Dalits ask CM to spend SC/ST funds

HYDERABAD: Demanding full utilisation of funds allocated under SC/ST sub-plan for development of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, a delegation of intellectuals and activists called on ch

Published: 19th February 2012 03:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:58 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Demanding full utilisation of funds allocated under SC/ST sub-plan for development of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, a delegation of intellectuals and activists called on chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy here on Saturday requesting him to initiate measures for implementation of tribal sub-plans.

The delegation led by former chief secretary Kaki Madhava Rao comprised retired IAS officer B Danam, Centre for Dalit Studies director M Anjaneyulu, senior journalist Mallepalli Laxmaiah and Dalit Bahujan Party secretary P Shankar.

In their representation to the chief minister, the delegation stated that `40,829.65 crore under SC special component plan and tribal subplan was sanctioned. However, out of the sanctioned amount about `21,604.41 crore remained unspent denying the SCs and STs of their legitimate share in development.

The chief minister is learnt to have assured the team to look into the issue.

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