, according to Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao, who is a nephew of KCR. (మరింత…)

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Polavaram Dam: ‘Stop the work order’ for not conducting Public Hearing in Chhattisgarh & Orissa జూలై 9, 2016

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Centre’s bar on Polavaram work lapses
Deccan Chronicle, 9 July 2016

Project authority says Central water panel has no objection to approval.
Polavram project
The ministry had issued the abeyance order earlier from June 30, 2015, for a year regarding the stop work order issued previously.

Hyderabad: The ministry of environment and forests’ (MoEF) orders regarding the Polavaram project — to keep the ‘stop the work order’ in abeyance — lapsed a week ago. The ministry had issued the abeyance order earlier from June 30, 2015, for a year regarding the stop work order issued previously.

This was issued initially on February 8, 2011 due to non compliance of the condition for an environment clearance, namely, conducting a public hearing in Chattisgarh and Odisha. (మరింత…)

Challenges & Opportunities of Bangaru Telangana – G Rajendra Kumar నవంబర్ 28, 2015

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in ecology, Economy, Hyderabad, landuse, livelihoods, Polavaram, Telangana.
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Challenges & Opportunities of Bangaru Telangana
– G Rajendra Kumar

The Hans India, November 27, 2015

The Socio Economic Outlook of Telangana reveals the numerous challenges, dynamic environment and enormous opportunities to make the Telangana state the icon of development given the leadership with foresight, fortitude and determination.

The way forward for reinventing Telangana rests on fully harnessing the natural and human resources, setting right the imbalances and incongruencies that crept into the mainstream development processes so far. This chapter is an effort to focus on such challenges, opportunities and unfold the strategies sector-wise as part of the roadmap ahead, taking into consideration the recommendations of various Task Forces setup by the Government.

The Challenges
Telangana State, despite achieving a reasonably impressive performance in the recent past in terms of various macro-economic indicators, still has certain weak links, especially in the performance of social indicators. Bridging of these gaps is necessary for building a robust framework of policies for improving human development indices. This calls for a convergent and cohesive action from different related corners and making best use of the competitive advantages such as the demographic dividend.
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ఇక కొత్త రెవెన్యూ చట్టాలు సెప్టెంబర్ 8, 2015

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Economy, landuse, Nizam, Settler, Telangana, Telugu (తెలుగు), TRS.
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ఇక కొత్త రెవెన్యూ చట్టాలు

Namaste Telangana 9/8/2015

హైదరాబాద్, నమస్తే తెలంగాణ: అనేక పోరాటాల ఫలితంగా ఏర్పడినరాష్ట్రంలో తెలంగాణ ప్రయోజనాలు కాపాడే చట్టాలు మాత్రమే అమలుచేసే దిశగా రాష్ట్ర ప్రభుత్వం చర్యలు ప్రారంభించింది. ఉమ్మడి రాష్ట్రంలో తెలంగాణను దోచుకోవడానికి రూపొందించిన, ఆంధ్రాకు మాత్రమే పనికివచ్చే చట్టాలను సమూలంగా పాతర వేయాలని కేసీఆర్ ప్రభుత్వం సంకల్పించింది. ఈ మేరకు రాష్ట్ర ప్రభుత్వం రెవెన్యూ చట్టాల రూపకల్పనపై కసరత్తులు మొదలుపెట్టింది. న్యాయశాఖ విభాగం సెంటర్ ఫర్ గుడ్ గవర్నెన్స్ ద్వారా కొత్త చట్టాల ఏర్పాటుకు సంబంధించి అధ్యయనం, రూపకల్పన బాధ్యతను నల్సార్ యూనివర్సిటీకి అప్పగించింది. రెండు నెలల్లో కొత్త చట్టాలకు ముసాయిదాలు సిద్ధమయ్యే అవకాశాలు ఉన్నాయి.

