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Rs 10,000 Cr yearly burden on Telangana due to Dalit Bandhu:- The government of Telangana took a daring step and announced Rs 10 lakhs for each family of Dalits in the state and this would benefit close to 13 lakh families. Though the scheme was planned for a grand launch from August 16th, Telangana Chief Minister KCR preponed it and started it already during his recent visit. Telangana government is said to have sanctioned Rs 85,913 crores for the Scheduled Castes Development Department to stand as a support for the Dalits in the last seven years. Rs 57,100 crores are released out of the promised amount. KCR is keen to extend his support through Dalit Bandhu. The Telangana government traced all the 13 lakh families that are eligible for the scheme.
KCR said 1-2 lakh families among the eligible Dalits will be covered year through this scheme. The state government has to spend Rs 10,000 crores every year for Dalit Bandhu and at this rate, the government will take 13 years to cover all the eligible families. For this year, the Telangana government sanctioned Rs 20,000 crores for the SC development. The schemes also include Kalyana Laxmi 2 BHK scheme, Asara pensions, fee reimbursement, ration, free power Arogyasri and others. The opposition parties slammed KCR calling it a trick to attract Dalits before the Huzurabad bypolls. But KCR is pretty serious on the scheme when the state is struggling because of the pandemic crisis.