Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed officials concerned to prepare a comprehensive plan for developing infrastructure at the Singareni Mining areas. He wanted infrastructure including laying of roads should be done with the District Mineral Fund Trust (DMFT) accrued from the coal mining and other funds.
The CM held a review meeting attended by large number of local leaders, officials, and stakeholders here on Tuesday at Pragati Bhavan on development works in Singareni areas. Speaking on the occasion, CM said precious natural resources are mined through Singareni mines, which will be of great help to the country. “At the same time the places where the mines are situated are being destroyed. Roads are damaged and people are suffering a lot with the dust pollution. Roads have been severely damaged not only at the mining areas but also roads used for transporting the coal. Hence it is necessary to create better road network and proper infrastructure facilities at these places. The villages where the Singareni Mines are located are interior villages in the agency areas. The infrastructure facilities are scanty there. Adding to this inconvenience is caused due to the transportation of coal from the mines. Hence focus more on these regions. In order to have speedy development, we have created Kothagudem, Bhupalpally, Asifabad, Peddapalli, and Mancherial as the new districts, he said.
He further said development works should take place in the district headquarters. Create infrastructure facilities. Rs 1500 Crore are available under the DMFT funds from Singareni. Besides this funds are available under Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected area funds, NREGA, Irrigation funds, State Finance Corporation and these funds should be integrated and prepare comprehensive development plans. Find out which area needs what and take up works accordingly. Collectors and MLAs should decide on the development works and release funds. Collectors should monitor the works taken up with these funds,” the CM said.
The CM wanted all the promises made during the Singareni elections and the promises made in the recent visit should be fulfilled forthwith. SCCL CMD Sridhar said that already orders issued cent percent on the 17 promises made by the CM and all are being implemented.
CM congratulates CMD and workers
The CM hailed the Singareni for registering 6.2 percent growth rate and producing a record 646 Lakh tonnes of coal in 2017-18. The CM also expressed happiness over Singareni Thermal Power Plant achieving 91.1 percent PLF. He said as was predicted during the Telangana statehood movement, Singareni is playing a key role in the new State.