,Gajwel: During his whirlwind tour of Gajwel Constituency, Irrigation Minister on Monday participated in the free distribution of sewing machines to as many as 400 Muslim minority women at agriculture market yard at Gajwel town.
400 Muslim women presented sewing machines
To provide the self employment, the machines costing Rs. 12,500 each were given away to 360 Muslim women from Gajwel-Pregnapur municipality and 40 women from Kukunoorpall village in the program which was also attended by MLC Farukh Hussain. Later, the Minister participated in Civil Rights Day program at Markookmandal headquarters and had his lunch with the villagers sitting next to the Dalit men and women in a line along with GADA officer Hanumantha Rao, Housing Corporation chairman Bhoomireddy, SC corporation chairman Errolla Srinivas. The minister said that people need to be motivated for the eradication of untouchability and attacks on Dalits in villages. He also directed the collector and joint collector to conduct the civil rights day once in every week in the new mandal.