Telangana cabinet approves Rs 1200 Cr to tackle drinking water crisis in Hyderabad

Waking up to drinking water crisis, Telangana government has released Rs 1200 crore to different Hyderabad Municipalities for resolving the problem.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  14 July 2021 2:34 AM GMT
Telangana cabinet approves Rs 1200 Cr to tackle drinking water crisis in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Waking up to drinking water crisis, Telangana government has released Rs 1200 crore to different Hyderabad Municipalities for resolving the problem.

The decision was taken in a state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday.

"The cabinet discussed development activities in the municipalities. The cabinet also discussed the drinking water problem in Hyderabad municipalities. The cabinet has released additional Rs 1200 Crore fund. The CM has instructed the officials concerned to take immediate measures to tackle the water problem," said a government spokesman.

He said the cabinet also discussed the land pooling method for house layouts in Telangana Urban areas. The cabinet instructed the Municipal Administration officials to finalize the guidelines and opportunities in this regard.

The cabinet also took a slew of decisions to push the developmental activities and mitigate the problems of the common man.

Discussion on Palle and Pattana Pragathi programmes :

The state cabinet discussed Palle and Pattana Pragathi programmes in detail. Panchayat Raj and Municipal Administration departments submitted reports to the Cabinet. The CM instructed the officials to complete the construction of Vaikunta Dhams within one month in all the districts. The CM gave strict instructions to the Electricity department to lay cables for street lights in all Gram Panchayats.

Reservations for the local students in residential Schools:

The state cabinet decided to provide 50 percent reservation to the local students in the residential schools. The cabinet has instructed the officials to invite local MLA, MPP, ZP Chairpersons, and Municipal Chairpersons for the monthly meetings of the residential educational institution.

Employees Unions request accepted:

The cabinet discussed the requests made by TNGO and TGO representatives regarding district wise allocation of employees based on the new Zonal system. In tune with the requests made by the employees associations, the cabinet approved a district-wise allocation of officers, jobs, and recruitment.

The state cabinet instructed that annual recruitment calendar should be prepared after identifying the posts lying vacant.

The state cabinet will meet again on Wednesday to take measures to fill up the vacancies. For the Wednesday Cabinet meeting, all the secretaries were asked to come with all the data and information.

Discussion on Corona pandemic in the state:

Officials of the Medical and Health department, who toured different districts, gave a detailed briefing to the cabinet about the Covid situation in the districts. The cabinet discussed the availability of Oxygen, medicines, and basic infrastructure.

Medical and Health department officials briefed the cabinet about the vaccination, availability of the beds, medicines, and preparedness for the possible third wave of the Covid. The cabinet instructed the medical and health department to take all precautionary measures including the fever survey.

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