It’s been completed 54 years of Andhra rule in Telangana, still continuing the same injustice rule disregard of Telangana development.
For these 54 years, if we look back our history of development -
- Funds and Revenue generated in Telangana region is distributed or transferred to Andhra region development.
- The water resources of Krishna and Godavari completely utilized in Andhra Region, provisions made to utilize more with the plan of - “Jala Yagnam”.
- About 2,00,000 employment opportunities in Telangana region is filled with Andhra region people against GO 610 / Six point formula.
- We have COAL mines in Telangana region, but power generated companies are in Andhra Region.
- There are some projects still in pending and lost hope for completion.
- Agriculture with canal water - 85 out 100 acre are in Andhra Region, agriculture under canal water in Guntur area is greater than complete Telangana region.
Education facilities - Schools, colleges and universities, the amount students been taught and teachers are less as compared to Telangana population and same as the amount of teachers as students also less. Out of 22 universities in AP – the region wise there are two universities in Telangana, one in Hyderabad (open to all regions), Kakatiya University (for Local).
Educational disparities in AP:
Although Telangana accounts for 42% state's population, less than 25 percent of educational institutions from primary to college level are situated in the region. Only 15 percent of aided junior colleges are in Telangana while it has only two medical colleges. As many as six medical colleges are in the other areas. The region is discriminated in the field of technical education also. Only 26 out of the 72 government ITIs, 20 of the 91 polytechnic colleges are in Telangana. The gross injustice to Telangana can be seen from expenditure on education. In this kind of lopsidedness, how can literacy spread? This is no accident; it cannot be especially since it has continued since 1956, and it pervades all type of education - school, college, professional and technical.
Coming to Universities - Out of which 9 universities are state wise - those are
- Acharya N.G. Ranga Agriculture Univ
- Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open
- Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University
- Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences
- Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
- N.T.R. University of Health Sciences
- Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam
- Sri Venkateshwara Institute of Medical Sciences
v Kuppam -
- Dravidian University
None of these are in Telangana region. (If you think Universities in Hyderabad are belongs to Telangana is just height of foolishness)
Working staff in Hyderabad universities from Telangana is only 10%.
There are 4 Universities under "University Grants Commission" and Central Govt -
- Hyderabad Central University
- Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages O U Campus
- Maulana Azad National Urdu University
- Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha
Point to be noted here - HCU is result of Telangana Agitation 1969 + Removal of Mulki Rules + Introducing the Six point formula, to fill the gap in education system.
But there is no fetching to Telangana region, moreover providing more job opportunities our Andhra Candidates. Central university bagged by AP State which is open to ALL over India + Andhra region with scarifies of Telangana Students. This is more a national University in nature, rather than increase facilities for Telangana students. Neither the faculty, nor the students are selected from Telangana region.
You can say - what is the catch? What was the problem with the location/place of the university? In that case,
- Why JNTU is moved from Warangal to Hyderabad?
- Why Open University is planned in Nalagonda later shifted to Hyderabad?
The main idea behind it was to put up the Universities in Hyderabad to be accessible to students all over the Andhra Pradesh. By the same time - WHY
- N.T.R. University of Health Sciences
- Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam
- Sri Venkateshwara Institute of Medical Sciences
- Dravidian University
established in Andhra? Why not these universities were not established in Hyderabad itself?
Under congress government, there are three universities established in AP,
v Telangana University – Dubba, Nizamabad
v Adikavi Nannaya University – Jayakrishnapuram, Rajamundry
v Yogi Vemana University – Vemanapuram, Cuddapah
University in Cuddapah (CM constituency), is not only a University but a JNTU Engineering college also they come up with a medical college and host of Industries, airport. Development is always welcome any where and everywhere. But it will be good if other areas also gets due importance. Unfortunately telangana gets always raw deal in all matters of development. For A.P. telangana geographically, resource wise is needed and not the people of telangana and development for telanganites.
There is an IIT approval for Telangana region; it’s been delayed just because of place conflict, whether to be placed in Basra or Medak? Why it’s been delayed, any development regard to Telangana been delayed?
Two of indias mightly rivers Krishna, Godavari carreing 2/3 of water in the telangan region – The Hyderabad Govt(Nizam) during its regime, had made ambitious blue print to harness these waters and started construction of the damns/projects and other provision to make use of those water.
But with the merger of the andhra in 1956 fate of telangana got sealed for ever..
All the projects which were undertaken are abandoned and kept unfinished, even finished but without appropriate share for telangana. All most 50 years people of telangana have waited silently for the water they believed was there, unaware of their land, water, projects would be taken away bit by bit.
