Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday said the Dalit Bandhu scheme will be implemented with the same spirit the way statehood for separate Telangana was achieved. Claiming he will not rest till the last Dalit family was covered, the CM urged intellectuals to take a proactive role and enlighten Dalits on the scheme.
“The scheme will turn into a movement in the country,” he said. At a review meeting on Dalit Bandhu in Karimnagar district collectorate, KCR said the scheme was not aimed at garnering votes during elections. He said his government was viewing implementation of Dalit Bandhu as a ‘maha yagna’.
The government will spend about ₹20,000 crore to ₹30,000 crore on two to three lakh Dalit families a year via the scheme, he said. “About ₹1.75 lakh crore will be spent on Dalits in a phased manner.”
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