Hyderabad: In one of the biggest financial boosts for the Dalit community of Vasalamarri village that was adopted by Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, the government on Thursday sanctioned Rs. 10 lakhs each to 76 families. This comes a day after KCR visited the village.
The KCR-led government called it 'Dalit Bandhu program' and sanctioned Rs. 7.6 crores. An official order stated that the vice-chairman and managing director of Telangana Scheduled Castes Cooperative Development Corporation Limited, Hyderabad, has been permitted to release Rs. 7.60 crores from available funds to the Yadadri Bhongir district collector for the implementation of Telangana Dalit Bandhu programme. The scheme will benefit around 76 Dalit households in the Vasalamarri gram panchayat of Alair Assembly constituency in Yadadri Bhongir, it further said.
KCR visited Vasalamarri village on Wednesday where he went around the Dalit Colony for three hours. He visited around 60 houses and inquired about their well-being. He promised to provide double bedroom houses to all the homeless. He also inquired about the Dalit Bandhu scheme. "What do you do if you get Rs. 10 lakh per family? What will you do if you receive money under Dalit Bandhu?" he asked them.
Some told the CM that they would set up a dairy farm, some would buy tractors and some would do business. Besides Dalit families, the CM also visited other colonies. He listened to the problems raised by the poor women and elders and issued orders to the authorities.