Friday, April 15, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Rs. 22.8 crore for SC, ST welfare in Bijapur district

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Rs. 22.8 crore for SC, ST welfare in Bijapur district

Staff Correspondent

Special occasion:A procession was taken out in Bijapur on Thursday as
part of B.R. Ambedkar's 120th birth anniversary celebrations.

BIJAPUR: Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries and in charge
of Bijapur district Murugesh Nirani has said that the Government has
released Rs. 22.8 crore for the welfare of Scheduled Caste and
Scheduled Tribes people in the district.

Speaking at 120th birth anniversary celebrations of B.R. Ambedkar
organised by the district administration at Kandagal Hanumantrai
Rangamandira here on Thursday, he said steps had also been taken to
construct community halls for Banjara community in all the eight
Assembly constituencies in the district. The Government had released
Rs. 25 lakh for each constituency for the purpose.

Rs. 2 cr. for bhavan

The Government had released Rs. 2 crore for the construction of Babu
Jagjivan Ram Bhavan in Bijapur city and the foundation stone for the
same would be laid within a week.

Apart from these, the Government had launched several schemes for the
benefit of backward communities, Mr. Nirani added.

"Officials should make sincere efforts to reach the benefits of the
government schemes to the needy to so as to bring into the mainstream
of society. They should be provided education, health facilities and
social security."

Ramesh Jigjinagi, MP, said that people of every community should
spread the message of brotherhood by forgetting internal differences.
Earlier, Ambedkar's portrait was taken out in a procession from Buddha
Vihar to the rangamandira.

City MLA Appasaheb Pattanshetty presided over the programme. Bijapur
Zilla Panchayat president Shankrubai Chalawadi, zilla panchayat
vice-president Shrishailgouda Biradar, Bijapur Development Authority
chairman Bhimashankar Hadanur, Deputy Commissioner S.S. Pattanshetty,
Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer A.N. Patil, Superintendent of
Police D.C. Rajappa and Additional Superintendent of Police F.A.
Trasgar were present.


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