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Hyderabad, July 15 : Information Technology Minister K Tarakarama Rao on Tuesday clarified that the State Government was not rescheduling the agricultural loans taken by the farmers, but it was waiving them off.

Addressing a meeting organised by the FICCI here, KTR said that the government was taking serious steps to waive off the farms loans. He said that the government was holding consultations with the officials concerned to fulfill its promise. He said that the government would soon come out with a final announcement on the farm loan waiver.

KTR said that the government would introduce reforms to strengthen the functioning of Panchayat Raj system in the State. He said that the government would liberate the gram panchayats from the clutches of administrative and bureaucratic hurdles and the State Cabinet would soon take major decisions in this regard. He said that economy of farmers would be improved through micro-finance and other measures.  INN

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KTR asks opposition to prove loyalty towards Telangana Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:34:21 +0000

Hyderabad, July 13 : Irrigation Minister K Tarakarama Rao on Sunday asked the opposition parties to prove their loyalty towards Telangana State by their actions and not mere words.

Speaking to media persons at Telangana Bhavan here, KTR questioned the stand taken by different parties on the Polavaram issue. He alleged that the BJP’s stand on the issue has been exposed. He ridiculed the BJP’s contention that the Polavaram Ordinance was prepared by the previous UPA Regime. He said that the new government should have implemented new policies and it was not necessary for the BJP to implement a wrong stand taken by the previous regime.

KTR said that Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has been working hard for the cause of Andhra Pradesh while the Telangana BJP leaders have remained silent for their state. He said that the T-BJP leaders need to prove their stand on the issue

Similarly, the Telangana Congress leaders – Ponnala Lakshmaiah, D Srinivas and K Jana Reddy should pressurise AICC President Sonia Gandhi to defeat the Polavaram Bill in the Rajya Sabha. He said despite being the lone representative of TRS in Rajya Sabha, K Keshava Rao would raise the issue in the Upper House.  INN

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KTR unveils e-dreams for Telangana Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:04:56 +0000

Hyderabad, June 25 : IT Minister K Tarakarama Rao on Wednesday announced that Telangana Government would soon launch some innovative projects linking education, health and Panchayat with the Information Technology.

Speaking to media persons in his chambers in the State Secretariat here, KTR said that the technologies which are required for the next 20 years would be introduced in Telangana in the coming five years. Experts’ advise has been sought to introduce e-Education, e-Health and e-Panchayats. He said all Panchayats in the Telangana would be directed connected with the State Secretariat using IT. Similarly, all Primary Health Centres and other health and medical establishments would be connected with the Directorate of Health in Hyderabad.

KTR said that the government would have a detailed discussion with the experts in a meeting to be held on June 27. He informed that heads of nearly 150 IT giants are likely to participate in the proposed meeting. He reiterated that Hyderabad city would be a 100 per cent IT hub. He said efforts were on attract national and global companies for investment in Telangana State.

The minister said that the implementation of Information Technology in different sectors would improve the efficiency of the government. He said fake ration cards, pension beneficiaries and other loopholes could be weeded out through the proper use of IT.

KTR said that the effective use of Information Technology would create a new image of Hyderabad across the globe.    INN

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Telangana Government to double budget allocation for healthcare Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:38:50 +0000

Hyderabad, June 20 : Indo-Global Healthcare Summit & Expo on Innovations and Advances kicked off at Taj Group of Hotels here on Thursday.

Panchayat Raj and Information Technology Minister K Tarakarama Rao inaugurated the three-day meet by lighting the lamp. The meet is jointly organised by Indus Foundation, Government of Telangana, Indian Medical Association, Government of Andhra Pradesh, The Federation of AP Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI) and the Indian Pharmaceutical Association.

Addressing the gathering, KTR, who substituted Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao as he was pre-occupied, said that the priority of the Telangana Government was to ensure a better life and alleviation of disease for the people of Telangana. He said that the government was determined to revamp the public health sector in the Telangana region by ensuring adequate faculty in all the medical colleges. He said efforts were on to get the Medical Council of India renew the recognition of medical college in Nizamabad which was kept on hold due to inadequate faculty.

KTR admitted that except in Hyderabad, there are no better corporate hospitals are available in entire Telangana State. “As you know the development of public health sector is crucial as nearly 85 per cent of the State’s population depends on it. Therefore, our government would ensure sufficient budget allocations are made to government hospitals. Right now it is less than 2 per cent of our budget allocation, which we would like to double. The government is also aware that certain governments allocate more than 10 per cent of the budget. Our government would set a target of at least doubling the present allocation to start with,” he said.

The Minister announced that Super Specialty hospitals on the lines of Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences would be set up in all the districts of the State. The Telangana Government will work in tandem with the Central Government to attain the goal of “Health for all by 2022”, he said.

Giving details of the event, US-based Indus Foundation President SB Anumolu said that the Summit and Expo is a unique event for identifying and sharing successful innovative models of healthcare delivery from around the world. The event is the result of extensive work with healthcare entrepreneurs to understand the needs in healthcare delivery. The event will help professionals, entrepreneurs, industry players, investors and global institutions to collaborate for taking advantage of the latest innovations and advances, he said.

Earlier speaking on the occasion, Dr. Srinubabu Gedela, President of OMICs Group who was recognised as the Scientific Partner of the Indo Global Health Care Summit, said that the conference business world over is worth US $ 300 billion which in rupee value is Rs 1,80,000crore. In India Conference business is worth Rs 6000 crore. OMICS Group organised 100 plus scientific conference around the world every year, he said. Hyderabad is the Capital of Conference because of affordability, reachability. However, if more conferences have to come to the state, the Government must reduce taxes. Many developed countries are doing this. And he appealed to the government to look into the same. So that conferences can bring in more investments into the state, he said. .

