Monday, January 9, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Dalit entrepreneurs plan DICCI State unit

Dalit entrepreneurs plan DICCI State unit
Our Bureau

Hyderabad, Jan. 8:

Dalit entrepreneurs in Andhra Pradesh are all set to start State
Chapter of Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI).

Mr Damodar Rajanarasimha, Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and
a dalit leader himself, will formally launch the chapter on January 10
here. DICCI's founder-Chairman, Mr Milind Kamble, will take part in
the inauguration.The first general body of State chapter will meet
that day.

Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Mr Ravi Kumar Narra,
convener of the Andhra Pradesh chapter, said dalit entrepreneurs were
facing problems from banks in getting credit. Despite a Central
Government stipulation, new dalit entrepreneurs were being asked to
show collateral to get loans.

The six-year-old DICCI has chapters in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Delhi,
Chennai, Bangalore and Chhattisgarh.

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