K M Dayashankar
KARIMNAGAR: Exactly a week after launching the ambitious Dalit bandhu welfare scheme in Shalapalli village in Huzurabad mandal by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, the state government on Monday released the second instalment of Rs 500 crore for the implementation of the scheme.
In a press note here today, Collector RV Karnan said that the government had earlier released Rs 500 crore for the implementation of the Dalit bandhu programme. Freshly, it had released another Rs 500 crore for the benefit of the beneficiaries in the Huzurabad assembly segment. It may be recalled that the Chief Minister had announced to release another Rs 2,000 crore for the implementation of the programme in Huzurabad during the launch of the Dalit bandhu on August 16.
The Dalit bandhu programme was being implemented on a pilot basis in the Huzurabad assembly segment to cover all the 21,000 dalit beneficiaries of providing Rs 10 lakhs each. The Collector said that the district authorities were already touring all the villages and municipalities in the Huzurabad assembly segment to identify the beneficiaries.
He said that the bankers were instructed to open a special Telangana dalit bandhu account in the name of beneficiaries. The officials were also empowering the beneficiaries about the selection of the units such as dairy units, taxi cars, shops, etc.