భూ వినియోగం ఆధారంగా నూతన చట్టాలు

రాష్ట్ర విభజన చట్టం ప్రకారం నూతనంగా ఏర్పడిన తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్రం కొత్త చట్టాలు చేసుకోవడానికి రెండేండ్లు వెసులుబాటు కల్పించింది. ఈ రెండేండ్ల వరకు ఉమ్మడి రాష్ట్రంలోని చట్టాలను అమలు చేసుకోవచ్చు. ఈలోగా కొత్త చట్టాలు ఏర్పాటు చేసుకోవాలి. లేదంటే ఏపీ చట్టాలే.. తెలంగాణ చట్టాలుగా అమలులోకి వస్తాయి. ఈ నేపథ్యంలో తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్ర భూ వినియోగం, ఇక్కడి భౌగోళిక పరిస్థితుల ఆధారంగా కొత్త చట్టాలను తీసుకువచ్చేందుకు రాష్ట్ర సర్కారు కసరత్తులు ప్రారంభించింది. రాష్ట్రంలో ఏ శాఖలో లేనివిధంగా రెవెన్యూ శాఖలో దాదాపు 150కిపైగా చట్టాలున్నాయి. ఇందులో కొన్ని పూర్తిగా సీమాంధ్రకు మాత్రమే పనికి వచ్చే చట్టాలున్నాయని అధికారవర్గాలు అంటున్నాయి. 100కు పైగా చట్టాలు సమూలంగా మార్చాల్సిన అవసరం ఉందని గుర్తించినట్లు విశ్వసనీయ సమాచారం. (మరింత…)

Two debt -ridden farmers end life in Telangana అక్టోబర్ 8, 2014

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6 October 2014, DNA, Karimnagar

Two debt-ridden farmers allegedly committed suicide in Karimnagar district of Telangana, after they suffered huge losses due to crop failure, police said on Monday.

The farmers identified as D Ramesh (42) from Lakkaram village and M Tirupathi (30) from Ramakrishnapur village of Kodimial revenue mandal, took the extreme step last evening, they said. (మరింత…)

Life of a shepherd defines Sukka Sunder’s Art డిసెంబర్ 1, 2011

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ART Friday Review, The Hindu, December 2, 2011

Tales from the village

Sukka Sunder defines his latest collection as a representation of a shepherd’s life. Vishnupriya Bhandaram

Sukka Sunder and his wife, Karuna Sukka’s joint exhibition of paintings and etchings is on display at the Shrishti Art Gallery.

Sunder’s work is defined mostly by animal forms. He says, “My creations and imagery draw a dialogue between me and my surroundings” Sunder grew up in Mehboobnagar, and had many Yadav neighbours and their routine of taming sheep for a livelihood created an impression on him. “The paintings revolve around the daily life of a shepherd and his family” he adds.

Sunder’s works are mostly acrylics on canvas. With bright colours, Sunder takes in a sheep as the primary subject and through that he weaves an excellent tale of a humble village life.

The colours are bright and the subject is simple, yet deep. His piece titled— ‘Returning home’ is poetic. The canvas encapsulates the concept of ‘home’, as the form of a sheep on the gongadi and has village houses in it, marks the importance of the animal and its connection with home. His paintings mark the philosophy of animal husbandry and the folk culture of the Yadavs and how the animal forms a big a part of their celebrations. (మరింత…)

పట్నం తగవులో పరుల స్వార్థం : శ్రీనివాసులు, చెన్న బసవయ్య అక్టోబర్ 14, 2011

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పట్నం తగవులో పరుల స్వార్థం
కె.శ్రీనివాసులు, ఎం.చెన్న బసవయ్య, రాజనీతి శాస్త్ర ఆచార్యులు, ఉస్మానియా విశ్వవిద్యాలయం

ప్రస్తుత తెలంగాణ ఉద్యమం, రాష్ట్ర విభజన చర్చలలో హైదరాబాద్ స్థాయి కీలక వివాదాంశంగా మారింది. హైదరాబాద్ నగరం చారిత్రకంగా, భౌగోళికంగా రాజకీయంగా, సంస్కృతీపరంగా తెలంగాణకు గుండెకాయ లాంటిది అని తెలంగాణ వాదులు వాదించడం సహజంగానే అర్థం చేసుకోదగ్గది . కానీ హైదరాబాద్‌పై సీమాంధ్రుల వాదనను ఏ కోణం, దృక్పథం నుంచి అర్థం చేసుకోవాలి ? హైదరాబాద్ ఈ స్థాయికి ఎదగడానికి కేవలం తమ పెట్టుబడులే కారణమని సీమాంధ్రులు వాదించడం సరైనదా? కాదా? ఈ వాదన వెనుక నిగూఢ ఎజెండాలేమైనా ఉన్నాయా? ఈ వివాదం పైకి కనపించినంత సులభమైనది కాదు.

