Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao called a preparatory meeting on Friday for the pilot implementation of the Telangana Dalit Bandhu scheme in four mandals.
The meeting will be held at Pragathi Bhavan, the official residence of the Telangana chief minister on September 13.
Dalit Bandhu will be implemented in four mandals: Chintakani in Madhira constituency, Tirmalgiri in Tungaturthy, Charakonda mandal in Achampet and Kalwakurty constituencies, and Nizam Sagar in Jukkal constituency, according to the chief minister. This is in addition to the scheme’s existing pilot implementation in Huzurabad Constituency.
Ministers, zilla parishad chairpersons, collectors from the four districts of Khammam, Nalgonda, Mahabubnagar and Nizamabad, legislators from Madhira, Tungaturthy, Achampet, Kalwakurty, Jukkal constituencies, SC welfare minister Sri Koppula Eswar, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, SC Development Secretary, CM Secretary Rahul Bojja, Finance Secretary will participate.
The CM said the Karimnagar district collector will attend the meeting as a special invitee and share his experiences at the ground level while implementing the scheme in Huzurabad.
The government has selected four mandals in four Assembly constituencies, which are represented by Dalit MLAs (constituencies reserved for scheduled castes) in the north, east, west and southern parts of the state.
The scheme will be implemented for all Dalit families in these mandals.
The government has taken up Dalit Bandhu as a movement. It has already released Rs 2,000 crore for the implementation of the scheme for all Dalit families in Huzurabad constituency.
Every Dalit family that qualifies for the scheme would receive a grant of Rs 10 lakh, and they will be able to use the money in any profession, self-employment, or company.
The chief minister said that the government will disburse approximately Rs 2,000 crore to 21,000 Dalit families in Huzurabad in the next two months during a public assembly on August 16 in Huzurabad constituency to start the scheme.
He had also declared that all the 17 lakh Dalit families in the state will be benefited by the scheme.
The scheme will cost Rs 1.7 lakh crore to implement across the state for all Dalit families. He stated that the government will budget between Rs 30,000 and Rs 40,000 crore every year for the next three to four years.