Crime Bureau, Tolivelugu:
‘Mana Uru-Mana Badi’, which means teaching our students in our schools, offering them better facilities with the help of high technology. This is the purpose of the scheme undertaken by KCR. For this, huge sums were taken as donations from the rich people abroad. They collected Rs 10 lakhs as donations from some people in exchange for etching their names outside the classroom, and Rs 25 lakhs to name the schools after the, (whoever donates the sum). The project is expected to be completed in 3 years at a cost of Rs 7,289 crore. In the first phase, 35 percent of the schools were selected. That is 9,123 schools were taken.
These schools were provided with facilities such as toilets, extra classrooms, repairs to existing ones, sufficient teaching staff, furniture for children, digital labs, and a library. However, plans are afoot to raise money from various schemes to outsource non-profit work to local contractors. They are also willing to take loans from NABARD. If all this work was given to small and medium industries, employment would improve. Many small and medium enterprises would have found opportunities for work.
However, in the end, the tenders were conducted in such a way that only people like Megha Krishnareddy would be able to participate. The Small Industries Association told Minister Sabita Indrareddy about their plight asking for help. They urged the government to not take decisions that would only benefit the contractors from Andhra.
How much did Megha exploit in this?
The government has said it will spend a total of Rs 7,289 crore with GO 4. Orders were issued to use all funds in various forms. But now Megha is plotting to exploit only beyond that level. They tweaked the rules of tenders in such a way that only they’d get the tenders. With this, it seems that they will have a chance to make Rs 300 crores in a single step. They will have complete power over the manufacturing of inventory required, which leads to the possibilities of endless exploitation. With the monopoly in this project, scholars claim that there is a high chance of getting the work done at a low cost by using cheap raw materials.
Mission Bhagiratha looting continues!
KCR earlier announced that he will not come to ask for votes if he fails to provide drinking water to every house in the state. To fulfill this promise, KCR has undertaken the Mission Bhagiratha project with Rs 43,000 crore. However, there are allegations that it was a massive scam.
From the manufacture of the pipes to the roads dug to lay them, and then to the construction of the tanks, they were all given to a single contractor. It is openly discussed that the black money was turned into white by sub-contracting to those who favored them and making quotes as per convenience. There are allegations that an unaccountable amount is preserved abroad. That is why there are concerns that ‘Mana Ooru- Mana Badi’, which is worth thousands of crores again, could be a gateway to another scam in the name of education.