Dalit Bandhu scheme: Over 13 lakh SC families to be covered across Telangana

He said at least 100 eligible families in all the 119 Assembly constituencies in the state will receive the benefit in the current year.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  3 Aug 2021 4:27 AM GMT
Dalit Bandhu scheme: Over 13 lakh SC families to be covered across Telangana

Nalgonda: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao announced to cover 13 lakh marginalized families under the Dalit Bandhu scheme across Telangana.

He said at least 100 eligible families in all the 119 Assembly constituencies in the state will receive the benefit in the current year.

From 2022, the assistance to the remaining families will be transferred into their accounts in a phased manner.

The Chief Minister said there are 16 to 17 lakh SC families in the state. He said around 12 lakh to 13 lakh families would be eligible under this scheme. He said they would receive Rs 10 lakh each under the Dalit Bandhu.

He said his government was ready to spend more than Rs 1 lakh crore to ensure the social and economic empowerment of Dalits.

Addressing leaders and locals at Haliya of Nagarjunasagar constituency, KCR said the scheme was aimed to uplift the Dalit community.

In an obvious remark at the Opposition, he said since the announcement of the scheme many are unable to come to terms with it.

The Chief Minister visited the constituency for the first time after winning the by-poll in May. He held a meeting with ministers, officials, MLAs, and party leaders to review the status of implementation of his promises made during the by-poll.

The meeting was organized to thank the people of the Nagarjunasagar constituency for electing TRS candidate Nomula Bhagat.

The Chief Minister announced Rs 150 crore for the development of the constituency. He also allocated Rs 15 crore each for the development of Nandikonda and Halia municipalities.

He said Halia was lagging behind in development. He assured the people that a degree college and a mini stadium would be built in the town.

The Chief Minister promised to give pattas to people who have built houses on lands owned by the irrigation department in Nagarjunasagar. He also promised to regularize their buildings within a month.

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