KCR's day out at Dalit-inhabited Vasalamarri: Promises galore, sops rain

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  5 Aug 2021 4:15 AM GMT
KCRs day out at Dalit-inhabited Vasalamarri:  Promises galore, sops rain

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday visited his adopted Vasalamarri village in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district. CM went around the Dalit Colony for three hours. On his arrival, Dalit women applied tilak on his forehead as a mark of respect.

CM visited around 60 houses in Dalit Colony and inquired about their well-being. He promised to provide double bedroom houses to all the homeless. KCR interacted with them and enquired about the Dalit Bandhu scheme, "What do you do if you get Rs ten lakh per family? What will you do if you receive money under Dalit Bandhu?" he asked.

Some told the CM that they would set up a dairy farm, some would buy tractors and some would do business. While touring the Dalit colony, the Chief Minister greeted everyone by name and asked if they were getting pensions on time or not. CM directed District Collector Pamela Satpathy to sanction pensions to eligible individuals. The Chief Minister was shocked to see houses in dilapidated conditions in Dalit Colony. CM interacted with the families and asked them to come up with good ideas to utilize Dalit Bandhu for their benefit. Besides Dalit families, CM also visited other colonies. Chief Minister listened carefully to the problems raised by the poor women and elders and issued orders to the authorities.

Many brought to the attention of the CM that their houses were in a low-lying area and frequently inundated during rains. He assured for the construction of double bedroom houses and asked the collector to ensure that the roads and drainages of the colonies were in accordance with the plan.

The Chief Minister directed the Collector to grant pension to about 20 beedi women workers within two days. When a woman talking about the hardships of the beedi workers, the CM remarked: "I do know the hardships of the beedi as I have studied in a beedi rollers house." When a Dalit family asked the CM for help for their daughter, the CM promised to give him a tractor under the Dalit Bandhu.

The CM went into a house and interacted with the family and enquired whether they are getting pension, 24 power supply, Rythu Bandhu. The CM asked the family members if they were cultivating any crops. CM spoke with elderly people and asked whether they are saving money from pension.

The CM assured to give patta lands to the poor Dalits and others from the government land available in the village. As the adopted village, the CM assured them that he would provide financial assistance to all the families and help their families survive. The CM went around the village colonies on foot for about four kilometers from 12 noon to 3 pm.

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