Help spread the truth about Telangana region of India. Since 1956, when Andhra and Telangana merged, Telangana has gotten the short end of the stick in terms of natural resources, funding and representation in government. Though two major rivers have their sources in Telangana, irrigation projects divert the precious water to other areas. The feelings have often spilled over into violence, and in 1969, 400 people died in Telangana-related violence.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Injustice alleged to Telangana in allocation of NABARD funds

ustice P.V. Sanjay Kumar of the Andhra Pradesh High Court Tuesday admitted a writ petition complaining that earmarking of NABARD funds for Telangana region in general and Karimnagar district in particular is highly discriminatory.

Jyothi Kiran, a practising advocate, who filed the writ petition, said that the State government had received 13,046 crore from NABARD.

Of this, Rs 10,437 crore had been given to the coastal area and 1,677 crore allotted to Rayalaseema. She said that a sum of only Rs. 931 crore had been earmarked for Telangana.

The government filed a counter-affidavit and said that this was not districtwise dispensation and the whole State was a unit. The government averred that sanction and implementation of schemes is a continuous process. The judge admitted the case and posted it for final hearing.


(Courtesy : http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/article1563484.ece)

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