Hyderabad: Telangana government was committed to uplifting the backward communities by modernising their caste-based professions and Rs 201 crore would be sanctioned to facilitate 7,932 beneficiaries and 11 federations in the State, Backward Classes Welfare Minister Jogu Ramanna told the Assembly on Wednesday.
Replying to a question by BJP floor leader K Laxman, R Krishnaiah (TDP) and V Srinivas Goud (TRS), the Minister said the government raised the loan limit from present Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh for each federation.
Ramanna mentioned that the subsidy percentage for the caste-based professions was also increased during the TRS rule from 50 per cent to 70 per cent for setting up professional outlets.
He said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was fully committed for the development of BC community and constituted a sub-committee on BC welfare. Based on the sub-committee report, more welfare measures would be announced in the State. “As a part of financial support to the BC community, fish seedling programme was launched with Rs 40 crore in the State,” Ramanna said.
BJP floor leader K Laxman demanded more loans for the BCs as they constituted 52 per cent of population in the State and R Krishnaiah requested for sanction of individual loans for setting up dry clean, jewellery, saloon and footwear shops.