Nalgonda: The State government is keen on the revival of caste-based profession and has been taking up several measures in this regard, said Most Backward Classes (MBC) Chairman Thaduri Srinivas here on Saturday. He was speaking at a meeting with the members of Washermen Associations at Town Hall in Nalgonda. He said that the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao is working with a mission for development of the caste based professions. He pointed out that the State government has laid special focus on the development of Most Backward Classes.
“No Chief Minister of erstwhile united Andhra Pradesh had taken care of of Most Backward Classes. Earlier governments had done nothing for development of washermen community,” he said. The MBC Corporation Chairman said that the State government has planned schemes to extend modern equipment to the caste based professions with a target to improve their financial conditions. In addition, loans have been extending to the caste-based professional without bank linkage.
Meanwhile, he slammed the Opposition parties for creating hurdles to the development projects taken up by the State government. Nalgonda MP Gutha Sukender Reddy has assured that he would extend Rs 17 lakh for setting up of modern dhobi ghat at Nalgonda from his MPLADS and Rs 5 lakhs for construction of Rajaka Bhavan in the district.
Telangana State Forest Development Corporation Chairman Banda Narender has felt that the measures taken up by the State government for the welfare of caste-based professionals would show results in a short period. The Chief Minister was committed to the welfare of all sections of the people in the State, he added. Placing the demands of Washermen Societies before the meeting, Telangana Rajaka Associations Coordination Committee State convenor Kondur Satyanarayana said that there were 491 washermen societies in Yadadri-Bhongir, Suryapet and Nalgonda district. He urged the government to sanction Rs 30 crore for welfare washermen community in these districts in proportion with their population. In addition to this, a modern dhobi ghat would be setup at the district headquarters of Yadadri-Bhongir, Suryapet and Nalgonda districts at a cost of Rs 30 lakh each. He has also appealed to the State government to extend Rs 50 lakh financial assistant for construction of Rajaka Bhavan at Nalgonda.