Rs.1 lakh assistance to 8,056 minorities in the state

The ruling BRS government that has launched the BC Bandhu scheme where the artisans were given financial assistance of Rs. One lakh is now extended to the minorities as well. As many as 8,056 craftsmen and petty vendors were given Rs. One lakh financial assistance. The state government has released Rs. 80.56 crore for the purpose.

The programme was launched by the BC and Minority welfare minister Koppula Eshwar and Home Minister Md Mahmood Ali at a glittering function held at LB Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Eshwar said the BRS government had spent Rs. 15,000 crore for minority welfare during the past nine years. For the year 2023-24, the state government allocated Rs. 2,200 crore and now granting Rs. One lakh.

Mr Mahmood Ali lauded the gesture of chief minister Mr K Chandrashekhar Rao and his kindness towards the minority welfare. “Every aspect of minorities is being taken care of. The youth are getting Rs. 15 to Rs 20 lakh financial assistance to pursue higher education overseas. There were instances where CM KCR gave Rs 35 lakh to youth who were in need,” he pointed out. Mr Ali exhorted the Muslim community members to focus on the educational improvement of their children mainly focusing on girl child education.

There was a kind of festival environment at the function with a large number of Muslim community elders, public representatives and the poor celebrating the occasion. Minister Mr Ali called upon the community members to strengthen CM KCR and further benefit from his community-friendly welfare measures.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao