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Welfare measures for denotified tribes sought

Welfare measures for denotified tribes sought
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Andhra Pradesh Rashtra Sanchara Jathula Sangham (RSJS) urged the state government to provide a separate set up in every district for the welfare of nomadic, semi-nomadic and denotified tribes as they still remain far away from education, employment and development.

Tirupati: Andhra Pradesh Rashtra Sanchara Jathula Sangham (RSJS) urged the state government to provide a separate set up in every district for the welfare of nomadic, semi-nomadic and denotified tribes as they still remain far away from education, employment and development.

RSJS state president P Ravi speaking to media persons here on Saturday said that the RSJS embarked on a state wide campaign to strengthen RSJS in every district to unite the nomadic, semi-nomadic and denotified tribes and create awareness among them.

This was to make them become a force to reckon with and to press the government to look into the welfare of these much neglected communities, he said adding that even today sizeable number of the members of the community are in pathetic condition, depending on beggary and were seen begging in public places like bus stands, railway station to live.
Against the gloomy backdrop, the RSJS has taken up uniting these communities to strongly demand the meaningful implementation of the welfare schemes by the government to reach out the neglected people.

In this connection, he strongly demanded the government to increase the allocation of fund to `Most Backward Classes Corporation’ to Rs 1000 crore as against Rs 60 crore allocated this year, keeping in view that the MBCs or the communities that comes under nomadic and semi- nomadic constitute 13 percent of the population remaining most backward.

Further, he wanted the government to provide special reservation in education, employment and welfare schemes to these communities, admission of the children from these communities into government educational institutions including residential, Aadarsa Patasala and Navodaya without insisting on entrance test and also a residential school separately for the children of these communities in each district.

Besides extending SC, ST Atrocities Prevention Act to the nomadic and denotified tribes and also providing loans for self employment directly from corporation instead of banks to make availing of loans easy for the youth to set up cottage industries or take up any venture for self employment. He later attended the district RSJS meeting held here to elect new body for Chittoor district association.

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