Will raise an army of dalit entrepreneurs: Kishore Babu
Will raise an army of dalit entrepreneurs: Kishore Babu.Minister for Social and Girijan Welfare Ravella Kishore Babu has hit the road to take up the...
Minister for Social and Girijan Welfare Ravella Kishore Babu has hit the road to take up the ‘Chandranna Sankshema Palana’ campaign along with artists and ministry officials. The campaign will cover all the districts of Andhra Pradesh and aims to connect the under-privileged sections of the society including scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and disburse economic assets. In a bid to woo the sections and consolidate their support base, Kishore Babu has launched the campaign. Assets worth Rs 600 crore including individual cheques and machinery have been distributed to 45,000 beneficiaries in 11 districts so far.
The former central government bureaucrat turned politician is a voracious speaker and is said to be the face of dalits in the TDP cabinet.The campaign which started from Kurnool in Rayalaseema has been traversing through all the districts and holding impressive shows with not less than 10,000 dalits and girijans participating in each show. The campaign is marked by cultural shows, assets distribution and a speech by Kishore. During the past month, he reached out to the SCs and STs in Kurnool, Kadapa, Chittoor, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, Nellore and Prakasham districts.
He also touched Anantapur, Guntur and Vijayawada and in the next couple of days he will conclude the last leg of his campaign in Eluru and Rajahmundry.Kishore Babu revealed that he wants to raise an army of industrial entrepreneurs who will be generating jobs for unemployed youth. He stated that the Dalit Industrial Chamber of Commerce, which is working to empower prospective and promising dalit youth, will be taking up the responsibility to train them and establish industrial ventures.
He added that the National Scheduled Castes Development Corporation and the National Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation, which is now defunct, will be revived. “These two agencies will play an active role in grooming industrial project promoters among the SC and ST's. These will be financially strengthened to directly finance small and medium level industrial projects. I plan to be a game changer and redefine electoral politics,” Kishore concluded.
By Ravi P Benjamin