Now that Telangana is India’s 29th State and there are two Telugu-speaking States, celebrations are across Hyderabad and nine other districts of Telangana. Check out the 10 major challenges ahead for the new State and subsequently its mother State (Andhra Pradesh) which was cut into two pieces.
1. The first challenge would be the supply of power to farms, Industries, households and to meet the needs of growing industries in and around Hyderabad.
2. Creating employment opportunities to youth and setting up of MNCs remain to be a major challenge. Industrial development should be the top priority for new government.
3. Given that education sector, especially students bore the brunt of Telangana movement as continuous bandhs hit their studies, it’s time for new Governmen to ensure a peaceful atmosphere for students.
4. Water sharing between two states is a big challenge and it need to be sorted out amicably. New Government should providing necessary amounts of water to Irrigation sector in the region.
5. Fluorosis in Nalgonda district throws up a tough challenge to the new government. Eradication of fluorosis is the need of the hour.
6. Tourism in Telangana need to be developed given that there are many historical places, temples, tombs in the region. The Telangana Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC), which started its operations from June 2, 2014, should opt for new ways to develop Tourism and earn revenues for the new State.
7. Carrying forward the brand of “Hyderabad” is a major concern for the new government. Hyderabad, with synonyms Hitech City, Cyber City, is said to be hub for Software development. While Bangalore is giving stiff competition to Hyderabad in this sector, it’s time to take necessary steps to retain the image of brand Hyderabad.
8. Retaining Culture of Telangana and to promote it is also one of the challenges for the new State.
9. Entertainment Sector, Tollywood and TV Industry, which is based out of Hyderabad need to be Nizam is very good market for Telugu films. Right now there is a quandary prevailing among its fraternity. Government should quash the fear factor among them and ensure safe business, revenue for the Industry.
10. Last but not the least, new government should treat all the citizens of India alike. People of Telangana should offer olive branch to their counter part Seemandhra people and should co-exist in a healthy atmosphere. There should not be any room for hostility, hatred among Telugu-speaking people. Borders drawn are just geographical but should not be psychological.