Telangana area under surface irrigation has in fact shrunk by almost 1/2 30 lacs acres to 12 laks acres.. Under Vishalandra rigm, what Telangana has lost is hardly beyond anybody imagination.
In the Krishna water Telangana has got share of 550 TMC out of 900 TMC total. But net utilization of the Krishna water is 100 TMC, the projects on Krishna is under still in construction even since decades. Moreover project which are under taken and said to be construction but the share of the Telangana is definite and keep on the changes the based on the budget constraints.
Nagarjuna Sagar dam originally proposed at ileswaram, 19 km from present site by Nizam, after the merger it moved downstream, leaving most of this region dry. Even further diversion of the water used for power generation, in here telangana has lost share...
Godavari - the Ganges of the south flows in telangana almost 600 miles, Yet Sriram sagar is lone project of this mighty river, even this project grounded 43 years ago, still in its first phase. Of proposed irrigation was a 16 lacs acre but hardly 6 lacs got irrigated.
Iccham palli a lift irrigation project initially proposed by Nizam Govt years ago, but still pending to complete and lost hope of completion. Other pending projects under River Godavari are - Yellampalli, Devadula, Dummugudem, Lendi, Gutpa, Alisagar, pranahita, lower penuganga and most other projects of Godavari and its tributories. Year after year the Government promises to revive and restore the irrigation projects, allocate the budget for the project development but percentage of the share spent on telangana project is less.
Of the three regions of the state, Telangana has the largest area, with 11,48,000 sq km, followed by coastal Andhra with 9,28,000 sq km. The cultivable area is estimated at 64,02,358 hectares in Telangana and 46,33,304 hectares in the Coastal Andhra. But 13,12,795 hectares or 28.33 percent of the cultivable land in the Coastal Andhra is being irrigated under canal irrigation system, whereas 2,66,964 hectares or 4.17 percent of the cultivable land in Telangana is receiving canal waters.
The amount spent in Telangana so far is Rs. 4005 crores while that spent in Coastal Andhra is Rs. 19,693.50 crores, nearly five times higher. In terms of percentage, while Telangana got a mere 15.5 percent, coastal Andhra got 76 percent.
50 years people of Telangana waited for their share and project to be completed, to get irrigate their lands and they unaware of more than 90% share of the godavari water flows to Andhra.
Coming the Job opportunities - from State secretariats to Hi-Court - AP secretariats accommodate the just 10% of the Telangana region, while hi-court about 20%, not single of person of the adv general out of 42% of AP population.
Telangana development suppressed for centuries by Nizams and from the past 50 years denial of education, social, culture expression, Telangana still continues to Starve, Struggle, and Suffer even today.
Surplus state at the time of merger, now the Telangana today present dismoved picture of Poverty, un-employment and hunger. Agriculture is worst hit than before, at least 400 farmers committed suicide in recent past and thousand more have perished since assault on water resources began years ago.
There were some Industries established during the Nizam era - 1873 to 1948, which are inherited to Andhra Pradesh and later closed with Bankruptcy.
- Phirangula Factory,
- Soda Factory,
- Iron Factory,
- Deccan Button Factory,
- Deccan Glass Factory,
- DBR Mills,
- Ajamjah Mill,
- Sirpur Sirsilk,
- Alwyn & metal,
- And 12 Diary forms
Azamjah Mills – which was the biggest of all cloth mills in Asia at that time.
Nizam sugar factory (Nizamabad, Bhodan) was sold to private parties by AP for Govt revenue, which was biggest sugar produced company in Asia that time.
In Ramagundem - Fertilizers factory got closed with reason of not having proper COAL supply, how sad? Nobody believes that scarcity of quality coal under Ramagundem COAL belt. Another reason was stated that, there was no proper electric power supply. Oops, we do supply power from Ramagundem to Andhra region, but we can not supply power from Ramagundem to Ramagundem. After the one month of its closure, a new fertilizer company has started in Nellore, how sad??
Famous figures, public places and statues:
Potti Sriramulu, Tanguri Prakasham, Damodaram Sanjeevayya, Kasu Brahmananda reddy, Jalagam Vengala rao, NTR, Puchalapalli Sundarayya, Raghupathi Venkatarathnam, Tripuraneni Ramaswamy Chowdary.
Above all figures there is no relationship with our Telangana or Hyderabad state.
