Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday allotted the Municipal Administration and Urban Development (Maud) portfolio to his son K.T. Rama Rao, thereby virtually making him in-charge of administration of both villages and urban bodies in Telangana.Mr Rama Rao had been holding the information technology and panchayat raj portfolios since June 2014. Now, with the Maud ministry, he will be overall in-charge of admi-nistration of rural and urban areas in the state.
A single minister in the state has never held both rural and urban administration portfolios.Mr Rama Rao will have to accomplish the gigantic task of finishing the safe drinking water project ‘Mission Bhagiratha’ as well as several other developmental projects initiated in municipalities and municipal corporations including strategic development plans in Hyderabad City.
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