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TRICOR extends help to 416 ST candidates

TRICOR extends help to 416 ST candidates
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The Tribal Cooperative Finance Corporation (TRICOR) Chairman Tati Venkateswarlu has said that the State government has sanctioned Rs 112.60 crore for...

Kothagudem: The Tribal Cooperative Finance Corporation (TRICOR) Chairman Tati Venkateswarlu has said that the State government has sanctioned Rs 112.60 crore for self-employment of the Scheduled Tribes since the formation of the State.

Reviewing the implementation of self-employment programmes being implemented under TRICOR scheme 2017-18 in a meeting held at the ITDA meeting hall here on Thursday, he exhorted STs to make better use of welfare and development schemes being implemented by the State government.

Under the economic support programme, the STs were supported to take up agriculture, horticulture, pisciculture, dairy development, minor-irrigation schemes and other self-employment programmes. He put the total number of TRICOR beneficiaries in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district at 416.

Under the driver-cum-owner scheme, which benefited 68 in the district, the government sanctioned a sum of Rs 25 crore. The State government has sanctioned Rs 224 crore for self-employment of tribals in the State, he informed.

Under the economic support scheme, 19,713 were benefited, including 2,632 from Bhadradri-Kothagudem district. In all, 1,292 have been shortlisted to derive benefit under a scheme to sink borewells at a cost of Rs 2.60 crore, he added.

Illicit distillers of arrack have been rehabilitated implementing various schemes meant for them at a cost of Rs 1.84 crore. The TRICOR spent Rs 10 crore to facilitate 500 tribal farmers to undertake field trips to various places in the country for development of agriculture on the model of Ankapur in Telangana.

District Collector Rajiv Gandhi Hanumanthu said 13 per cent of the total funds have been released to the district as the district was predominantly an agency area.

The action plan of the TRICOR was being implemented annually systematically, he said. He called upon the TRICOR sectorial unit officials to negotiate with bank officials and undertake a field trip to implement the TRICOR scheme according to a plan.

Bhadrachalam legislator Sunnam Rajaiah, TRICOR DGM Sankar Rao, Sectoral Officer David Raju, State Mission Manager Lakshmi Prasad, Assistant Project Officer Gen K Bhim Rao, Mandal Parishad Development Officers of various mandals and bankers took part in the review meeting.

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