PTF is delighted to inform you that Palampur-
Rangareddy Lift Irrigation Project foundation
laid by our Great Chief minister and the Leader
of "Humanity"(KCR), it was a dream project for
Progressive Telangana Foundation Founder
Chairman, our beloved M.P Chevella, Sri Konda
Community (DTC), honouring with a memento to Sri
Vandhemathram Srinivas through Sri Routhu
Kanakaiah at Detroit on Telangana Formation Day.
Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) floated the
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in 2001, the
political circuit scoffed at him. Detractors
made light of his 'Mission Telangana' and were
almost certain that his dream project would fall
On June 2, 2014, KCR
has don the mantle of the first Chief Minister
of Telangana, the 29th state of India.
So finally, it was the KCR's oratory skills and
emotionally-charged election rallies that won
him the landslide victory in Assembly and Lok
Sabha on May 16, 2014. He
has not only convincingly won from the Gajwel
Assembly constituency in Medak district, by a
margin of 19,391 votes over his TDP rival Pratap
Reddy, but has won handsomely
Lok Sabha seat by a great margin of 3,97,029
votes. Clearly and Finally, KCR has managed to
silence all who doubted him and his objective -
of separate Statehood for Telangana.
KCR started his
political career in the 1983 Assembly elections.
He stunned observers by securing
votes against Congress
Madan Mohan. He fought as an independent from
1985, KCR return as a TDP nominee and, this
time, sent Congress' T Mahender Reddy packing
1989 when KCR trounced his own guru Madan Mohan
who had to be content with 39,329 votes, as
opposed to his disciple's magnificent 53,145.
KCR had arrived in style. Over the next three
by-polls - in 1994, 1999 and 2001 -the winning
The TRS party took
birth when KCR quit the deputy
speaker's post in April 2001 for being denied a
cabinet berth by TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu,
post the 1999 elections.
mantra: upholding the Telangana pride.
In the 2004 elections, he contested from
the Karimnagar Lok Sabha seat and also Siddipet
Assembly constituency and won both on TRS Ticket
. He silenced all, again.
However, winning is
not all for KCR. The first responsibility would
be to take care of the Administration, Power and
Irrigation issues concerning Telangana
with that of the
families of those who laid down their lives for
the cause of Telangana. We will also look into
the police cases filed against those who
participated in the movement, He knows, he has a
role cut out for him as Chief Minister and KCR
has enough confidence that he can take Telangana forward.
gives us immense pleasure to share our
happiness with everyone at large and most
particularly Progressive Telangana Foundation
family -- as its a great feeling of pride to be
present in this generation to witness the
formation of our Telangana State after 60 years
of struggle by our elders. PTF’S salutations to
all the martyrs who have laid down their lives
for this noble cause. Unfortunately, they are
not here anymore to see this Great Event being
unfolded. Thanks to them, history is being
re-written and justice is being delivered.
they say "Justice Delayed is Justice denied", we
at PTF would like to set it aside for some time
and look forward to a positive future for our
new state. We are sure our forefathers have felt
the same way when they witnessed the
independence of our country in the year 1947
from the British. Right from the beginning, we
have come together to start Progressive
Telangana Foundation (PTF) as an apolitical, not
for profit organization.
Our Vision Being : TO MAKE
TELANGANA THE MOST PROGRESSIVE STATE AND TO PUT
THE SMILE BACK ON THE PEOPLE OF TELANGANA.
KV Ranga Reddy
Memorial Mushaira , sponsored by JKMR and PTF,
was held on 26 Oct. 2011 at 6.00PM in Lalitha
Kala Thornam, Public Gardens, Hyderabad. The
Musharia was well attended by around 8000
received requests from youth of several villages
for providing Telangana Signboards for their
villages ( Eg. Annasagar, Dharma
sagar , etc. Ranga Reddy Dist., Telangana.)
coordinated and helped the local Villagers
sign boards in their
respective villages ( 15 villages in
number) till date in Ranga Reddy District.
We are co-ordinating a program to put Telangana
Sign/name boards for all the villages who send
in requests. It will send a strong message
leaders on what the people want AND it will
increase the resolve of the Telangana people and
sustain the movement at a grass root level.
Your village youth may need your support and
encouragement. PTF is sponsoring 300
villages with our limited budgets. If you
are interested in sponsoring your village, the
cost of each board is approx.
Rs. 1150 ($26). Details are,the
Board is made of steel and much better than the
Village Name Boards our Govt. Puts in Telangana.
The board of made of steel (19Kgs approx.
Costing Rs 855)+ Paint, painting , concrete for
foundation costs Rs 300 +.
