March 1, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

Truth Triumphs

Govt ready to implement PTCL Act in the State: CM Bommai

Bengaluru, April 14: The Supreme Court has ordered to amend the Prohibition of Transfer of Certain Lands Act and the State government is ready to implement it, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.

The Chief Minister was speaking after presenting the Dr. BR Ambedkar award as part of the 131st birth anniversary celebrations of Dr. Ambedkar.

The SC, ST communities would be provided free power upto 75 units, a subsidy of Rs20 lakh is being given for purchase of land, under the skills development programme training would be provided for 75,000 youth, about 50,000 SC, ST students are being provided with special coaching for competitive exams, hostel clusters are being built for SC, ST and minority students at a cost of Rs280 cr, Bommai said.

Welfare of Weaker Sections

Education, employment and empowerment is the way for the welfare of the weaker sections. Our government would built 100 Ambedkar hostels. The subsidy for self employment has been raised from Rs50,000 to Rs1 lakh, loans would be provided at a lower rate of interest, Bommai said.

Women’s empowerment

A special programme with a grant of Rs500 cr has been formulated for the economic empowerment of women. For the first time it has been decided to pay Rs2000 Risk Allowance for the Paurakarmikas. Remuneration of Anganwadi workers and cooks has been increased, Bommai said.

Dr. Ambedkar is the inspiration

The Chief Minister said that his government is committed to usher in an era of development in the State and Ambedkar is the inspiration behind this resolve. The proposed Rs52 cr ‘Spoorthi Soudha’ would house all the offices rendering various services for the weaker sections.

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