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Telangana Govt ready to spend Rs 80,000 cr to Rs one lakh cr to Dalits in state : CM

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has said that the state government is ready to spend Rs 80,000 crore to 1,00,000 crore to the Dalits families, who have only hands and feet as their own property (poorest of the poor), under Dalit Bandhu Scheme.

The Chief Minister addressed Dalit Association leaders, Intellectuals, leaders, activists and public representatives who came from Huzurabad Assembly Constituency to Pragathi Bhavan here on Saturday to thank the Chief Minister for appointing Banda Srinivas as Chairman of the SC Corporation.

On this occasion, Mr Rao felicitated Banda Srinivas with a shawl.

Speaking on the occasion, he made it clear that the scheme would be implemented to all the eligible Dalit families in a phased manner all over the state, an official release here said late last night.

The Chief Minister said that the Dalit Bandhu Scheme, which would be launched as a pilot project in Huzurabad Constituency, would stand as a role model to the entire country. It would free Dalits all over the country from economic and social discrimination, Mr Rao desired.

He urged Dalit Public representatives, intellectuals and Dalit associations to work with commitment make the scheme a grand success.

The Chief Minister urged that for the success of Dalit Bandhu and every Dalit should work with commitment and dedication and in every Dalitwada one K Chandrashekar Rao should born. The light that emanates with the success of the Scheme in Huzurabad should spread not only in Telangana but countrywide.

The Dalit development should be taken up like the separate statehood movement of Telangana, he added.

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