KCR to uplift urban poor

KCR to uplift urban poor
x
Highlights

Buoyed by the overwhelming response to the schemes launched recently to strengthen the rural economy by reviving traditional occupations in villages, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has come out with new proposal to bolster economically poor by creating new avenues and revive extinct occupations in the urban Telangana.

Livelihood schemes focusing on bakery, computer servicing, automobile, transportation, dairy, food processing and home-made foods are being devised

Hyderabad: Buoyed by the overwhelming response to the schemes launched recently to strengthen the rural economy by reviving traditional occupations in villages, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has come out with new proposal to bolster economically poor by creating new avenues and revive extinct occupations in the urban Telangana.

On the lines of the free sheep distribution, fish seed supply, powerlooms, electric washing machines and modern saloon schemes taken up to provide livelihoods to the poor in rural Telangana, the Chief Minister is devising new schemes aiming to extend financial assistance to the poor engaged in unorganised sector in all Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), including the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).

Bakery, computer servicing, automobile, transportation, dairy, food processing and home-made foods were found to have potential in creating huge opportunities to urban poor and unemployed youth. Under the impact of corporate entry and huge investments in the above mentioned areas, many families engaged in the same vocations at local level deprived of bread and butter.

­A top official in the Chief Minister Office (CMO) told The Hans India that the Chief Minister instructed Municipal Administration and Urban Development officials to prepare a detailed report on living standards and job opportunities for the poor in urban areas.

The MA&UD Department is studying the extinct professions pursued by urban poor in every ULB for the last 50 years and the possibility of its revival for the benefit of local communities.After the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana witnessed rapid urbanisation with the influx of people from villages for livelihoods and better employment opportunities.

At present, a few livelihood schemes were being implemented for the urban poor and monitored by the Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas (MEPMA). Under the Mission, Urban Self Employment Programme (USEP), credit facility to SHGs under Sthree Nishith were under implementation.

The officials said that all the departments engaged in welfare and developmental activities have been asked to submit the reports on the status of every programme in every municipality to the MA&UD department.

Finance and MA&UD Secretaries and the heads of all welfare departments have been asked to study about urban poor - prospects of creation of livelihoods.

The SC, ST, BC and Minorities Welfare departments are already compiling the data of the total number of beneficiaries of self-employment schemes in all ULBs. Based on the reports, KCR will launch new schemes which have potential to strengthen poor economically in the future.

Top officials said KCR is planning to announce the urban centric employment generation schemes and revival of local professions by the end of this year.

Show Full Article
Print Article
Interested in blogging for thehansindia.com? We will be happy to have you on board as a blogger.
Next Story
More Stories