Hyderabad, July 23: A Central gazette, dated July 20, was issued on Friday notifying that 9 districts, except Hyderabad, are backward areas. The districts include Adilabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Medak, Mahbubnagar, Ranga Reddy, Nalgonda and Khammam.
Incidentally, last year too, these districts were named as backward areas and were granted Rs 50 crore each, totalling Rs 450 crores.
With this year's extension, each of the districts would be entitled to another 450 crore. The Telangana government had sought Rs 100 crore to each of these districts, totalling 900 crore. The notification was issued by the ministry of finance under Sections 32 and 32AD of the Income-Tax Act, 1961.