There is overwhelming response pouring from Telangana NRIs living in Gulf countries to TS budget 2018-19 presented on Thursday. In the highest-ever allocation, Finance Minister Etela Rajender on Thursday announced a capital expenditure of Rs 100 crore for NRI cell for the year 2018-19. This is not only highest ever increase in Telangana State but also entire country, including highest allocation for erstwhile ministry of overseas affairs of Government of India. The State of Kerala, led by CPM government has allocated Rs 80 crore in their State budget recently which was considered highest ever allocation for NRI welfare by any government, till recently. However, with the allocation of Rs 100 crore, TRS government led by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has surpassed that record. “Welcoming the allocation, Telangana Jagruti Gulf chapter president, Ch Hariprasad said government should focus upon rehabilitation of returning skilled workers from gulf region. Several Telanagana NRI organisations in the region expressed their gratitude towards NRI Affairs Minister KT Rama Rao for pursuing such high amount for welfare of NRIs. Some MLAs of TRS formally communicated to their friends in Gulf about the highest ever allocation of funds for NRI cell in the budget on Wedensday evening itself, said sources.