ECI defers `Dalit Bandhu Scheme' in poll-bound Huzurabad constituency

Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday directed the Telangana government to defer implementation of the Dalit Bandhu Scheme in all its forms in the poll-bound Huzurabad assembly constituency.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  19 Oct 2021 2:38 AM GMT
ECI defers `Dalit Bandhu Scheme in poll-bound Huzurabad constituency

Hyderabad: Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday directed the Telangana government to defer implementation of the Dalit Bandhu Scheme in all its forms in the poll-bound Huzurabad assembly constituency.

Huzurabad by­poll is scheduled to be held on October 30. The scheme should be deferred till completion of the by-election, the ECI said in a letter to the CEO

"The Commission discussed 'Dalit Bandhu Scheme' in poll-bound Huzurabad Assembly Constituency. The direct benefit transfer covering shall be deferred in the Huzurabad assembly constituency in all its forms until the completion of the by-election," said Avinash Kumar, Secretary, ECI.

Many opposition political parties had asked ECI to order deferment Dalit Bandhu Scheme in Huzurabad. On August 16, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao launched the scheme aimed at empowering Dalits in the state. The scheme was launched at Salapalli village in the Huzurabad Assembly constituency of Karimnagar district.

The scheme offers Rs 10 lakh to each Dalit family to help them to become financially reliant.

Meanwhile, the government on Monday released Rs 250 crore for the implementation of the scheme in four Mandals.

According to the order, Rs 100 crore had been allocated to Chintakani Mandal in Madhira constituency of Khammam district, and Rs 50 crore each to Tirumalagiri Mandal in Thungathurthy constituency of Suryapet district, Charakonda Mandal in Achampet constituency of Nagarkurnool district, and Nizamsagar Mandal in Jukkal constituency of Kamareddy district.

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