KARIMNAGAR: TRS corporator and Dalit leader Kamsala Srinivas on Friday urged the government to sanction loans to people belonging to Scheduled Caste from SC Corporation without any restrictions and link to banks.
Leading other dalit leaders, Srinivas met vice-chairman of state planning commission, Boinapally Vinod Kumar in Hyderabad and submitted a representation urging him to the start the implementation process from the coming financial year.
Srinivas said that the Telangana government, headed by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has given recognition to dalits by allocating chairmen posts in market committees to them.
He said that in the absence of collateral security, which banks have mandated for sanctioning loans, many deserving applicants were being denied loans. To improve social standing of dalits, the government must sanction loans to them from SC corporations, he demanded.
He also urged the government to increase the loan amount to Rs 5 lakh and help support dalit families to become economically sound.
Responding positively to their request, Vinod Kumar called the Welfare minister, Koppula Eshwar on phone and brought the issue to his notice. He urged the minister to prepare proposals for sanctioning loans from SC Corporation without linking them to banks from the coming financial year.
Mechanic workers association state president Thota Babu and granite workers association leader Pannala Ramu were among those who were present along with others....