KCR vows to take BCs forward
Based on the recommendations made by the Cabinet Sub Committee on BC welfare, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday announced financial...
Hyderabad: Based on the recommendations made by the Cabinet Sub Committee on BC welfare, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday announced financial assistance with 100 per cent subsidy to the BC communities engaged in their hereditary professions and also small traders of fruit, vegetable and flowers from the Backward Classes in the present financial year.
The Chief Minister held a review meeting on the welfare of Backward Classes and activities to be undertaken for this with Legislative Council Chairman Swamy Goud, Assembly Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary, Finance Minister E Rajendar, BC Welfare Minister J Ramanna and officials at Pragati Bhavan.
KCR instructed the officials concerned to extend financial assistance to the BCs mainly Viswakarmas, Rajakas, Nayi Brahmins and other MBCs who adopted their hereditary professions for their livelihood. He wanted the eligible persons should be identified at the village-level. The beneficiaries will be provided financial assistance with 100 per cent subsidy without linking with the banks.
“Financial assistance has to be extended towards investment support to those who are into hereditary professions for purchase of essential tools and those who are into small trades from among the Backward Classes. For this, the beneficiaries are to be identified village wise. In every district,” KCR said.
“Committees have to be formed with Collector as Chairman, BC Welfare Officer as Convenor and Joint Collector and DRDA Project Director as members. Funds allocated to the BC welfare department and MBC Corporation are to be utilised for the purpose,” the Chief Minister said .
Reiterating that the government will take up several programmes for the development and welfare of the Backward Classes, the Chief Minister said 119 more residential schools for the BCs will opened next year.
The government is committed to provide quality education to the children of BC communities, he added. KCR said the government has already extended financial benefits to toddy-tappers by reopening of toddy shops and abolition of tax, distribution of 65 lakh sheep to Yadav community and strengthened fish culture to benefit Mudiraj and Gangaputra communities.
The Padmashalis are also benefitted after initiating welfare measures for the handloom sector, he said. Earlier, the Assembly Speaker held a meeting with the Cabinet Sub Committee on BC Welfare and analyzed the recommendations made by the committee for the empowerment of the Backward Classes. Any unfilled seats in the minorities residential schools will also be allotted to the Backward Classes students.