Andhra/Telangana

Dalit empowerment scheme to be launched by Telangana CM

(G.N.S) Dt. 19

Hyderabad

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has declared to launch ‘Telangana Dalit Bandhu’ as the name of the Dalit empowerment programme to be implemented soon by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi government.

As per the scheme, an eligible Dalit family will get assistance worth 10 lakh. After a review meeting on Sunday, the chief minister’s office informed that a safety fund too will be created to help the beneficiaries in case of any emergency. In addition to Rs 1,200 crore announced earlier for implementation of the scheme across the state, the CM said Rs 1500 to Rs 2000 crore will be spent for the pilot project in Huzurabad. The launch date of the scheme will be announced soon.

To begin with, the status of Dalit families in the constituency will be taken up. Based on guidelines and modalities, beneficiaries will be scrutinised and selected from 20,929 Dalit families. The sanctioned amounts will be deposited in the bank accounts of eligible beneficiaries.

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