Hyderabad: In a promising development, Chief Secretary Shanti Kumari has pledged her commitment to facilitating the allocation of houses to journalists.
This announcement was made during a meeting between a delegation from the Deccan Journalist Housing Society (DJHS) and the Chief Secretary at the Secretariat last Saturday.
The DJHS delegation, comprising key members such as society president Bolloju Ravi, vice-president M Srinivas, treasurer CH Ayyappa, directors Danda Ramakrishna and D. Kumar, as well as members Srilata and others, engaged in discussions with Chief Secretary Shanti Kumari.
During this interaction, the Chief Secretary expressed her dedication to addressing the housing needs of journalists and vowed to closely monitor the progress of this endeavor.
Chief Secretary Shanti Kumari affirmed that she would champion the cause of journalists if it were to be presented for consideration by the government.
In support of their cause, the DJHS representatives presented her with a memorandum detailing their request for the allocation of residential plots in the vicinity of Hyderabad.
The memorandum underscored the Telangana state government’s commendable efforts in implementing numerous welfare schemes and development programs for the benefit of its citizens, especially those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Furthermore, it lauded the state’s unwavering support for journalists, even during challenging times like the Covid-19 pandemic. The document also highlighted the long-standing aspiration of journalists in Hyderabad to own homes, a dream they believe the government can help materialize.
Previously, Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao had discussed plans to collaborate with press academy leaders and journalist associations to construct residential complexes for journalists in the Rajendranagar Mandal Budvel area of Rangareddy District.
Under the directives of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, housing allocations have already been made for journalists in districts such as Khammam, Rangareddy, and others.
The DJHS now respectfully requests that similar allocations be extended to its members working in Hyderabad at both the district and state levels, given the city’s status as the capital of the state.
This proactive approach by the government has instilled hope in the hearts of journalists, who eagerly anticipate the realization of their dream of owning homes, thanks to the support of the Telangana government. Gratitude is sure to abound if this dream is brought to fruition.