Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan today exchanged views on a variety of issues including welfare schemes and ease of doing business.

In a meeting held here between the two, Rao raised with Pinarayi the demand for allocation of land for
construction of a guest house for pilgrims from Telangana visiting Sabarimala in Kerala.

"Both the state governments have already signed a draft MoU in this regard which is pending with the Travancore Devasthanam Board," Rao is quoted as telling Pinarayi as per an official release.

Rao requested Pinarayi to expedite the matter and allocate land for the proposed guest house. He informed Pinarayi that lakhs of devotees from Telangana regularly go on a pilgrimage to Sabarimala.
Pinarayi praised Telangana for being a number one state in country in the ease of doing business.

The Kerala CM evinced a keen interest in the Land reforms and maintenance of land records in Telangana. Telangana IT Minister K T Rama Rao, who was among the ministers present in the meeting, informed the Kerala CM that Goa had already singed an MoU with Telangana on exchange of IT knowledge and Kerala can also sign a similar MoU with Telangana.

Pinarayi talked about the Panchayat Raj Institutions and their functioning and said Kerala is the best when it comes to PR institutions. Earlier, Rao hosted lunch for the visiting CM at his residence Pragati Bhavan here.  

(PTI)