Dalit Bandhu Scheme
Dalit Bandhu/Dalitha Bandhu, the latest scheme introduced by the Telangana state government and also called a welfare scheme for empowering Dalit families and promoting entrepreneurship among them. Under the scheme the Dalit’s direct gets Rs 10 lakh per family as a benefit.
Without any assurance or proof to the low-income families the government is providing the benefit. 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, first announced by the government of Telangana earlier this year in the state budget. Recently on June 25, the 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, 100 from each constituency are to be selected as the beneficiaries of this scheme.
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 sanction for this scheme.
Telangana Dalit Bandhu Benefits:
- This scheme provides financial assistance to Dalit families to start their own businesses.
- Eligible Dalit families can apply for this scheme, and the selected Dalit families will benefit from Rs 10 lakh cash for starting their own business.
- All the Scheduled caste people can apply for this scheme. But only selected people will get the benefits of the scheme.
- Total 11900 families are going to be benefitted under this scheme.
- 119 constituencies will be benefits under this scheme.
- One hundred people from each constituency are selected under this scheme.
- Beneficiaries are not required 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.
- The families who belong below the poverty line are eligible for this scheme.
We need some documents to be upload for registering for the Dalitha Bandhu scheme or applying online for the Dalitha Bandhu scheme. The following are the documents required 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 Dalitha Bandhu Scheme:
Dalitha Bandhu 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 decided to implement this scheme in Huzurabad and spread out across the State, Telangana.
The Officials are asked to visit the Dalit areas and interact with the Dalit families to gather their views and ideas, and opinions about this scheme and prepare the rules and guidelines for the scheme.
Eleven thousand nine hundred Dalit families selected 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.
In this meeting, they discussed the objectives and benefits, made them understand its implementation and monitoring.
Implementation of Dalit Bandhu Scheme
KCR has introduced many schemes for Dalit empowerment, where beneficiaries must provide bank guarantees to benefit under the schemes. But now, Dalit Bandhu does not require any proof or bank guarantees to benefit under this scheme.
All the government schemes in the past asked for bank guarantees, but how a Dalit person can have a bank guarantee to benefit under the scheme.
This is the reason why Dalit Bandhu does not ask or require the Bank guarantees to get benefit. And this is not a type of loan for the poor.
The beneficiaries, not required to pay back the amount received under this scheme. There is no backdoor in this scheme, and all the beneficiaries selected without any partiality or recommendations.
All the beneficiaries will get the amount directly to their accounts through bank transfer.
What is the Dalit Bandhu scheme?
This is a new flagship program by the government of Telangana to help the poor financially and provide them self employment and simultaneously encouraging entrepreneurship in the State.
How much amount given under Dalit Bandhu?
The beneficiaries will be provided Rs 10 Lakh as direct cash into their bank to provide financial aid for small businesses.