Telangana

Sandra urges govt to deposit Rs 15 lakh on each Dalit in lieu of three-acre land

Sandra urges govt to deposit Rs 15 lakh on each Dalit in lieu of three-acre land

Telangana TDP MLA Sandra  Venkata Veraiah today suggested that the State government deposit Rs 15 lakh in the name of each Dalit if it was not able to provide three acre land as promised.

Sandra, who participated in SC/ST sub-plan meeting called by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao here on Friday, submitted a memorandum in this regard. He said if the government was not able to provide three acre land to Dalits, there should be a fixed deposit of Rs 15 lakh each in the name of RDO. The interest accrued on fixed deposit should be distributed to Dalits for their livelihood, the TDP MLA said. Sandra also asked the government to set up a separate commissionerate to ensure implementation of  SC and ST sub plans headed by a senior IAS officer.

The TDP MLA also urged the government to give subsidy to Dalits to visit Ambedkar shrines like it was giving subsidy to Muslims for Haj yatra. He also urged the government to hand over 115-year-old Victoria Home for the benefit of Dalits. (NSS)