From Telangana side – Marri Chenna Reddy, Burugu Ramakrishna rao, Yelimineti Madhava Reddy.
Public places - Potti Sriramulu nagar, Sanjeeva Reddy nagar, Vengala rao nagar, NTR maarg, Brahmananda reddy National part, Sundarayya park, Potti Sriramulu univ,Vengala Rao Park, N.G Ranga Agriculture Univ, Potti Sriramulu Telugu Univ, Sudarayya Vignana Kendram, NTR Stadium, Vijaya Bhaskar Stadium, Balayogi Stadium
From Telangana – Marri Chenna reddy Human Resources and training center, Burugu Ramakrishna Rao NIC building.
Means, we do not famous figures?? Vattikota Alawar swamy, Shoyabulla khan, Konda Venkata reddy, Raavi Narayana reddy, Buddam Ellareddy, Kamaladevi, Kommaraju Laxman Rao, Jamalpuram Keshava rao, Bhagya Reddy verma, Pandit Narendra Ji.
On Tank bund, along with Sri Sri, Joshuva - Dasharathi, Kaloji from telangana are missing and along with Alluri Seetharama raju why we are missing Ramji Gond, Turrebaaj Khan, Komaram Bheem statues.
Water resources/Rivers –
The river Musi, once a lifeline for Hyderabad and areas around the State capital for hundreds of years, and now a drainage nala. 1908 Sept there was huge rain hit for two days; whole city was drained, about 30,000 people died.
Mokshagundam Vishveshwarayya – In 1920 has given a plan to build the Osman Sagar project to reserve 5.5 TMC water, after this 1927 - Himayath sagar was built to reserve - 4.1 TMC water, project under taken for water supply and irrigation.
The Present situation of Musi is actually carrying water with Industrial wastage, chemicals, which are directly passing without any purification. This water is not good for irrigation. Historically, it was life line for Hyderabad, after industrialization, Globalization, urbanization lost its identity, now its accommodating all waste particles which are outcome of industries.
A Telangana District Nalgonda affected by excess of fluoride in the drinking water, as they do not have river Krishna water for drinking even though River Krishna flow in this district about 100 kms. Local people have been demanding want a supply of water from River Krishna for 30 years. The estimated cost according to experts is 12 billion rupees, state govt is not turning on this issue.
In 600 villages, about 300,000 people are affected by excess of fluoride in the underground water. 10,000 people are totally crippled. People with paralysing bone diseases, stooped backs, crooked hands and legs, deformed teeth, blindness and other handicaps are common sight in the district.
Misrepresentation and bias in Media:
There is misrepresentation of facts in the Press (Especially Eenadu - Ramoji Rao wants to suppress the movement. He doesn't publish single news of Telangana.).. If Andhra Farmer looses crops once in 2 yrs, Eenadu publishes it as front page feature but at the same if 2000 people(farmers) die in warangal because of lack of water (basic amenity), it publishes it in district news.
One instance I would like to address, A Quit Telangana procession and meeting at Indira Park on 9th Aug 2007, in Hyderabad. It was organized by Telangana Ikya Karyacharana Committee. About 60 Telangana organizations from different sectors participated in the program, Telangana students (From different student organizations like TVS, TVV, TSO, TYV, IT forum and etc), shown their enthusiasm and inspiration. Unfortunately it was not covered in the next day's press. We have understood here that media did this knowingly, not to be communicated to rest of Telangana region.
A small group with four young and educated guys(Vasanth kumar, Ramulu, Narayan Reddy and Govind Reddy) finished “paadha yatra” to Delhi from Zahirabad on Oct 2nd 2007. They are hoping the Pada Yatra would bring the farmers problems, mainly in Tealangana area, to the forefront and get some attention. They spent about four lakhs rupees of their hard earned money for this trip. They almost traveled 1850 Km by foot to reach Delhi.
There were regular columns in Delhi about Vasanth padayathra. But our AP newspapers are busy with Chirutha, Jayasudha etc,. Zaheerabad ryots kept Telangana spirit high. Finally Rajendra sahib assured that if we have few more Vasanth's Telangana is inevitable with in ten days.
There were no political leaders from telangana served as CM for complete five years, Telangana CMs ruled only 6 years in 51 years old of AP, remaining 45 years ruled by either Andhra or Rayalaseema Leaders.
PV Narasimha rao's rule, he faced 'JAI ANDHRA' movement. He could not get chance to do anything for Telangana Development, Chenna reddy second tenure, he stepped down because of Hyderabad's communal violence. In one year short, he could not do anything.