Mahabubabad: The State government under the visionary leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was taking several steps to empower the backward Dalits in the State, Minister for Tribal, Women and Child Welfare Satyavathi Rathod said on Thursday. The government, as part of these efforts, recently decided to provide Rs 10 lakh financial assistance to poor Dalits, she said.
Marking the launch of the fourth phase of Pattana Pragathi here, the Minister laid the foundation stone for the construction of an integrated vegetable and meat market being built at an estimated cost of Rs 4.50 crore, and visited the 29th ward to get first hand information on their issues.
Satyavathi said that the government had taken up Rs 50 crore worth developmental works through the MA&UD department in the town which are under progress. “The government has sanctioned a medical and nursing college to the district. On the other hand, the town has been made headquarters of the district. On other hand, we are trying for the planned the growth of the town. As a part of this, some demolitions are taking place. But these demolitions are not aimed at anyone. People should cooperate with the government in the development of the town,” she said, adding that the dalit colonies would be developed on all fronts. “The government will develop the dalits community in a phased manner,” Satyavthi assured.
“The government is constructing 400 2BHKs in the town with an intention to allocate them to the houseless dalits,” she said and promised to sanction houses to those who owned house sites.
MLA Banoth Shankar Naik, Municipal chairman Dr Palwai Rammohan Reddy, District Collector VP Gautham, Additional Collectors Abhilasha Abhinav, Agastya and others accompanied the Minister.
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