Rs 2000 cr for Yadava, Kuruma welfare

  • 80 lakh sheep to be given to 4 lakh families

Hyderabad: Minister for Cinematography and Animal Husbandry Talasani Srinivas Yadav has announced that the TRS Government will spend about Rs 2000 crores for empowering Golla and Kuruma communities by giving 80 lakh sheep to 4 lakh families across the State. Each family will get 20 plus one sheep and a total of 80 lakhs of sheep will be distributed among them for which a team of officials is making visits to various States.

Addressing a State-level meeting of Yadava and Kuruma associations on Tuesday,A� the minister said that the government will conduct Sadar Utsav at Narayanaguda in a big way next year. Since the previous Congress government had neglected Yadava and Kuruma communities, KCR is keen to empower the two communities, he said.

Thanking the government for its gesture, the association leaders poured milk on the photograph of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for agreeing to give 75 per cent of subsidy on the amounts of loan to be offered for sheep units.

MBCs demand special budget

Meanwhile, National MBC (Most Backward Communities) Welfare Association has demanded the State government to provide special budget on the basis of population. A�MBC Welfare Association president K C KalappaA�told media persons on Tuesday that the State government should release BC Budget with equality for every community and reservations on the basis of their population. He also demanded that nomads be included in BC list. He also demanded thatA�the State government give top priority to education, employment, health policy, 2BHK houses, medical insurance and so on.

MBC leaders Surya Rao, Bikshapathi and others said while there are 110 castes in the OBC community, only five or sixA�communities figured in OBC reservation quota. The remaining Most Backward Communities were not getting reservations anywhere. a�?As we followA�Mahatma Jyothiba Phule, Savitri Bai PhuleA�and Dr B R Ambedkar ideology, we demand equal reservations everywhere,a�? they added.

Senior journalist K Srinivas said the MBC Welfare Association will organize programmes for their legitimate rights and self-respect. As education is very important to the oppressed communities, Gurukul Residential Schools be opened for them, he added.

Chief Ministera��s PRO Vijay Kumar said the State government was ready to establish 119 Residential Gurukul Schools for the Backward Classes. In the Asara pension scheme, some 60 to 70 per cent beneficiaries are BCs, out of 200 Market Committees in the State, 100 committees were allotted to BCs. Besides, Kalyana Laxmi and Shadi Mubarak schemes will be extended to OBCs, he added. -NSS

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