Published Date: September 4, 2022
Telangana Home Minister Mahmood Ali Asked To Solve These Issues On Southern Zonal Council: A Southern Zonal Council meeting was held in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. Home Minister Mahmood Ali, who attended this meeting, raised many issues. He asked to resolve the partition issues quickly. According to the Bachawat Tribunal Award, they have taken up the Palamuru Rangareddy Lift Irrigation System (LIS) and Nakkalagandi LIS Srisailam Reservoir projects as part of the right share in Krishna River waters. Karnataka need not worry in this regard. They have already submitted the Palamuru Ranga Reddy LIS DPR to the CWC. He said that the preparation of Nakkalagandi LIS DPR is currently in the final stage and will be submitted to CWC as soon as it is completed. Just then, the Chief Minister of Karnataka got together and asked the central government to take this issue to the attention of the central government. However, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has suggested that this issue should be placed before the Apex Council.
Later, Mahmood Ali mentioned the issue of electricity dues. He said that Rs.17,828 crore was due from AP Power Utilities to Telangana Power Utilities.. but the power department issued orders without considering the amount due to Telangana. Also, it was revealed to the council that the issue of division of properties of AP Bhavan and New Delhi will be resolved soon with the mutual consent of both the states. He said that some provisions of the Partition Act were in favor of Telangana and others were in favor of Andhra Pradesh. However, he expressed the opinion that there is no need to amend the law. In this regard, Amit Shah suggested to study the procedure followed during reorganization of other states. At the same time, the Union Home Minister praised the progress made by the Telangana government in the investigation of cases of sexual crimes against women and children. It has been revealed that other states should also be guided in this regard.
Speaking to the media after the meeting, Mahmood Ali said that despite many obstacles, Telangana state has become one of the fastest growing states in the country within a short span of time. If Telangana’s share in the national GDP was 4.1 percent in 2014-15, it has increased to 4.9 percent in 2021-22. He said that Telangana is leading in introducing many innovative development and welfare programs. He said that Telangana’s economy is stable with many programs including providing 24 hours continuous electricity and investment support to farmers. He thanked Amit Shah and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for organizing this meeting.