The residents of Vasalamarri village in Turkapalli mandal of Nalgonda district exuded confidence that they can prove to be successful in life with Dalitha Bandhu scheme.
The village was adopted by Chief Minister Mr K Chandrasekhar Rao and a total of 76 dalith families got Rs 10 lakh financial assistance each as part of Dalitha Bandhu scheme. Of them, 57 were grounded and rest are underway.
A group of officials – CMO additional secretary Ms Smitha Sabharwal, OSD Ms Priyanka Varghese, women and child welfare commissioner Ms Divya Devarajan, CMO secretary Mr Rahul Bojja, district collector Pamela Satpathy, and others visited the village on Wednesday.
They inquired about the nutrition of children in Anganwadi centres and inspected the height and weight of children at the centre. They later visited the houses of Dalitha Bandhu beneficiaries – B Susheela, Bollaram Lavanya, Gyara Andalu, Bollaram Ramulu, and others. They interacted with the beneficiaries and sought to know their difficulties and benefits from the scheme. They said they are now more confident of bettering their lives.
Government whip Ms Gongidi Sunitha Mahender Reddy told the beneficiaries not only to benefit from the scheme but provide employment to fellow villagers. “It is the dream of the chief minister Mr KCR to see the dalith families are empowered economically and he bravely introduced the scheme allocating crores of rupees,” she said.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao