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Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao
Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao

CM proposes measures for economic empowerment of BCs

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has issued instructions to the concerned officers, that, for strengthening the Backward Classes economically, financial assistance shall be extended through self-employment schemes, district wise, throughout the state to them.

The Chief Minister directed the officials to prepare the district-wise list of eligible persons for financial assistance. He also said that the small traders and those who are into hereditary professions are to be given directly the financial assistance with 100% subsidy delinking with banks.

The Chief Minister held a review meeting in Pragathi Bhavan on Saturday forenoon for the welfare of backward classes and on the activities to be undertaken for this.

Legislative Council Chairman Swami Goud, Legislative Assembly Speaker Madhusudhana Chary, Ministers Etela Rajender, Jogu Ramanna, Mission Bhagiratha Vice- Chairman Vemula Prashanth Reddy, MP Suman, MLAs Jalagam Venkat Rao, Ganesh Gupta, Former Minister Baswaraj Saraiah, Secretary Burra Venkatesham, BC Corporation MD Lokesh Kumar and others participated.

“Financial assistance has to be extended towards investment support to those who are into hereditary professions for purchase of essential tools and those who are into small trades from among the backward classes. For this the beneficiaries are to be identified village wise.

In every district, committees have to be formed with Collector as Chairman, BC welfare officer as convenor and Joint Collector and PD DRDA as members.

Once the beneficiaries list is prepared it should be followed with financial assistance. This has to be delinked with the banks and directly assistance to be given to the beneficiaries. Funds allocated to BC welfare department and MBC Corporation are to be utilised for their purpose” said the CM.

“The government has initiated and also in the process of implementation of several programmes for the development and welfare of backward classes in the state. Residential schools have been started on a large scale. From next year in addition to the existing schools 119 more residential schools will be started functioning.

Any unfilled seats in the minorities’ residential schools will also be allotted to backward classes students. Every effort is being taken to provide quality education to backward classes children. With reopening of toddy shops and abolition of tax, the toddy tappers are benefitted.

The government is prepared to take some more decisions for the welfare of toddy tappers after studying issues concerned to them. 65 lakh Sheep have already been distributed to yadavas and in the process they are strengthening financially.

Fish culture is benefitting mudiraj, gangaputra communities as well as other fishermen. The Padmashali’s are benefitted after initiating welfare measures for the handloom sector. Number of Backward classes are depending upon hereditary profession and require helping hand.

The viswakarmas, rajakas, the nayi brahmins and other MBC castes are to be provided with financial assistance. BCs belonging to hereditary profession, small traders, those are into marketing fruits, vegetables, flowers as well as other similar trades are to be identified and extended financial assistance” said the CM. (INN)

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