Telangana Dalit Bandhu Scheme 2021 | TS Dalitha Bandhu by CM KCR

Telangana Dalit Bandhu Scheme 2021 Eligibility, Details: Telangana government has finalized the name of dalit empowerment scheme as Dalit Bandhu Scheme. Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao will soon launch Telangana Dalita Bandhu scheme. Cabinet meeting has decided that the dalit empowerment scheme would be implemented in an Assembly segment selected on a pilot basis. As part of this, the meeting has selected Huzurabad Assembly Constituency to implement the Telangana Dalitha Bandhu scheme under the pilot project.

Telangana Dalit Bandhu Scheme Latest Update

CM KCR in the past launched several programmes in the combined Karimnagar district. From the Simha Garjana Sabha, which was a preamble for the separate Telangana statehood movement, to the Rythu Beema scheme, which was dear to his heart, CM Sri KCR launched these schemes from Karimnagar district. Similarly, the prestigious Rythu Bandhu Scheme was also launched from Huzurabad Constituency as the centre. While continuing the same tradition and sentiment, the meeting suggested launching Telangana Dalit Bandhu Scheme from Huzurabad. CM will decide about the date when the TS Dalita Bandhu Scheme would be launched but it is expected that he will launch it soon.

Beneficiaries in TS Dalitha Bandhu Scheme Pilot Phase

At first, the enumeration about the status and situation of Dalit families in the Huzurabad Constituency will be undertaken. Later based on the guidelines, modalities of the scheme beneficiaries will be selected. Of this, under Huzurabad Constituency, the following number of beneficiary dalit families would be included:-

  • Huzurabad Mandal – 5323 Dalit families
  • Kamalapur Mandal – 4346 families
  • Veenavanka Mandal – 3678 families
  • Jammikunta Mandal – 4996 Dalit families
  • Illanthakunta Mandal – 2586 families
  • Total – 20, 929 families under Huzurabad Assembly segment

All these assembly segments would be scrutinized for selection of the beneficiaries under Dalit Bandhu Scheme. For the eligible Dalit families, according to the guidelines, Dalita Bandhu Scheme would be implemented under saturation mode.

Fund Allocation for Telangana Dalita Bandhu Scheme

Chief Minister KCR said all over the state the Dalita Bandhu Scheme will be implemented as decided earlier with Rs. 1200 Crore. But in the Huzurabad Constituency, which was selected to implement the pilot project, the entire Assembly segment will have Dalita Bandhu Scheme being implemented as per the guidelines, for the eligible families. For this, the CM said additional Rs 1500 to 2000 Crore would be expended in the constituency. CM mentioned that details regarding this would be released soon.

CM mentioned that “Based on the experiences at the ground level in the Pilot Assembly segment, it will be easy for the officials to review and implement Dalita Bandhu Scheme all over the State. In the pilot project implementation along with the Collectors, selected officers would take part. A workshop would be conducted for them shortly.”

Issues in Telangana Dalit Bandhu Scheme

CM KCR mentioned that Telangana Dalit Bandhu Scheme would have three issues.

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  1. First one is monitoring the implementation of the scheme
  2. Second is to evaluate the results
  3. Third one is to create a safety fund for the beneficiaries with the government’s participation and the beneficiaries, the CM suggested to the officials.

Assistance Amount in Telangana Dalitha Bandhu Scheme

Along with Rs 10 Lakh cash given under the Telangana Dalita Scheme, beneficiary along with the government’s participation will create safety fund. In case, anything happens suddenly to the beneficiary help is given from the fund. The Dalit family who have attained a higher level through Dalita Bandhu scheme, in case they faced any emergency, the Safety Fund helps them not to fall from the situation. It provides a safety shield.

Objective of Telangana Dalita Bandhu Scheme

The major objective of Dalita Bandhu scheme is to take Dalit families from their present situation to higher levels. In order implement the Dalits Bandhu Scheme effectively at the ground level; there is a need to have official machinery, which works putting its heart and soul with commitment and dedication. The officials should not act like officials but as facilitators, coordinators. CM KCR has instructed the senior officials to identify such committed and dedicated officers.

CM made it clear that based on caste, gender, and economic status and by other names if talented persons are discriminated and kept away from the production, it will be a loss to individual, family, socially but also a great loss to the country. Making efforts to empower Dalits is nothing but making a talented community, which was subjected to discrimination, and making it as a partner in production.

Cabinet Meeting of Telangana Dalitha Bandhu Scheme

On 25 July 2021, under the Chairmanship of CM Shri KCR, a high-level meeting took place on the Implementation of Dalit empowerment, selection of the pilot project, and the duties of the official’s machinery. In this meeting, the following officials were present:-

  • Government Chief Whip and MLA Sri Balka Suman
  • MLA Sri Beeram Harshavardhan Reddy
  • MLA Sri Koppula Maheswar Reddy
  • Government’s Chief Advisor Sri Rajiv Sharma
  • Chief Secretary Sri Somesh Kumar
  • DGP Sri M Mahender Reddy
  • CM Principal Secretary Sri S Narsing Rao
  • Secretary Ms. Smita Sabharwal
  • Secretary Sri Bhoopal Reddy
  • Secretary Sri Rajashekhar Reddy
  • Principal Secretary (Finance) Sri Ramakrishna Rao
  • SC Welfare Department Principal Secretary Sri Rahul Bojja
  • SC Welfare department Director Sri Karunakar

Some other higher officials also attended the cabinet meeting on Telangana Dalita Bandhu Scheme.

