The Telangana government today announced the extension of the Dalit Bandhu scheme to four more mandals in four different Assembly constituencies of Telangana.
Currently the scheme is live only in the Huzurabad Assembly constituency in Karimnagar district, which is going in for a by-election soon.
The four new mandals are Chinthakani mandal in Madhira constituency of Khammam district, Thirumalagiri mandal of Tungaturti constituency in Suryapet district, Charagonda mandal of Achhampet constituency in Nagar Kurnool district, and Nizam Sagar Mandal of Jukkal constituency in Kamareddy district. They are located in the northern, southern, eastern and western regions of the state.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on his return from Delhi will call for a meeting of the relevant MLAs and the Collectors of the four districts to finalize on the scheme's implementation in the mandals.
With this move, Chief Minister will be able to at least partially mute the opposition parties crying foul on the scheme demanding that it be implemented in all districts and not just in an Assembly constituency going in for a by-election.
The government has so far released Rs 2,000 crore towards implementation of the scheme in the Huzurabad constituency.
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