Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister says State has limited resources; Nani advises BJP leaders to stage protests in Delhi to ease burden on people
There is no official word on what transpired between Rao and Shah during these meetings.
According to sources, officials also verified details of Dalit Bandhu applicants and beneficiaries, to check if anyone had illegally obtained benefits.
In a meeting held at the MPDO office in Huzurabad on Saturday, the DEO gave directions to officials asking them to help turn the programme into a grand success.
With the launch of the scheme, the State government is preparing to allocate around Rs 20,000 crore to Rs 30,000 crore every year for Dalit Bandhu in the State Budget from 2022-23.
Under Dalit Bandhu scheme each SC family will get Rs 10 lakh, without a bank linkage.
When a person said that he would start a chicken centre, the CM said that just Rs 50,000 was enough for a chicken centre and advised him to think big and start a big business.
Huzurabad segment in-charge and BC Welfare Minister Gangula Kamalakar said one lakh people will be mobilized for the launch of the programme.
BJP MLA M Raghunandan Rao further said Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao claimed to go on a hunger strike, but did not.
In a statement, BJP MLA Raja Singh said that CM K Chandrasekhar Rao planned to win the ensuing Huzurabad byelection by offering thousands of crores of rupees, and planned to give gifts to SCs.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced that, due to Andhra's disposition, water from the Godavari river would be diverted to the Krishna river basin to meet irrigation requirements.
A proposal for the creation of a Centre for Dalit Enterprises in all district headquarters to help Dalit entrepreneurs was also approved.
Pointing out that even budgetary funds allocated to SCs were underutilised, J Geetha Reddy explained that in the past, funds of out of Rs 85,000 allocated to SCs, only Rs 47,000 crore were spent.
The government brought revenue staffers to the Huzurabad Assembly constituency to make a comprehensive list of eligible candidates to provide the scheme's benefits.
The TSRTC Joint Action Committee will hold ‘Chalo Bus Bhavan’ on August 7, besides organising a State-level meeting at the Sundarayya Vignan Kendra in the city on August 3.