KCR launches Dalit Bandhu in Huzurabad; announces Rs. 25,000 cr protection fund

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Monday launched the government's flagship Dalit Bandhu scheme, aimed at empowering Dalits in the state, at Salapalli village in Huzurabad Assembly constituency, Karimnagar district.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  16 Aug 2021 2:11 PM GMT
KCR launches Dalit Bandhu in Huzurabad; announces Rs. 25,000 cr protection fund

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Monday launched the government's flagship Dalit Bandhu scheme, aimed at empowering Dalits in the state, at Salapalli village in Huzurabad Assembly constituency, Karimnagar district.

It is pertinent to note that Huzurabad will hold a by-election soon following the resignation of former health minister Etela Rajender. He quit the TRS and has joined the BJP.

Under the scheme, Rs. 10 lakh each will be given without bank guarantee to Schedule Caste beneficiaries to encourage entrepreneurship among them. Addressing a well-attended public meeting after launching the scheme, KCR said that initially poor Dalit families would be covered under the scheme. Families of SC government employees can also avail of the scheme, he added.

Stating that there were 17 lakh SC families in the state, KCR said the money under the Dalit Bandhu scheme which would function on the lines of the Rythu Bandhu scheme would be given with 100 per cent subsidy.

The Chief Minister said another Rs. 2,000 crore would be released for Dalit Bandhu in 15 days and a Rs. 25,000 crore-protection fund would be created to help families of selected beneficiaries facing hardships.

The CM said that Dalit Bandhu would become a unique worldwide movement in course of time and added that it will be implemented in all the 119 Assembly constituencies in the state.

After the public meeting, KCR handed over letters sanctioning Rs. 10 lakh each under the scheme to select beneficiaries. Ministers, legislators, top officials, and a large number of women attended the programme.

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