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TelanganaDalit Bandhu will usher in Dalit welfare in country: Jagadish Reddy

Dalit Bandhu will usher in Dalit welfare in country: Jagadish Reddy

Published: 27th Oct 2021 5:25 pm

Yadadri-Bhongir: Energy Minister G Jagadish Reddy on Wednesday said the Telangana Dalit Bandhu scheme, which was emerging as a model for the entire country, would ultimately lead to a revolution in the welfare of Dalits in India.

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Distributing two tractors, seven Mahindra trolleys and three-wheeler transport vehicles to beneficiaries of Dalith Bandhu at Vasalamarri village of Thurkapally mandal in the district, Jagadish Reddy said the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was a leader who not only dreamt big about welfare of the people and development of the State, he also strivee to achieve them. “Dalit Bandhu too is a brainchild of the Chief Minister who was determined to implement the scheme,” he said.

Reddy said that the chief Minister would always have full confidence on implementation of any programme and instill the same in the common people by effectively implementing them.

He pointed out that afforestation programme Telangana Ku Haritha Haram (TKHH), which was taken up by the Chief Minister, has shown a way to the world how to improve the forest area and greenery to create a healthy atmosphere in urban and rural areas.

Listing out the welfare schemes of the state government, he pointed out that the Chief Minister stood Telangana State on top in welfare and development in the country.

He also asked the dalits of Vasalamarri to keep up the trust shown by the Chief Minister, who adopted their village. The beneficiaries have the responsibility to make the scheme as their results should change their lives.

Government Whip Gongidi Sunitha said that the beneficiaries should not waste even a single rupee and develop financially themselves by utilizing the benefits of the scheme. He asked the beneficiaries of the scheme to emerge as role models in financial and societal development by utilizing a welfare scheme.

MLC Alimineti Krishna Reddy, Yadadri-Bhongir Zilla Parishad Chairman Alimineti Sandeep Reddy, the district Collector Pamela Satpathy and Village surpanch Anjaneyulu were also present.

Dalit Bandhu brought light into our lives: Beneficiaries

Yadadri-Bhongir: The first 10 beneficiaries of Telangana Dalit Bandhu who started the businesses of their choice under the scheme at Vasalamarri village of Thurkapally mandal in the district are a confident lot of seeing golden days ahead. “Our financial woes would be a thing of the past,” they said in unison.

Speaking to Telangana Today, Channuri Khailash, one of the 10 beneficiaries, said he had been working as a car driver for over six years and the salary he got was not enough to meet the family expenses. “I could not save any money for the family in these six years. Under Dalit Bandhu, I opted for tractor dozer and am now a proud owner of one. I am confident that my income will go up manifold,” a beaming Khailash said.

Gyra Andalu, another beneficiary who chose a tractor-trolley to provide employment to her jobless son, Bhaskar, said he had completed an ITI course and was working on a harvester machine for the last two years. “Owning a tractor-trolley will give him a new life besides improving the income of her family,” she added.

Chennuru Pochamma, who also chose a tractor-trolley, said her husband was working as a driver of a farm owner. “The meager salary of my husband was not enough even for two square meals a day. Dalit Bandhu will bring light into my family that was hitherto struggling to survive,” she added.

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