The State government has decided to kick-start Dalita Bandhu, the ambitious Dalit empowerment scheme aimed at providing financial assistance to Dalit (Scheduled Caste) families for making them financially self-sufficient.
Huzurabad constituency, represented by former Minister Eatala Rajender, had been selected for implementation of the pilot project. A release from the Chief Minister’s Office said the constituency had been selected in view of the fact that Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao had kick-started several of the welfare schemes from the district.
The district had been the starting point for intensified separate Statehood agitation with the TRS holding the ‘Telangana Simha Garjana’ which culminated in the formation of the separate State. The prestigious Rythu Bandhu which several States have emulated was also started from Karimnagar district and hence, selection of Huzurabad for implementation of the pilot project of the Dalit empowerment scheme.
The main aim of the Dalita Bandhu scheme is to uplift the families of Dalits. A total of 20,929 families under the Huzurabad assembly segment have been selected as beneficiaries of this scheme. Political analysts are saying that KCR has come up with this scheme to woo the voters in the constituency ahead of the polls.
A note from the Chief Minister’s office said that KCR chose the united Karimnagar district to launch the Simha Garjana Sabha, Rythu Bandhu, and Rythu Bima schemes and is now continuing the tradition. KCR was advised to launch the Telangana Dalita Bandhu scheme from Huzurabad.
According to the reports, Huzurabad bypolls are going to take place soon. Etela Rajender who represents the Huzurabad constituency resigned from the TRS and joined BJP. So, a bypoll is necessitated to the Huzurabad constituency. Congress leaders are also working hard to win in the upcoming byelection.
Chief Minister Ok. Chandasekhar Rao, who held an elaborate evaluation assembly on the just lately introduced Dalit empowerment scheme for offering monetary help to Scheduled Castes for making them financially self-sufficient, mentioned it is going to be named as Telangana Dalita Bandhu, on the strains of Rythu Bandhu funding help scheme launched within the pursuits of farmers. The scheme involving a finances outgo of ₹ 1,000 crore a 12 months would profit about eight lakh dalit households and the allocation, the federal government clarified, was over and above the allocations made beneath the SC sub-plan.