Talasani flays Naidu For Induction Of YSRC MLAs In His Cabinet

Hyderabad: Telangana Minister for Animal Husbandry & Fisheries Talasani Srinivas Yadav on Sunday criticised Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for offering ministerial posts to four YSRC MLAs, who defected to Telugu Desam.

Reacting strongly on the Cabinet rejig by Naidu at Velagapudi, Yadav ridiculed that Naidu should explain as to why he offered minister posts to the defectors. He flayed Naidu for adopting dual standards on defections which he pretends to oppose.

The minister suggested that words such as honesty, veracity and fire are not suitable for Naidu. It is better for TD chief to abstain from uttering such words as the people know about him and his political career, Yadav said.

Talasani also threw a challenge that he would resign to his post if the four defected MLAs also resign to their posts. The minister took serious exception to Naidu for stating that TD was the most disciplined party whether in power or not. Discipline in TD has gone with its founder and former Chief Minister NT Rama Rao, he charged.

Naidu, who criticised him and CM K Chandrasekhar Rao when he switched loyalties has done the same thing what he opposed earlier, he said. Telugu Desam leaders and activists are not happy with Naidu after the Cabinet rejig while social media is coming out against the TD Chief, he said.

The minister predicted that TD will get poor results in 2019 general elections.

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TRS Members Corner Talasani On Vijaya Dairy

Hyderabad: Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav faced an embarrassing situation in the State Assembly during question hour on Wednesday when a TRS member cornered over the effective functioning of government-run Vijaya Dairy.

Replying to a question in the House, the minister said the government was contemplating to modernise and expand the Vijaya Dairy for which details are being worked out. He said an amount of Rs 13.55 crore was allocated for dairy development in the 2017-18 Budget.

Answering several supplementary questions from the members, especially from TRS benches, Srinivas Yadav blamed the previous undivided Andhra Pradesh government for neglecting the government-run dairy at Lalapet due to some understanding with certain private dairies.

However, after the formation of Telangana State, the government has renamed the dairy as Vijaya Dairy in 2016 and initiated a number of measures for its development, he added.

Stating that the demand for milk in Hyderabad city was to the tune of 22 lakh litres per day, the minister said now the milk supply was being met adequately in tune with the demand. He said though Vijaya Dairy products like milk, butter milk, ice-cream, sweets and so on were being well appreciated all over, the required promotional activity lacked in the past. Now the government is taking up required steps to promote the Vijaya Dairy products in a big way, he added.

Srinivas Yadav said earlier Vijaya Dairy could procure only one lakh litres of milk but now due to incentives being offered by the government to the farmers, the milk procurement has gone up to 4.5 lakh litres. He explained that the government was offering Rs 4 per litre of milk as incentive to the farmers and this has resulted in increasing procurement by Vijaya Dairy. The burden on the government due to the incentives being given to the farmers was to the tune of Rs 72 crore per annum.

The minister also said the government would soon ensure payment to the farmers the moment they supply milk at the village level. Steps are also being taken to provide seed at subsidised rates for growing the required fodder for the cattle. He assured to take the required measures to check adulteration of milk and pointed out that the Health Department would be asked to deal with the issue of adulteration.

TRS member C. Ramesh disputed the claim of the minister that the incentives being given to the farmers has helped increase milk procurement by Vijaya Dairy. He said farmers were availing the incentives and still supplying milk to private dairies.

He wondered why the government was neglecting the development of cooperative milk societies on the lines of Karnataka. He pointed out that milk and other dairy products of private dairies are much in demand unlike Vijaya Dairy and stressed the need for encouraging cooperative dairy farms.

Another TRS member Srinivas Goud asserted that 50 per cent of the milk being supplied is adulterated and wanted required steps to check the same. He also wanted the government to consider supplying buffaloes to farmers on the lines of sheep distribution scheme.

The minister refuted the charge that the incentives being provided to the farmers was being misused and that the increased milk procurement by Vijaya Dairy was not done due to the incentives being given to farmers.