Excluding transport which is sometimes borne by
the village youth.
have one more option --- If you want to fund
that particular village youth, add another Rs
Payments with names of villages may be sent to
HORDING at Liberty Road -- PTF unveiled an Hording on the
Liberty X Road, in the heart of Hyderabad City ,
on 2 Dec 2010, Reminding all, that Hyderabad,
"The Heart of Telangana", not only belongs to
Telangana , but ALL INDIANS ,who have made this
city their HOME, from last 450 years..
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BRAKING NEWS: TRS/BJP WINS
ALL 12 SEATS with huge margins, in spite of every
possible known and unknown efforts by other main
How Maharadhtra reaps Babli benefits
arises from the fact that S.B. Chavan and Jalagam Vengal
Rao reached an agreement in October 1975 which was later
made part of the Godavari Water Disputes Tribunal (GWDT)
Award. As per the terms of the pact Maharashtra could
utilise 60 tmcft (thousand million cubic feet) of
Godavari water while Andhra Pradesh could go ahead with
building the Sriram Sagar Project (SRSP) and utilise all
the balance water. Andhra pradesh's contention is that
Maharashtra has used up its quota in course of time by
building four projects. Yet, in an action without
precedent, Maharashtra began construction of the Babli
project on the foreshores of SRSP and 13 other small
projects upstream. Eighteen lakh acres under the SRSP
ayacut in the Telangana region will become barren if
Maharashtra is allowed to have its way.
HYDERABAD: Babli project across the Godavari in Maharashtra is
going to be unique. It will have two reservoirs, one
upstream the structure like any other project, and
another comprising the backwaters of Sriramsagar project
(SRSP) on the other side of the dam, engineers from the
In reverse direction
When the Babli reservoir lacks sufficient storage, especially
during the lean season, water from SRSP lapping at the
barrage will try to escape towards the other side. The
Godavari will thus flow in a reverse direction if proper
safeguards are not provided at Babli.
If the analysis by experts in the inter-State river wing of the
State Government is any indication, Maharashtra will
still have "double benefit" even without the reverse
flow by the Godavari. It can lift water from either of
the two reservoirs or both at a time by installing
When SRSP is full (91 tmcft at full level) during floods,
Maharashtra will have access to at least 65 tmcft. In
such a case, the utilisation of water from Babli, whose
storage is only 2.7 tmcft, will go up manifold. The
ayacut served by Babli will be lakhs of acres and not
merely 20,000 acres as projected.
Not much inflows
Both Babli and SRSP are located in a region where Godavari does not
get much inflows. Tributaries like Pranahita, Indravathi
and Sabari which bring in heavy inflows, join the river
only below the SRSP.
Whatever small inflows that come from the upper regions of the
Godavari will be absorbed by Jayakwadi project (200 km
above Babli) and 10 other barrages under construction by
Maharashtra between Jayakwadi and Babli.
Maharashtra, under the circumstances, may be tempted to look to
SRSP, these experts feel.
The storage capacity of SRSP has already dwindled from 112 tmcft to
91tmcft due to siltation as the river dumps massive
quantities of black cotton soil into the reservoir.
dialogue between two states based on facts and trust.
This may sound commonplace but that should be the basic
Pradesh should clearly articulate what specific measures
are required to stop “illegal” pumping by Babli barrage
and who should be ensuring that violations do not take
will gain much by being transparent about its intentions
on constructing the barrage. If the purpose is only for
drinking water, Andhra Pradesh in general and Telangana
region in particular will not object.
civil society initiative from both the states to mediate
a solution could be another effective option.
Setting up of a permanent mechanism to solve such future
conflicts over Godavari basin.
more details and RSVP on Progressive Telangana
Andhra 2.4 Tms of water released from kineerasani to
davaleshwaram for 3rd crop, where as in khammam the
drinking water is supplying weekly once " This
is United Andhra Pradesh " at the cost of TELANGANA.
Committee visits Hyderabad
Rajesh Sharma IAS is the
Nodal officer for Sri Krishna Committee In Hyderabad.
TRS announcement the
withdrawal of Boycott of Sri Krishna committee.
Botsa For Telangana gets
support from colleague's.
KCR welcomes Botsa
Want to contact the Justice Srikrishna
Committee examining the request for Telangana? The
Committee is now seeking the opinions of political
parties, organizations, individuals & groups on the
vexed issue, and its contact details, including email,
telephone numbers and address have been given out as
below. You can do the following to reach them:
1. Write to
2. Send snail mail to the following address:
Room No. 248
Vignan Bhavan Annexe
Maulana Azad Road
3. Call at the following numbers:
Your communication must reach the committee within 30
days (so make sure it reaches them before March 20).
is an alternate email one can try.