Nalgonda: BC Welfare Association district coordinator Duduku Lakshminarayana on Sunday urged the State government to extend Rs 2,000 pension to people of Backward Classes above 50 years, who were eking out livelihood from caste based professions.
Speaking at a meeting of the Association here, he said the investment support scheme for farmers and the financial support to 58.02 lakh farmers would boost agriculture sector and also strengthen caste-based professions that were currently not getting much support.
Calling on the State government to come to the rescue of elderly persons who are dependent on caste-based professions, he appealed to the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao to launch a scheme to extend Rs 2,000 pension per month to them.
He also urged the government to provide Rs 4 lakh as loan to the Padmashali community members working on handlooms and powerlooms. BC Welfare Association district publicity secretary and others were also present at the meeting.