‘Govt should accord priority for SC sub-castes in Dalit bandhu scheme’
K M Dayashankar
KARIMNAGAR: The Telangana SC upa kulala hakkula porata samithi (Telangana SC sub-castes rights struggle committee) has demanded that the state government should clarify its stand on the allocation of Dalit bandhu scheme funds to each SC sub-castes in the state.
At a meeting organised in Karimnagar town on Monday, TS SC sub castes samithi state president Bairi Venkatesham stated that the SC sub-castes communities which constitute 34 per cent of the SC population have been neglected a lot since ages and they were not given any welfare schemes for their upliftment. There are 57 sub-castes in the SC, but only seven percent of them got some benefits from the government and the remaining were snatched away by Mala and Madigas, he stated.
If the government was concerned about the welfare of the dalits, then it should accord priority for the allocation funds under Dalit bandhu to the SC sub-castes, he demanded. He said that the government should accord priority for SC sub-castes in the allocation of promised three acres of land and double bedroom houses. He also urged the government to constitute a separate finance corporation of SC sub-castes and provide loans without any bank guarantee.
Expressing concern over no representation of SC sub-castes in the SC finance corporation, he demanded the government to take stern action against the Maripeda SI Srinivas Reddy for sexually assaulting a SC sub-caste trainee SI recently. He demanded immediate issuance of caste certificates to Mochi, Holiyadasari, Mithal Ayyavar, Madasikurava and other communities by the revenue authorities for the education and employment opportunities of the sub-castes communities.
He also demanded that the government should include Madigajangam community in SC and issue caste certificates. He urged Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, who would be launching the Dalit bandhu scheme on August 16 in Huzurubad, to allocate priority for the SC sub-castes and solve their long pending grievances. State general secretary Arpula Bhaskar Bhaindla, vice presidents Buthchanna Gosangi, Venkatesh Holiyadasari, Ganga Narsaiah Masthin, Laxminarasaiah Chindu, district honourary president Ganta Srinivas and others were also present.