Dalit Bandhu Scheme/Dalitha Bandhu, the latest scheme introduced by the Telangana state government, is also called a welfare scheme for empowering Dalit families and promoting entrepreneurship. Under the scheme, the Dalit direct benefits from Rs 10 lakh per family.
The government provides the benefit without any assurance or proof to low-income families. Suppose the government of Telangana practically implements this scheme. It will be the biggest initiative in the country under direct cash transfer.
Dalit Bandhu Scheme was first announced by the government of Telangana earlier this year in the state budget. On June 25, Chief Minister KCR Garu held a party meeting with the representatives elected on behalf of Dalits and Dalit leaders. In this meeting, CM sir discussed this scheme.
The key points discussed in the meeting are 11,900 Dalit families from 119 Assembly constituencies in the Telangana state, and 100 from each constituency will be selected as the scheme’s beneficiaries.
Under this scheme, each Dalit family will get Rs 10 lakh without any bank guarantee or property assurances to start their businesses. An initial budget of Rs 1,200 crores was sanctioned for this scheme.
Telangana Dalit Bandhu Scheme Benefits:
- This scheme provides financial assistance to Dalit families to start their businesses.
- Eligible Dalit families can apply for this scheme. The selected Dalit families will benefit from Rs 10 lakh cash for starting their businesses.
- All the Scheduled caste people can apply for this scheme. But only selected people will get the benefits of the scheme.
- A total of 11900 families are going to benefit from this scheme.
- One hundred nineteen constituencies will be benefits under this scheme.
- One hundred people from each constituency are selected under this scheme.
- Beneficiaries are not require to repay the amount under this scheme.
Telangana Dalitha Bandhu Eligibility Criteria:
- Telangana Dalit Bandhu is only for poor people.
- The applicant of this Dalit Bandhu scheme must be a permanent resident of Telangana state.
- The family income must be low.
- Families who belong below the poverty line are eligible for this scheme.
We need some documents to be upload to register for the Dalitha Bandhu scheme or apply online for the Dalitha Bandhu scheme. The following are the documents require for uploading online to apply for Telangana Dalitha Bandhu Scheme.
- Aadhar card
- Voter ID card
- Passport size photo
- Bank account details
- Email ID (optional)
- Mobile Number
- Income Certificate
About the Dalit Bandhu scheme:
Dalitha Bandhu’s scheme is mainly for the benefit of poor people in the backward classes. The poorest among the poor are on high priority. The Chief Minister implemented this scheme in Huzurabad and spread it out across the State of Telangana.
The Officials are asking to visit the Dalit areas and interact with the Dalit families to gather their views, ideas, and opinions about this scheme and prepare the rules and guidelines for the scheme.
Eleven thousand nine hundred Dalit families were select from approximately 20990 eligible families. This selection is purely based on the eligibility and guidelines of the scheme.
CM KCR Garu held a meeting for 427 Dalit men and women from the Huzurabad Assembly constituency on July 26. These 427 members include two men and two women from each village and municipal corporation.
This meeting discussed the objectives and benefits and made them understand the implementation and monitoring of the Dalit Bandhu scheme.
Implementation of the Dalit Bandhu Scheme
KCR has introduced many schemes for Dalit empowerment, where beneficiaries must provide bank guarantees to benefit. But now, Dalit Bandhu does not require proof or bank guarantees to benefit under this scheme.
In the past, all the government schemes asked for bank guarantees, but how can a Dalit person have a bank guarantee to benefit under the scheme?
This is why does not ask for or require Bank guarantees to get benefits. And this is not a type of loan for the poor.
The beneficiaries are not require to pay back the amount received under this scheme. This scheme has no backdoor, and all the beneficiaries were select without any partiality or recommendations.
All the beneficiaries will get the amount directly to their accounts through bank transfer.
This is a new flagship program by the government of Telangana to help the poor financially, provide them self employment, and simultaneously encourage entrepreneurship in the State.
The beneficiaries will be provided Rs 10 Lakh as direct cash into their bank to provide financial aid for small businesses.