Sunday, March 13, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Rs 2,000 cr plan for dalit bastis' uplift

Rs 2,000 cr plan for dalit bastis' uplift
TNN,Mar 12, 2011, 12.46am IST

LUCKNOW: Keeping impending elections to urban local bodies (ULB) in
mind, the BSP supremo and chief minister Mayawati on Friday announced
an ambitious Rs 2,000 crore scheme for the facelift of urban `dalit
bastis' in the state. The scheme is dedicated to the memory of BSP
founder Kanshi Ram, whose birth anniversary falls on March 15.

Announcing this here at a press conference, cabinet secretary Shashank
Shekhar Singh said that the fund earmarked for this purpose would be
in addition the provisions already made in the state annual budget
passed recently by both the houses of the state legislature.

Politically, the move is akin to that of the government's emphasis on
the development of Amebedkar Villages (having considerable dalit
population) in rural areas. Apparently aimed at expanding the BSP's
support base in urban areas, the motivation for this has apparently
come from the success of the government's initiative to regain the
pristine glory Hazratganj.

Recent Activity:
Get all ZESTCaste mails sent out in a span of 24 hours in a single mail. Subscribe to the daily digest version by sending a blank mail to, OR, if you have a Yahoo! Id, change your settings at

On this list you can share caste news, discuss caste issues and network with like-minded anti-caste people from across India and the world. Just write to

If you got this mail as a forward, subscribe to ZESTCaste by sending a blank mail to OR, if you have a Yahoo! ID, by visiting

Also have a look at our sister list, ZESTMedia:

Stay on top of your group activity without leaving the page you're on - Get the Yahoo! Toolbar now.

Get great advice about dogs and cats. Visit the Dog & Cat Answers Center.



No comments:

Post a Comment

Blog Archive