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3 Gudumba makers in Gadwal given alternative jobs

3 Gudumba makers in Gadwal given alternative jobs
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District Collector Rajat Kumar Saini along with the officials of Excise department rehabilitated three Gudumba makers on Thursday. As part of this,...

Gadwal: District Collector Rajat Kumar Saini along with the officials of Excise department rehabilitated three Gudumba makers on Thursday. As part of this, all the three beneficiaries had received a financial aid of Rs 2 lakh each. They were given buffalos, goats and an auto to eke out a living.

Earlier, as part of the government’s initiative to make Gadwal Gudumba-free, the district administration has come out with rehabilitation measures to help Gudumba makers choose an alternative livelihood.

As part of this, the Excise department cracked down on Gudumba-making units and identified three persons involved in the manufacture and sale of the illicit liquor.

“We have identified three persons who were earlier manufacturing and selling Gudumba. To help them rehabilitate, we have extended financial support of Rs 2 lakh each through District Scheduled Caste Service Cooperative Development Society Limited (DSCSCDS Ltd),” said the Collector.

The beneficiaries included Maddelabanda Naganna of Sompur village in Dharur mandal, Eeshwaramma from Biroli Village of Gadwal mandal and P Peddachennaiah of Gundimalla from Alampur mandal. All of them have been given buffalos, goats and auto respectively, which cost Rs 2 lakh per unit.

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