Somesh Kumar Meets Senior Officials From UP

Speed Up Dalit Bandhu With MLAs: Somesh Kumar

Hyderabad, Jan.22 (Hydnow): State Government today directed the collectors and officials concerned to speed up implementation of Dalit Bandhu scheme for SCs empowerment. The government has released Rs 100 cr out of Rs 1200 crore allocated for the scheme of Dalit Bandhu in all 118 segments.

The government is to implementing the scheme in 118 Assembly segments and select 100 families each for the purpose through local MLAs and Ministers, the Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar said. Each family is a unit and 100 families are to be selected for Dalit Bandhu scheme implementation with Rs 10 lakh financial assistance.

Somesh Kumar held a video conference with the collectors and officials to implement the scheme. From Karim Nagar district SC Welfare Minister Koppula Eshwar and collectors from districts participated in the meeting. The CS said that the scheme is to empower the SC community in the state.

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The state government has taken up the Dalit Bandhu scheme and allocated Rs 1200 cr in this budget he said. Out of this we have released Rs 100 crore for the purpose, the chief secretary said. The government adopted Vasalamarri village in Bhuvangiri Yadadri district.

In addition, four villages on four sides of the state were taken up for implementing the scheme. In four of the each mandals 100 families of the Dalit community will be selected for the scheme. On a pilot basis the amount of Rs 10 lakh will be given to them and implement the scheme across the state in a phased manner. The chief secretary asked the collectors and officials to coordinate to select the beneficiaries.

Through local MLAs, the collectors have to get approvals from the ministers concerned for offering the benefits to the SCs in four mandals, he said. (Hydnow)

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