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Telangana Dalit Bandhu Scheme

Telangana Dalit Bandhu Scheme:

Dalit activists from across India have appreciated Dalit Bandhu scheme.

  • It is a scheme to uplift Dalits on all fronts and therefore activists have demanded the scheme be extended at the national level.
  • Dalit Bandhu enables entrepreneurship among Dalits through a direct benefit transfer of Rs 10 lakh per family.
  • This is going to be the biggest cash transfer scheme in the country.
  • To promote Dalit entrepreneurship, the government has decided to start a system of reservation for Dalits in sectors where the government issues licences. This includes wine shops, medical shops, fertiliser shops, rice mills, etc.
  • Apart from monetary assistance, the government plans to create a corpus called the Dalit Security Fund permanently to support the beneficiary in the event of any adversities.
  • This fund will be managed by the district collector concerned, along with a committee of beneficiaries.