Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has finalised the name, as “Telangana Dalitha Bandhu” for the scheme to be launched soon for the Dalit empowerment.
At a review meeting held at Pragathi Bhavan here on Sunday, the Chief Minister has decided that the Telangana Dalitha Bandhu scheme would be implemented in an Assembly segment selected on a pilot basis.
As part of this, the meeting has selected Huzurabad Assembly Constituency to implement the “Telangana Dalitha Bandhu” scheme, under pilot project, an official release late on Sunday night said.
The Chief Minister in the past launched several programmes in the combined Karimnagar district. From the Simha Garjana Sabha, which was preamble for the separate Telangana statehood movement, to the Rythu Beema scheme, which was dear to his heart, Mr Rao launched these schemes from Karimnagar district.
Similarly, the prestigious Rythu Bandhu Scheme was also launched from Huzurabad Constituency as the Centre. While continuing the same tradition and sentiment, the meeting suggested launching the Dalita Bandhu Scheme from Huzurabad.
The Chief Minister will decide about the date when the Scheme would be launched very soon.
At first, the enumeration about the status and situation of Dalit families in Huzurabad Constituency will be undertaken. Later based on the guidelines, modalities of the scheme beneficiaries will be selected.
Of this, under Huzurabad Constituency, in Huzurabad Mandal 5323 Dalit families, in Kamalapur Mandal, 4346 families, in Veenavanka Mandal 3678 families, Jammikunta Mandal 4996 dalit families, Illanthagunta Mandal 2,586 families, in all 20,929 families under Huzurabad Assembly segment would be scrutinized for selection of the beneficiaries.
For the eligible Dalit families, according to the guidelines, Dalitha Bandhu Scheme would be implemented under saturation mode.
The Chief Minister said all over the state the Dalitha Bandhu Scheme will be implemented as decided earlier with Rs 1200 crore.
But in the Huzurabad Constituency, which was selected to implement the pilot project, the entire Assembly segment will have Dalitha Bandhu Scheme being implemented as per the guidelines for the eligible families.
For this, Mr Rao said an additional Rs 1,500 crore to Rs 2,000 crore would be expended in the Constituency.
Details regarding this would be released soon, the release added.