KTR lays the foundation of a school in memory of his grandmother


Posted: Date Posted – 2:22 PM, Tue – May 10, 22

Kamereddy: Industry Minister KT Rama Rao said that after tackling the electricity crisis, drinking water issues and several irrigation projects during the first term, the government of Telangana was now supporting the Mana Ooru Mana Badi program to improve infrastructure in all public schools in the state.

Under this scheme, the government was spending Rs 7,300 crore to improve the infrastructure of 26,000 public schools across the state.

The minister laid the groundwork for the construction of a school building in memory of his grandmother Venkatamma in Konapur village here on Tuesday. The building is being constructed at a cost of Rs.2.5 crore and the Minister bears the entire cost personally.

“Last time, I participated in the inauguration of a school building, which was built by the industrialist Subhash Reddy in Bibipeta mandal. Drawing inspiration, I am constructing the school building in Konapur, my grandmother’s hometown,” said KT Rama Rao, adding that the building would have 14 classrooms over two floors and be completed in eight to nine months.

Since Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao comes from a farming family, he has given top priority to the agricultural sector. Apart from extending 24-hour power supply, the Telangana government was implementing several social welfare programs like Rythu Bandhu and Rythu Bima, in addition to completing Kaleshwaram, the largest lift irrigation project in the world in the record time of four years,” said the minister.

Addressing the occasion, he said the chief minister’s family had a connection to the Manair project.

My paternal grandparents Raghava Rao and Venkatamma lost their vast lands during the expansion of the Upper Manair project and the Nizam sarkar had paid compensation of Rs.2.5 lakh in the 1940s. Later during the works of the Mid project Manair, my maternal grandmother lost her land in Kudurupaka village in Choppadandi constituency and my grandmother’s sister lost land during the works at lower Manair in Vachanuru, the minister explained.

“My grandparents stayed in Posanpally until 1945 and moved to Chintamadaka, Siddipet. They bought large land in the village and settled there. In 1954 Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was born,” said said Rama Rao.

Unaware of these facts, many political leaders with ulterior motives and for the sake of the headlines, make false allegations. They are using abusive language without regard to the Chief Minister and the sacrifices he has made to reach Telangana, the minister said.

As requested by the villagers, all calls including CC roads, an additional water tank with a capacity of one lakh liter, a 2 km water pipe network, a mini library, the extension of the Dalit project Bandhu and others would be satisfied, assured the minister.

Regarding the farmers’ request for an elevator project at Naramalla stream, which would benefit about eight nearby villages, the minister said the matter would be taken up with the chief minister. Estimates will be prepared by the irrigation department for the execution of the project, he said.

He urged people from all walks of life to lend their support to the Mana Ooru Mana Badi program and make the Vidya yagnam taken over by the Telangana government a great success.

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