Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Why a separate Telangana? Aren’t you happy being part of Andhra Pradesh?

  • History: In 1947, India got Independence. In 1948, Indian Army ousted Nizam of Hyderabad to include Hyderabad and its regions into India. In 1953, Andhra was formed (from Madras State) as a state under Reorganization of States based on linguistic lines. In 1956, Telangana was merged with Andhra though there was a demand for a separate state of Telangana. In 1956, there were protests in Hyderabad for Telangana which was quelled by police killing some of the protestors. Ther reasons for separate Telangana are plenty. I outline some of them here:
  • Telangana is less developed compared to Andhra.
  • Rivers like Krishna and Godavari flow through Telangana, but the water from the dams are sent to Andhra and telangana people have no rights to use that water.

  • Because of less literacy and backwardness of Telangana people, most of the new jobs, postings in government and education are given to people from Andhra.

  • Except for common language, the people of Andhra and Telangana have different dialects, histories, cultural systems, different food habits

  • Telangana is allocated only 25% of budget which constitutes 42% of AP population.

  • Dr. B.R Ambedkar has proposed that there most be one CM(governing body) for every 3 crore population but todays AP population is 12 crore . USA which of 1/4th of india population is having 50 states why do we have 28 states only? Ambedkar has already proposed that india should have 50 states by 100 years of independence.If there are less population in a state administration becomes easy.Surveys says there are nearly 400 villages in AP which has no power supply ,in that 300 are in telangana region.
Will Telanagana develop if it is seperated?
Yes! Uttaranchal has introduced many sops for new industries because of which many industries are being set up in that state. Chattisgarh has opened up its university to many people from India and is now for the first time introducing electricity to the interior regions. Jharkand which supplied Bihar with most of the raw materials now has its own industry and income.