Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has announced that the State will provide old-age pension to people aged above 57 years from August 2021, an assurance he had given during the 2018 elections. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) had promised to reduce the eligibility age limit in the 2018 Assembly elections. After it retained power, the state cabinet in July 2019 approved the proposal. The monthly pension for various categories of beneficiaries was also increased from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,016 as per the election promise.
KCR, as the Chief Minister is popularly known, also announced on Sunday that the government plans to launch a life insurance scheme for the weavers providing insurance coverage of Rs 5 lakh in case of accidental death. Addressing the local body representatives after inaugurating the Integrated District Collectorate Complex at Sircilla on Sunday, Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao made it clear that none can stop the journey that he embarked on to develop Telangana State and set it as an example for others.
He remembered that many people expressed doubts whether people of Telangana could achieve anything, but it had proved that anything can be achieve if there is integrity, purity of purpose and speech to achieve one’s goals.
During his tour of Rajanna Sircilla district, the Chief Minister inaugurated several projects, including an Institute of Driving, Training and Research (IDTR), the double bedroom dignity housing project at Mandepalli village in Sircilla constituency, the government nursing college at Sircilla, a modern agriculture market yard at Sardapur village on the outskirts of Sircilla, and the Integrated District Collectorate Complex.
Talking of various development schemes and the progress the State has made in the irrigation sector, including harnessing Godavari water with the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project, he called upon officials to judiciously utilise water. He said that proposals were being prepared for development of Sri Rajarajeshwara Swamy temple at Vemulawada.