Karimnagar: Terming Dalit Bandhu as a great scheme in the entire country, Welfare Minister Koppula Eashwar informed that dalits, who used to work as daily wage labourers or vehicle drivers and cleaners, were becoming owners by setting up businesses and purchasing vehicles under Dalit Bandhu scheme. In order to bring change in the lives of […]
Karimnagar: Terming Dalit Bandhu as a great scheme in the entire country, Welfare Minister Koppula Eashwar informed that dalits, who used to work as daily wage labourers or vehicle drivers and cleaners, were becoming owners by setting up businesses and purchasing vehicles under Dalit Bandhu scheme.
In order to bring change in the lives of dalits, the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has introduced Dalit Bandhu scheme, he informed and expressed confidence that dalits would develop economically by utilizing the scheme.
Eashwar along with BC Welfare and Civil Supplies Minister, Gangula Kamalakar, TS Planning Board Vice-Chairman B Vinod Kumar and others distributed Rs 38.07 crore worth assents to dalit bandhu beneficiaries in a programme held in Ambedkar stadium here on Tuesday.
Speaking on the occasion, Eashwar said Chandrashekhar Rao, who thought about the scheme during the time of Telangana agitation, was implementing it after the formation of a separate state. Rs 17,800 crore was allocated for the scheme in yesterday’s state budget. Dalit families have developed confidence on the state government about the programme now. A total of 202 vehicles including 76 harvesters, 12 earthmovers, 15 DCM vans, 10 paddy transplanters, four tippers, three mini buses, two excavators, a car and 79 three and four wheeler goods vehicles were distributed to 393 beneficiaries. Three to four beneficiaries by forming a group have purchased harvesters, earth movers and DCM vans, he informed and added that dalit bandhu was continues process.
Stating that Telangana state has created wonders in the irrigation sector, he informed that state government was extending support to 73 lakh farmers by providing Rythu Bandhu. It was the Telangana government, which was implementing a number of welfare schemes. To provide higher studies to BC, SC, ST students, the government has introduced a number of schemes. Vinod Kumar informed that TRS, which was started with an aim to wage separate Telangana agitation in 2001, has announced it dalit policy in 2002. Stating that Telangana government has laid foundation for the development of dalits, he made it clear that there was no question of stopping welfare schemes despite criticism by opposition parties.
Kamalakar thanked the Chief Minister for providing an opportunity to them (Ministers) to distribute dalit bandhu units to beneficiaries. He hoped that the scheme would fill glory in the lives of dalits, who have been provided Rs 10 lakh worth units without investing a single rupee. He advised beneficiaries to get more profits by utilizing the units in a proper way. Next year, the scheme would be implemented across the state, he informed.
Peddapalli MP B Venkatesh Netha, MLC Padi Koushik Reddy, ZP Chairperson Kanumalla Vijaya, SC Corporation Chairman Banda Srinivas, SC Corporation General Manager Anand and Executive Director Suresh, Deputy Transport Commissioner Chandrashekhar Goud and others participated in the programme.
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