A source in the Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry said Telangana, including Hyderabad, provides nearly 60 per cent of the revenues of the state. “But without Hyderabad, the rest of Telangana accounts for around 22 per cent,” said a bureaucrat.actually, i think all three regions would require the crown jewel of hyderabad for their survival. even if andhra and rayalaseema stay together or form two new states. why? because the revenue surpluses from hyderabad are financing part of the development plans of those two regions too and if the tap is switched off, they'd face serious financial challenges.
the separatists would object to sharing of any kind, of course. the problem is that many of them think like kcr:
A: See, why should Telangana suffer? And Hyderabad city? We had an airport even in the early days. Even the railway stations in Hyderabad today were constructed by the Nizam - as were the hospitals and educational institutions like Osmania University. Andhra people say we have invested in Hyderabad, and we are the reason behind its growth. I say Hyderabad has been India's 5th largest city for 50 years now; it has never come to the rank of number 2 or 3. So, if anyone believes demographic expansion of a city is growth, it is foolishness.in economic terms, hyderabad could as well have slipped, to sixth or eighth position (because i guess even ranchi and rajahmundry had airports and railway stations). like kolkata. but unlike kolkata, there could have been no flight of capital from hyderabad, because there was not much industrial capital in the city to begin with.
so, staying in the same place is also progress. and mere public buildings like an airport, railway stations, hospitals etc couldn't have generated enough revenues to even pay for the city's upkeep. people like kcr might like to reduce the most complex things to simple, folksy sound bytes, but if the invaders from andhra and rayalaseema did not build the city's economy, and revenue generating capacity, who did?
thanks to the efforts of the separatists and others, the cii partnership summit, to be held this week, has moved from hyderabad to chennai, because telangana doesn't need that kind of development...er..demographic expansion. which is kind of ironic since it's the separation of andhra from the madras state which slowed down the flow of capital and enterprise from middle class homes in coastal andhra and rayalaseema to chennai, over the last few decades.