Deccan Chronicle - - POLITICS - DC COR­RE­SPON­DENT

Chief Min­is­ter K. Chan­drasekhar Rao on Satur­day di­rected of­fi­cials to pro­vide fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance of up to `2 lakh with­out bank link­age to Back­ward Classes com­mu­nity mem­bers who opt for self-em­ploy­ment.

He in­structed of­fi­cials that schemes and pro­grammes should be for­mu­lated and im­ple­mented for the wel­fare and de­vel­op­ment of the BC com­mu­ni­ties in a man­ner that peo­ple were not mis­led and show­ing no in­cli­na­tion to­wards vote bank politics.

The CM wanted the Most Back­ward Classes Fi­nance Cor­po­ra­tion, which was set up with a `1,000-crore fund, to or­gan­ise spe­cial pro­grammes for the up­lift of th­ese sec­tions.

“A sin­cere at­tempt should be made to erad­i­cate poverty among the BC com­mu­ni­ties who con­sti­tute 50 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion. Each BC com­mu­nity has a unique trade and liv­ing stan­dards. The pro­grammes should be planned keep­ing this in mind,” he said.

“For the Gol­las and Ku­ru­mas, we have taken up sheep dis­tri­bu­tion pro­grammes at a cost of `4,000 crore. By launch­ing `1,000 crore fish cul­ture pro­gramme, we are sup­port­ing the fish­er­man com­mu­nity. Pro­grammes are be­ing im­ple­mented for the weavers at `1,200 crore,” he said.

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