Monday, November 15, 2010

[ZESTCaste] ‘Dalits know less about programmes for them’

'Dalits know less about programmes for them'
Hassan, Nov 14, DHNS:

Secretary to Public Sector Undertaking K Shivaram opined that the
representatives of Dalit communities do not have sufficient knowledge
on the several programmes that have been announced by the government,
for their benefit.

Speaking at a felicitation programme, organised by the district unit
of Chalavadi Mahasabha in Hassan to honour the members identified by
the various organisations, he said the dalits are being cheated by the
people of the same community. The government has been announcing
various beneficiary projects for the welfare of dalits, but their
community leaders have failed to take initiative to see that the
programmes are completely implemented, he lamented. People should
collect complete details of any scheme before signing any papers, he

There is no hassle in the schemes, but the real problem lies in
implementation, he said. There is a rule that says around 22 per cent
of the funds should be utilised for the welfare of the dalits.

It is not being publicised properly, and the onus lies on the elected
representatives to take the schemes to the doorsteps of the people, he

Providing education to the children should be main objective of the
netas, which in the long run would help in the overall development of
the community.

The government has brought out a legislation to prevent atrocities
against Dalits to help them.

Complaints can be registered under the Act against those who misuse
the funds allotted for the welfare of the community, he advised.

Chalavadi Mahasabha District Unit President H R Narayana presided.
Former Tahsildar Nirvanaiah, Kabbanahalli Jagadish and others were


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