"If required, changes will be made in the draft notification based on the suggestions of the public," KCR said.

Draft notification of new districts on Aug 22 says KCR after all-party meetFile photo: Facebook/Telangana CMO
news News Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 07:28

 Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) on Saturday said a draft notification on formation of new districts will be issued on August 22.

KCR, who chaired a state Cabinet meeting at the Secretariat in Hyderabad, told reporters that the draft notification will be issued on August 22 on the proposed new districts and suggestions from public will also be taken, who can submit them at the offices of district collectorate.

The Chief Minister, who had this afternoon convened an all-party meeting on district reorganisation, said all parties welcomed decision on forming new districts and some parties gave suggestions.

"We will provide comprehensive information on the proposed new districts and mandals (in the draft notification)," Rao said adding if required, another all-party meeting will be held before a final notification is issued on formation of new districts.

He reminded that his party the Telangana Rashtra Samithi had promised creation of new districts in its (election) manifesto.

"New districts will come into existence from Dasara. If required changes will be made in the draft notification based on the objections and suggestions of the public," Rao added.

The next session of state Legislature will begin from first week of September, he said.

Telangana government is maintaining cordial relations with its neighbouring states and will very soon sign agreements with Maharashtra on water sharing, said the Chief Minister.

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