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PNS|New Delhi

The Telangana government on Thursday demanded transfer of defence land to the state for undertaking various road projects.

Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar made the demand during a meeting with Defence Secretary A Giridhar.

Kumar discussed “long pending issues relating to defence lands,” an official statement said.

He requested for transfer of defence land to the state government for construction of alternative roads in Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) Centre in lieu of closure of AOC roads.

He also sought permission for the construction of a skywalk at Mehdipatnam, the statement said.

Kumar also met Union Rural Development Secretary Shailesh K Singh and discussed the need for resolving payment-related issues pertaining to Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

The chief secretary said paddy is an important crop of the state and to improve post-harvest management, Telangana is providing a threshing platform for small and marginal farmers. Later Chief Secretary met Union Secretary for Rural Development Shailesh K Singh and discussed steps to resolve NREGS payment issues. Chief Secretary informed the Union Secretary that paddy is the most important crop of the state and to improve post harvest management, Government of Telangana has taken up providing a threshing platform for small and marginal farmers.

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