KCR promises to set up food processing units across state in next term
MANAKONDUR: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday promised that the BRS government would set up food processing units in the state if the party is voted to power following the upcoming assembly elections. Noting that the state was producing huge quantities of paddy, he said food processing industries would be established wherever required with the potential to create jobs for local youth. Addressing a poll rally, Rao also announced that the “fitness certificate” system required for autorickshaw drivers would be abolished. The BRS chief accused the Congress party of merging Telangana with Andhra Pradesh (in 1950s) against the people’s will. Decrying the Congress’ promise of bringing back Indira Gandhi’s reign, he reiterated the former PM’s tenure was fraught with starvation deaths, naxal movements and encounters.