The challenges faced by new states formed in India are immense.The logistical upheavals are enormous, as are the creation of new administrative zones, new posts, new offices. Telangana, India’s youngest and 29th state, is grappling with the same issues. Somehow, though, it is carving a niche for itself after separating from Andhra Pradesh—the state with which it had merged in 1956 during the linguistic reorganization process. Telangana is India’s 12th largest state, both in terms of area and population. Even though less than two years old—it received statehood in June 2014—Telangana has a lot going for it. With a number of reservoirs being built, the state has attracted plenty of agro-based industries. A number of multinationals have secured land, and are setting up production base in the state. Power supply is adequate. Under Mission Kakatiya, nearly 7,000 lakes have been restored, and plans are on to restore another 35,000. That would mean vast water resources being created.
On our cover is Mr A.P. Jithender Reddy, MP from Mahbubnagar, and floor leader of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti in Lok Sabha, who takes us through the new journey undertaken by the state, the challenges ahead, and the road map. It is the TRS that is the ruling political party in Telangana, and all eyes are on its leadership on how well it is able to create a modern, smart and adaptable state that becomes a model in new statehood for times to come.
We had a chance to speak with H.H. Ganivarye Shri Rajendra Vijayji Maharaj in Delhi. He spoke on the various ills that plague Indian society, the need for our political leaders to reflect spiritually on taking India forward, and on solutions that can ease present day malaise and logjams that are to be witnessed all around.
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