మన దేశంలోని ఇతర నగరాలతో పోలిస్తే హైదరాబాద్ చరిత్రాత్మక ప్రత్యేకతను కలిగివున్నది. ఈ ప్రత్యేకతకు గల కారణం నిజాం రాజ్యంలో ఉండిన భూపాలన వ్యవస్థ. దీని కారణంగానే నేడు రాష్ట్ర విభజన చర్చలలో హైదరాబాద్ అత్యంత కీలక సమస్యగా మారింది. వీటిని అర్థం చేసుకోవాలంటే ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్ రాష్ట్ర అవతరణ తరువాత పారిశామిక, వ్యాపారాభివృద్ధి క్రమంలో భాగంగా మారిపోయిన హైదరాబాద్ భూ దృశ్యపు తీరు తెన్నులను, హైదరాబాద్ పట్టణ పెరుగుదలకు గల రాజకీయార్థిక నేపథ్యాన్ని విశ్లేషించాల్సి ఉంటుంది.

నిజాం కాలంలో భూపాలనా వ్యవస్థ మూడు రకాలుగా ఉండేది. ఇంపీరియల్ గెజిటీర్ ఆఫ్ ఇండియా, ప్రావిన్సియల్ సిరీస్, హైదరాబాద్ స్టేట్ (1909) ప్రకారం అవి ఇలా ఉండేవి: (అ) సర్ఫ్-ఏ-ఖాస్ భూములు (రాజమాన్యాలు); (ఆ) జాగీరులు, సంస్థానాలు; (ఇ) ఖాల్స లేదా దివానీ. నిజాం రాజ్యంలోని మొత్తం భూమిలో సర్ఫ్-ఏ-ఖాస్ భూములు పది శాతం ఉండగా, జాగీరులు, సంస్థానాల క్రింద 30 శాతం భూములు ఖాల్స లేదా దివానీల రకం భూములు 60 శాతం ఉండేవి. సర్ఫ్-ఏ-ఖాస్ భూములు అన్నీ (సుమారు 1,30,000 ఎకరాల పైచిలుకు) కూడా అత్రాఫ్-ఇ-బల్దా అంటే హైదరాబాద్ మునిసిపాలిటీ చుట్టు ప్రక్కల ప్రాంతాలలో కేంద్రీకృతమై ఉండేవి. (మరింత…)

Bifurcation debate must be based on development- Srikrishna Committee జనవరి 2, 2011

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Rich-poor disparity matter of concern in Telangana
Subodh Ghildiyal, TNN, Jan 2, 2011

NEW DELHI: In a setback to the campaign for Telangana, the Srikrishna committee has dismissed the argument of economic backwardness for carving out a separate state, arguing that the region compared well with other regions of Andhra Pradesh.

The option of statehood for Telangana is low on its list of priorities. The Srikrishna panel, after a detailed analysis of district annual reports across regions, found that Telangana scored high on income generation, electricity, water and agriculture, lagging only in investment in education, with literacy rate lower than that in Coastal Andhra.

The estimate for Telangana has been prepared without including Hyderabad which, as capital, has seen high growth and investment.

The much-awaited report is set to be a dampener for proponents of statehood who have cited economic backwardness as the rationale for seeking division of Andhra.

The panel, making a clutch of recommendations to settle the debate for bifurcation, has recommended that “development” be the basis for decision-making in future.

The report will be made public on January 6 during an all-party meeting called by Union home minister P Chidambaram.

