Nizamabad: Caste-based professions are playing a key role in rural development, what with Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao giving special emphasis to various traditions to strengthen rural economy and issuing sheep to shepherds, releasing fish seedlings in tanks and supporting other caste-based traditions, said Nizamabad MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha.
MP Kavitha, Bodhan MLA Mohammed Shakeel Amer, Bodhan municipal chairman Yellan and DCCB chairman Gagadhar Patwari distributed sheep to shepherds at Bodhan village.
Kavitha said that the Chief Minister is keen on developing the condition of shepherds and introduce sheep’s distribution programme, and exhorted the shepherd communities to be a member of the shepherd’s society and utilise the scheme for their economic growth.
The MP said that the State government has arranged mobile dispensaries for the sheep to maintain their health, provide free fish seedlings to fishermen, apart from providing loans to goldsmiths, blacksmiths, toddy tappers, barbers and other communities through their federations. Kavitha further vowed to release MP funds to the Golla and Kurma communities to establish a community hall for them at Bodhan.
She also laid the foundation stone for integrated office complex for various government departments in the premises of the MPDO office.