India salutes its newest state, Telangana
AsiaNews) - The only thing missing for the "official" birth of
Telangana, the 29th state of India is a signature. Yesterday,
the Rajya Sabha (Upper House) passed the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill,
the decree states that the division of Andhra Pradesh. With
the ratification of the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee , the region of
Telangana will become a State to all intents and purposes.
The decision of the Rajya Sabha was greeted with joy by many independence supporters, who marched through the streets with banners and posters. However, doubts remain among the same population of Andhra Pradesh. Many fear that the split will only lead to an impoverishment of the two states, instead of representing a stimulus for the development of Telangana .
About 35 million people live in the region of Telangana , that stands on a plateau rich in agricultural resources, but it is also one of the poorest areas of India. It comprises 10 districts of Andhra Pradeshes' 23. The area also includes Hyderabad, the capital, which will be shared capital for 10 years, after which it will remain in Telangana. Thus Andhra Pradesh will have to develop a new one.