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KCR has special plans for Dalit Bandhu in Telangana:- Telangana Chief Minister KCR introduced Dalit Bandhu which is the first scheme of the country that would provide a financial aid for the dalit families across the state. Each family will receive an aid of Rs 10 lakhs and the funds will be deposited directly into their accounts. KCR said that the Dalit Bandhu scheme will be extended to 100 families from each Assembly constituency of the state soon by March 2022. Rs 3500 crores is required to cover the 119 Assembly constituencies of the state. KCR also said that Rs 20,000 crores will be sanctioned for Dalit Bandhu in the upcoming budget for Telangana and this will benefit 2 lakh families of Dalits in the state. KCR announced that a total of 18 lakh dalit families will be benefited in total through Dalit Bandhu.
The total budget expected for Dalit Bandhu is said to be Rs 1.80 lakh crore and it will be implemented in phases. He also said that similar benefits will be given for other backward castes in Telangana and the arrangements are currently going on. KCR replied for the discussion about Dalit Bandhu in Telangana Assembly. The opposition parties questioned who will the government be able to mobilize the massive amount of Rs 1.80 lakh crore for Dalit Bandhu. KCR said that the government is ready to sell the lands for the benefit of Dalits. He also said that Rs 2700 crores was acquired during the recent sale. KCR spoke about the growing GDP of the state which is Rs 10 lakh crore and it is expected to reach Rs 23 lakh crore soon.
KCR said that the opposition parties expressed the same doubts when Rythu Bandhu was introduced in the year 2018. He said that Dalit Bandhu too will be a successful one.