He also sought cooperation of the members in ensuring the Vijaya Dairy gets adequate milk supply by dissuading the farmers from supplying milk to private dairies. (NSS)

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Uplift Of Caste-Based Professionals Need Of The Hour: Talasani

Hyderabad: Stressing the need to strengthen rural economy, Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav has said the TRS government is striving to bring back the glory of caste-based professions for the growth of rural economy.

Participating in a discussion on demands in the Assembly on Monday, Talasani said the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was striving for the uplift of all sections of people in the State and preparing perfect plans for them.

“Everywhere in the State, the people were discussing about the fish and sheep rearing”, he said.  The government was creating awareness among the people on ‘Galikuntu Disease’.

The government would distribute 84 lakh sheep to the beneficiaries soon. The sheep were ready in the neighbouring states, he informed and alleged that the previous governments have neglected the societies leading to the downfall of the caste-based professions.

Talasani made it clear that the State government was giving loans without interference of Central government. There was a need to extend help the caste-based professionals to develop themselves economically.

The minister said the State government was striving to strengthen the rural economy by throwing light on the caste-based professions. Medical services would be extended to domestic animals through mobile hospitals as the government was already extending medical services in 6,281 health centres across the State.

Making it clear that effective services will be offered through mobile hospitals, Talasani said the State government allocated Rs 25 crore to Veterinary Colleges.

He also stated that the BCs were happy with the State government’s decision and informed that insurance facility will be provided to the sheep in case they were purchased from outside the State and wished that the Golla, Kurumas have to develop economically.

Courtesy: NSS

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Talasani outlines plan to develop pisciculture

Hyderabad: Fisheries & Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav said on Wednesday that the Telangana State government has launched a programme for free distribution of fish seeds to fishermen to develop them economically and socially.

Addressing the media at the Secretariat after holding a conference with fishermen’s cooperative societies and officials concerned, the minister said the government was also planning to set up cold storage units and sought proposals from officials to find places for fish markets at several places. He also called upon the fishermen’s cooperatives to work in tandem with the officials to boost blue revolution and see that fish produced is exported. “Our aim is to see that the entire income got through fish sales is given back to the associations avoiding middlemen”, he said, adding that special drives would be conducted at villages and towns to encourage fish cultivation. Three deputy directors were appointed to monitor the fish production in each district as a unit and the drive is first of its kind in the country, he claimed.

-NSS

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Sanitation Workers Warn to Intensify Strike

HYDERABAD: The municipal sanitation workers have made it clear that they would not stop their strike even if the government deployed military forces, till their demands were fulfilled by the state government.

The workers strike has entered into eighth day on Monday. The workers made it clear that they would intensify their strike further and said that they would not bow down to the threatening tactics of the government.

The workers have thrown a challenge to the government saying that they would face the government even if the latter deploys private workers. They said that it was not proper for the government to suppress the striking employees.

The government was resorting to undemocratic actions towards the workers, they alleged, and asked the police and army personnel not to perform the sanitary workers duties as directed by the government. Sanitary workers warned that they would confront with the police and army personnel in case they performed their duties. They urged the government not to use huge weapon on sparrows (Pitchukameeda Brahmastram).

Earlier, the government took the sanitary workers strike seriously. The government felt that the workers were behaving adamantly, even though the government was trying to solve their problems.

The government ordered the striking workers to withdraw their strike keeping the festivals—Ramzan, Pushkaralu and Bonaalu in view. The administration also decided to take up the sanitation works using the services of army and police from tomorrow.  The government was also contemplating to appoint new workers in case the workers failed to withdraw their strike.

On the other hand, the Cinematography Minister Talasani SrinivasYadav has urged the striking employees to withdraw their strike by this evening. He said that the sanitary employees would hear the good news from the chief minister within two to three days. He said that the Chief Minister had announced earlier that he would increase their salaries and suggested to the employees not to behave in an adamant manner and face new problems. (NSS)

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