Implementation of Telangana Dalita Bandhu Scheme

There is a need to implement Telangana Dalita Bandhu scheme effectively at the field level. The official machinery, which will implement the scheme, should be selected based on how they understand the idea and implement it but not in a routine manner. The officers selected should implement it putting their heart and soul into it. No government can implement the Telangana Dalit Bandhu Scheme without complete data and statistics. Based on the Comprehensive Family survey details, go ahead with the implementation of the TS Dalitha Bandhu scheme.

CM mentioned “the way how we involve ourselves while eating a delicious meal and how we focus when we do a job of our interest, officers should also implement the Scheme with the same love, commitment and dedication.”

Need for TS Dalitha Bandhu Scheme

CM mentioned that “Dalits have lost faith in their development due to the faulty policies implemented by the past rulers. Their mistrust should be removed. There is a responsibility on us to make the Dalits believe that the government is thinking about them and their development. We have to repose faith in them. There is a need to give proper guidance and implement and monitor the Dalita Bandhu scheme.”

CM KCR made it clear that the government would not tolerant if any laxity is shown while implementing the TS Dalitha Bandhu Scheme. There is economic discrimination among other castes in the country, but Dalits have additional sociological discrimination for decades. Telangana government is committed to remove economic and sociological discrimination of Dalits and make them develop in all the sectors. Like the Rythu Bandhu scheme for farmers, Dalita Bandhu Scheme would empower the Dalits.

Creation of Dalit’s Families Profile in Telangana

Recent Dalit public representatives meeting suggested that financial assistance should be directly given to the Dalit families so that they can select their work and develop. Like the Rythu Bandhu Scheme, beneficiaries of the Dalita Bandhu Scheme would get the assistance directly into their bank accounts. CM instructed that the Dalit family’s profiles should be prepared and make their lives better. He said the problems of Dalits will not be uniform and they differ from rural, semi urban to urban areas. The classification should be done on these categories and the Dalita Bandhu Scheme should be implemented.

CM mentioned that “In the Indian Society, individual character is great. But due to several discrimination practices, combined unity is not up to the mark. This is regrettable. This is the reason why the Telangana government came out with the Dalita Bandhu scheme and will keep the required funds for it.”

Announcement of Telangana Dalitha Bandhu Scheme 2021

Telangana CM Dalit Empowerment Scheme 2021 has been announced by the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. CM KCR will roll out Rs. 1,000 crore Mukhyamantri Dalit Sashaktikaran Yojana in the forthcoming budget. This scheme is an exclusive initiative for the upliftment of Dalits in the state with budgetary allocation of Rs. 1k crore. In this article, we will tell you about the complete details of the Chief Minister’s Dalit Empowerment Scheme.

Date of Telangana Dalita Bandhu Scheme Announcement

While addressing a huge rally at Halia town in Nalgonda district, KCR announced Dalit Bandhu Scheme or CM Dalit Empowerment Scheme on 10 February 2021. CM KCR mentioned that he would be directly monitoring implementation of Chief Minister’s Dalit Empowerment Scheme. In this scheme, various projects would be initiated for the welfare of Dalits. Initially, the state govt. shall allocate Rs. 1,000 crore for the Mukhyamantri Dalit Sashaktikaran Yojana in the upcoming budget. In the subsequent years, allocation would be increased manifold.

An Overview of CM Dalit Empowerment Scheme

Name of Scheme Dalit Bandhu Scheme or Dalitha Bandhu Scheme
State Telangana
Announced by Chief Minister KCR
Date of Announcement 10 February 2021
Cabinet Approval 25 July 2021
Major Beneficiaries Dalits
Budgetary Allocation Rs. 1,200 crore
Roll Out In the Telangana Budget 2021
CM Dalit Empowerment Scheme Overview

KCR even mentioned that even though Telangana govt. had been implementing a sub-plan for Scheduled Castes (SC) and taking up certain schemes, CM was not totally satisfied with it. That is why we are coming out with this new CM Dalit Empowerment Scheme.

Announcement Event for Chief Minister Dalit Empowerment Scheme

Telangana CM Dalit Empowerment Scheme has been announced by CM KCR at a public meeting which was organised as part of CM’s visit to Nalgonda district. He laid foundation stone for 13 various lift irrigation schemes on Krishna river at a cost of nearly Rs. 3,000 crore. KCR even used the occasion to kickstart the campaign of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi for the ensuing by-election to Nagarjunasagar assembly seat.

The by-election, necessitated due to the death of sitting TRS legislator Nomula Narasimhaiah due to post-Covid-19 complications in December, has become a matter of prestige for the TRS. The political party had faced a debacle in the by-elections to Dubbak assembly seat, followed by Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections.

The TRS chief called upon the people of Nagarjunasagar constituency not to get carried away by the propaganda of the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party but support the party which had been addressing the needs of every section of the society. If people think what CM is saying is true, that it would be visible that the opposition parties lose their deposits.

KCR Attacks on Opposition Political Parties

CM KCR pointed out that it was the TRS government which had driven away fluorosis from the villages of Nalgonda by providing safe drinking water through Mission Bhagiratha scheme. He mentioned that Congress governments in the past had never thought of implementing a scheme like Rythu Bandhu that provides Rs. 10,000 per acre per year to each farmer. Yet, the Congress leaders are shamelessly criticising the TRS government.

The TRS chief also promised to complete all the lift irrigation schemes within a year. KCR even mentioned that “If we can’t fulfil our promise, we won’t ask for votes from you in the next elections. We have that credibility of not going back on what we promised in the past”.

He also warned the opposition parties against creating hurdles in the meetings of the TRS. “The Congress and the BJP, which were responsible for the suicides of farmers in the past, have no moral right to disturb our meetings. Ours is a democratically elected people’s government, not the one nominated by Delhi”.

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