Dump Congress leaders in the Bay of Bengal for criticising Dharani portal, says KCR

He also announced ₹10 lakh each for 396 gram panchayats and ₹25 crore each for the Nirmal, Mudhole and Khanapur municipalities.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 04, 2023 | 8:45 PM Updated Jun 04, 2023 | 8:46 PM

KCR Dharani portal

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Sunday, 4 June, launched a blistering attack on the Congress leaders for what he deemed was unnecessary criticism against the Dharani portal, the one-stop destination for agricultural land registrations.

Addressing a public meeting in Nirmal in the Adilabad district after inaugurating the Integrated District Collectorate Complex constructed at a cost of ₹56.2 crore, he said those criticising the Dharani portal must be dumped in the Bay of Bengal.

When he asked the public whether they want the Dharani portal or not, then the public responded with loud applause.

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‘Congress wants to bring back corruption’

“Do the Congress leaders want the same system where Village Revenue Officers (VROs) exploited farmers and overnight the names of the genuine land owners were changed from the crucial land document called ‘pahani’?” Rao asked.

The Congress leaders wanted to bring back the corruption by saying that they would dump the Dharani portal in the Bay of Bengal, he alleged.

After the portal was introduced, landowners were able to complete their agricultural land registrations within 15 minutes without any scope for corruption.

He asked whether the farmers were getting money into their accounts with the help of the portal. He advised the people to think about the benefits of the portal.

Congratulating ministers, elected representatives and teaching staff for making the district top in tenth-class results, Rao said plans had been chalked out for the overall development of Basara temple.

“I will visit the temple soon and lay the foundation stone,” he said. The erstwhile Adilabad district covered with dense forest was now divided into four districts. As against one medical college in erstwhile Adilabad, three medical colleges were now established.

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‘Flats ready to be handed over’

As many as 2,000 2BHK flats were ready to be handed over to beneficiaries, he said.

He also announced ₹10 lakh each for 396-gram panchayats and ₹25 crore each for Nirmal, Mudhole and Khanapur municipalities.

The chief minister also announced ₹20 lakh each for 19 mandals.

He said the BRS MLA G Vittal Reddy brought to his notice as how the farmers from bordering villages in Maharashtra were purchasing land in Adilabad and drawing water to their villages.

He informed the MLA that the farmers could draw water and there was nothing wrong with it.

Referring to the massive development witnessed by the state in the last 10 years, Rao said more was needed to be achieved for the benefit of the state.

He claimed that only the BRS government was giving quality power for free to farmers, in the country.

Telangana stood first in the per capita income when compared to other states in India, he added.

After the Assembly elections in Telangana, food processing units would be established and more employment opportunities would be generated in the district, he said.