Welcoming the gathering, Dr. Arha, Chairman of Indus Foundation and former Union Secretary, said the Summit is organised in the backdrop of Indian healthcare industry growth at a rapid pace and it is expected to grow from a US $ 70 billion now to US $ 145 in 2017 and to US$ 280 billion industry by 2020. It recorded a phenomenal 12 per cent growth in last 4 years.

Speaking on the sidelines of the conference Dr. Kakarla Subba Rao touched up on the innovations and advances in Healthcare. He defined health as not just lack of disease, but Physical, Mental, Moral, Social and Spiritual well being. As per the Vision document 2020, the Government’s responsibility is to change sickness services to health services by providing: Clean air; Potable water; Nutritious food; Hygiene & sanitation and Healthy environment.

Dr. Kakarla Subba Rao suggested few innovations such as: Universal insurance coverage, Optimum utilization of information technology, Production of indigenous drugs, medical devices & equipments, promotion of telemedicine & consultancy, and medical tourism as solutions to the present sad state of affairs in the healthcare sector.

The Family Physician is a fast vanishing tribe. Patients have hopes, expectations and fears. Establishment of faith and transparency between Doctor and Patient are essential. Physician has to develop certain skills both in communication and understanding the problems. Trust is to be maintained between patients and doctors. Ethics and confidentiality with humanistic behavior are a must, he opined.  INN

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KTR proposes Technology Development Bank in Hyderabad Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:13:35 +0000

Hyderabad, June 19 : Telangana Information Technology Minister K Tarakarama Rao on Thursday announced that the State Government would establish a Technology Development Bank.

Speaking to media persons after inaugurating India Gadget Expo-2014 at Hitex here, KTR said that a comprehensive plan is being worked out to further develop Hyderabad on the technology front. He said Hyderabad has the potential to emerge as the hub for electronic manufacturing. He said that the city has both potential and skills and clusters would be formed to achieve the goal. He also stressed the need to promote IT software and hardware industry.

The minister informed that new IT policy, covering both hardware and software, would be announced in the next six months.

KTR admitted that the Telangana State was facing severe energy crisis. However, he said that the government would soon resolve the crisis and Telangana would become a energy surplus State within three years.  INN

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KTR visits Hitachi Consulting at Nanakramguda Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:16:24 +0000

Hyderabad, June 19 : Information Technology Minister KT Rama Rao visited the Hitachi Consulting at Nanakramguda SEZ here on Thursday.

During the visit, the Minister interacted with senior officials of Hitachi Consulting Inc and gave the value proposition of expansion of Hitachi Consulting in Hyderabad. He also addressed all the Software Professionals working in Hitachi.

The State Government had earlier allotted 7.3 acres of land to Hitachi Consulting. The company has over 1900 Software professionals operating out of their Development center in Nanakramguda. Hitachi has expressed positive response to the request made by the Minister for their expansion in Hyderabad. KTR has assured of all required support to Hitachi Consulting during their expansion process in Hyderabad.  INN

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Hyderabad will be a Wifi Zone: KTR Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:12:02 +0000

Hyderabad, June 17 : Telangana IT Minister K Tarakarama Rao on Tuesday announced that Hyderabad city will soon be converted into a Wifi Zone.

During his interaction with officials of Information Technology and Communications (IT&C) Department and other experts in his chambers in the State Secretariat here, KTR said that the Telangana Government proposes to turn the entire city into a Wifi zone. A detailed plan is being worked out and it will be revealed soon. He also sought the suggestions from the officials and the general public to strengthen Hyderabad as the IT hub.

KTR also said that the Telangana Government would promise health tourism at a larger scale. He also stressed on improvement in road connectivity in Telangana State.  INN

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KTR reviews RWS, PR Depts activities Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:27:17 +0000

Hyderabad, June 6 : Telangana Panchayat Raj minister K Tarakarama Rao has conducted a detailed review of the activities of the Rural Water Supply and Panchayat Raj Departments.

The meeting, held on Thursday, was attended by Principal Secretary J Raymond Peter and other senior officials. The officials informed that of the 27,139 habitations in Telangana inhabited by 2.15 crore people, 13,156 habitations do not have adequate drinking water supply. Around 41.20 per cent habitations have been covered so far. Karimnagar district is the least covered under the RWS at 28.26 per cent.

The officials said that around 1847 habitations have fluoride problem and need to be addressed at the earliest. Of 20,000 single village schemes, around 3,500 schemes need to be completed at a cost of Rs 100 crore. The department was asked to identify all such schemes and ensure that such schemes are covered on top priority. Around 200 Comprehensive Protected water supply schemes, which have completed at a cost of around Rs 500 crore, need to be made functional on top priority.

The minister said that the department should take all out steps to identify all such habitations, which have not been covered under any of the PWS schemes. The departments have been asked to come up with a plan to improve the sustainability of the PWS schemes by taking up water harvesting and conversation structures. An integrated comprehensive approach needs to be taken up for the fluoride-affected villages in Nalgonda district, he said.

KTR said that to save power and cost of maintenance, solar power units may be examined and proposals prepared for government to take a policy decision. It has also been decided to expedite the grounding and completion of sanitary latrines 6.45 lakh (BPL), 0.50 lakh (APL), community sanitary complex (176) taken up under the Nirmal Bharat Abhyan Scheme. The computerization of panchayat’s to be expedited and making them a hub for service delivery like the Mee Seva centers, he said.

It has also been decided to constitute a Task force for rural water supply to plan out a strategy for the RWS.  INN

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