Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed that without misleading the people and having no inclination towards the vote bank politics, schemes and programmes should be formulated and implemented for the genuine welfare and development of the Backward Classes (BC) communities.
The Chief Minister said nowhere in this country programmes and schemes are being implemented in Telangana State for the growth and benefit of certain BC communities.
Similarly, for other BC communities’ programmes should be implemented to get them help based on their hereditary professions. He said help should be extended for those who have no hereditary professions or if they want to shift from their traditional profession to an alternative employment.
KCR said for these programme, without having any linkage to the banks, each one should be given a financial assistance from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 Lakh. Special programmes should be made communities-wise.
He also announced that he would soon have a meeting with people on communities based and will arrive at a clarity on the programmes to be formulated for them. The Chief Minister wanted the Most Backward Classes Finance Corporation which was set up with Rs 1000 Crore fund, should organise special programmes for the upliftment of these sections.
The Chief Minister held a review meeting at Pragati Bhavan here on Saturday on programmes to be taken up for the development of the BC communities. Ministers Jogu Ramanna, T Harish Rao, Deputy Speaker Padma Devender Reddy, Government’s Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Mission Bhagiratha Vice Chairman Vemula Prashanth Reddy, MBC Corporation Chairman Taduri Srinivas, Dairy Development Corporation Chairman Bhoomreddy, BC Welfare Department Secretary Ashok Kumar, Rajya Sabha member Capt V Laxmikanth Rao, MLC Karne Prabhakar, CMO Principal Secretary S Narsing Rao, Secretary Smita Sabharwal, Principal Secretary Bhoopal Reddy and others participated.
“BC communities are essentially families from the hereditary professions. The professional work they do is of help to the entire society. Without their services, the society will not be what it is now. They may be getting wages for their work, but the fact remains that the society is dependent upon them.
Hence the entire society should stand by them. In this regard, the Telangana Government has taken several measures and will take many more programmes in future. Sincere attempt should be made to eradicate poverty from the BC communities, who constitute 50 percent of the State’s population.
Each BC community has a unique trade and living standards. The programme should have to be planned keeping this in mind they should be different and diverse,” the Chief Minister explained.
“For the Gollas and Kurumas, we have taken up Sheep distribution programmes at a cost of Rs 4,000 Crore. This is being successfully implemented. By launching Rs 1000 Crore-worth Fish culture programme, we are supporting the fishermen community.
Special programmes are being implemented for the weavers at a cost of Rs 1200 Crore. We are taking up measures for the welfare and development of the Toddy Tappers. We have made special plans and programmes for Nayi Brahmins, Washermen, potters’ and Panchakarmas. We have set up MBC Corporation for other Nomadic tribes, other BC communities with Rs 1000 Crore funding.
Through this Corporation we have aimed to offer financial help to families from the most backward classes. Schemes should be framed for this purpose. Every year about 60 to 70,000 families should be given financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 Lakh,” the Chief Minister instructed.
Among the Goldsmiths, there are Panchakarmas. They live based on their hereditary professions. “Give them required financial assistance and tools. Give them drying machines, provide Dhobi Ghats and give other assistance. For Nayi Brahmins should set up Modern Saloons.
The needs of Nayi Brahmins from Rural and Urban areas differ and hence prepare government schemes accordingly. Give assistance to 25,000 Saloons all over the State. There are many Nomadic Tribes and communities, which are still pursuing their family professions. Some trades have vanished and those in the trade are looking for alternative employment.
For them give loans through MBC Corporation without any linkage from the banks. We will allocate funds every year in the Budget. We have set aside Rs 1000 Crore and we will increase in the next year,” the CM said.
The Chief Minister has decided to have schemes that would help every family in the BC communities. These schemes will be prepared in the coming days and they should be implemented from the next month, the CM told the officials. (INN)