Sources said the report states that Telangana’s growth story has been positive, with the region clocking a “high rate of growth” to not just catch up with Coastal Andhra but even overtake the latter on certain parameters. (మరింత…)

Centre urged to restrain AP from going ahead with Polavaram సెప్టెంబర్ 29, 2010

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Centre urged to restrain AP from going ahead with Polavaram
The Hindu, Special Correspondent

NFAPD activists say construction of embankment unviable

* The project will affect people in 19 villages of Chhattisgarh and Motu area of Orissa
* NFAPD meeting adopts resolution seeking re-examination of the project

VISAKHAPATNAM: Several social activists and environmentalists on Tuesday appealed to the Centre to restrain AP from going ahead with work on controversial Polavaram Indira Sagar project till the objections raised by Orissa and Chhattisgarh were addressed to.

At a meeting held here under the aegis of National Forum Against Polavaram Dam (NFAPD), the activists adopted a resolution asking the Central authorities to immediately stop work on Polavaram as it lacked consent of affected communities in Orissa and Chattisgarh.

The resolution vehemently opposed the claim that the construction of an embankment with a height of 40 feet stretching over 30 km would prevent submergence and displacement in Orissa and Chattisgarh.

Stating that the proposed embankment was unviable, they claimed that the project was bound to affect people in 19 villages of Kunta district of Chhattisgarh and an estimated 30,000 in Motu area of Orissa’s Malkangiri district.

Petition
A petition filed by Orissa against the project will come up for hearing in Supreme Court on October 4. The resolution stated that the project should be re-examined as the clearances for land acquisition, forest rights and rehabilitation and resettlement approved in AP were not acceptable in Orissa and Chhattisgarh.

Participants included retired Chief Engineer from AP M. Dharma Rao, environmentalist T. Sivaji Rao, chairman of South Odisha Development Council Dayanidhi Sahu, engineer Lalita Mohan Pattnaik, former Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University K.V. Ramana, MLA from Burgampahad Chanda Lingayya Dora and Panchanan Mishra from Bolangir, Odisha. (మరింత…)

Andhra Pradesh 2009 : A satrap’s legacy – Amarnath K Menon జనవరి 2, 2010

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Andhra Pradesh 2009: A satrap’s legacy

Amarnath K. Menon India Today
Hyderabad, December 31, 2009

Andhera Pradesh. It is the catch phrase in local lexicon the distraught depend on to dismiss derisively anything going wrong in the fourth largest state. In 2009 there was more reason to refer to Andhra Pradesh in that manner. But, by the end of the year, the relevance of the phrase appeared to dim following the political convulsions to carve out Telangana.

The tragic death of Yedugiri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy (YSR) is making the difference. Of the 14 chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh since 1956, he was the first to die in office-in a helicopter crash. Dynamic, resourceful, a powerful enemy and a valuable ally, YSR, was a man of the people in every sense of the term. He believed in greening to create a harita Andhra Pradesh – water to all, whatever the cost and has succeeded making significant strides in taking water to the parched fields and bringing the rivers to their homes with every step he took as part of his Jalayagnam mission. This will be his most enduring legacy.

As a natural reformer and modernizer he is singularly responsible for the revival and return of the Congress with a consistent campaign to rebuild connections at the grassroots to take on and humble the rival TDP. Now, the legacy of a popular strongman has both the Congress and even Andhra Pradesh trapped in turbulence. Had he been around things would not have come to such a pass is a widely heard refrain among those sore at the disruption caused by the Telangana turmoil. For one, Hyderabad suffered a forced shutdown for five days in the last 30 days of the year as belligerent pro – Telangana agitators took to vandalism as part of their campaign for separate statehood.

Yet others argue that the maverick TRS president K. Chandrasekhara Rao (KCR) could not have taken his campaign to the streets after his party lost credibility after the electoral rout having won fewer seats in 2009 than it did in 2004 if YSR were alive. For he would have stood his ground and persuaded the UPA to stand firm rather than buckle under pressure as it did in the face of KCR’s hunger strike and rampage of youth supporters of separate statehood. (మరింత…)