HYDERABAD: In line with three-acre land to Dalits, tribals in the state would receive the same extent of land along with other benefits for sustaining cultivation for a period of one year, chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao has said.
After laying foundation stones for Banjara Bhavan, Komaram Bheem Adivasi Bhavan, Babu Jagjeevan Ram Bhavan here on Thursday, he showered promises on the tribal community. The state government released Rs 2.5 crore for construction of these buildings at Banjara Hills which was once inhabited by Banjaras but in due course emerged as posh locality in Hyderabad.
‘’Everybody, every community should get their due share in the new state,” he told the tribal public representatives who gathered at the meeting. Further he said all expenses incurred for cultivation including digging borewells would be borne by the state government.
As per promise made in the run up to the general elections to provide 12 percent reservations to tribals in government posts and educational institutions, he said a committee would be constituted soon with a former High Court judge to advise the government on the issue.
KCR said special teams of doctors would be sent to all tribal hamlets to contain the spread of contagious diseases besides advising them to consume balanced diet to keep diseases at bay.
Besides, he said the State government would provide Rs 10 lakh for each district for celebrating religious leader Sevalal Maharaj birth anniversary. As he was speaking about providing 12 reservation to tribals,a person emerged out of the crowd and sprinted towards the security barricades.
The person demanded that Rajaka (washermen) community be provided reservations much to chagrin of KCR. The agitator did not budge even as KCR requested him not to disturb the meeting by saying that there was time for the issue to be discussed.
However, the intruder did not budge but the police whisked him away.