The Telangana Joint Action Committee has released it’s agenda for all the political parties and the future government of Telangana ahead of elections. TJAC chairman Professor Kodandaram gave an open call to all parties and public on the occasion to not support any person who worked against Telangana during the Movement. He asked all parties to refrain from giving tickets to those persons. He explained other major points of the agenda released. The agenda has suggestions in the areas of 1) Employee distribution, 2) Administrative changes, 3) Social issues, 4) Employment generation, 5) Urban administration, 6) Industrial policy, 7) Land Administration, 8) Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, 9) Electricity – generation & distribution, 10) Education, 11) Health, 12) City administration, 13) Employees and labor, 14) Environment, and 15) Culture and tourism policy.
The paper begins with the issue of Telangana martyrs. A Martyrs memorial should be built in Hyderabad and all district centers, families of martyrs should get proper respect and help, all police cases should be removed unconditionally, the government should work towards getting all Railway cases withdrawn.
Major demands of the paper are: Division of employees based on local stature, electricity deficit in Telangana should be filled from the central quota, Polavaram submergence should be avoided by taking necessary steps, districts reorganization should happen immediately, Power decentralization should be looked at – giving more responsibilities to Panchayats, Anti corruption laws, Lok Pal should be established, Sachar committee, Ranganath Mishra committee reports should be implemented, Women should be made equal part of all development plans, Privatization should not be encouraged, Proper measure to increase electricity should be taken up immediately, Coach factory in Warangal should be established immediately, Dalit, Adivasi’s should be given 5/10 acres of land to make them self sustaining, Land reforms should be implemented immediately, Assigned, Wakf, Bhoodan lands grabbed should be taken back, SEZ and other sold lands by the government usage should be checked with the option to take them back if not used properly, Pranahita-Chevella should be declared national project, ponds and lakes renewal should be taken up on a grand scale, Agriculture, allied fields should be taken all round care of, Solar power generation should be encouraged, corporate education should be removed entirely, Womens’, Girijan university should be established, Free healthcare should be provided, sanitation, clean water provision should be a priority, Railway network should be spread across, satellite townships should be developed, contract employee system should be removed, pension scheme should be applied to private industry too, mines and minerals should be judiciously used, Telugu University should work towards protecting and strengthening language and culture, a film institute should be established.
The final part of the paper calls the Polavaram project a destructive one, calls for an immediate stop to the plans. A revision of all decisions of Kiran government taken after July 30th is also demanded. Setting up of a special planning commission is also demanded.