Bangalore, April 5: The subsidy being paid for the SC ST communities under the Land Ownership Scheme would be raised to Rs 20 lakh from the present Rs 15 lakh. A decision to this effect has been taken, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.
The Chief Minister in his address at a function to present the Babu Jagjivan Ram award said, the subsidy being paid for construction of homes for the SC, ST communities would be raised to Rs2 lakh from the present Rs1.75 lakh.
Self Employment Scheme
It has been decided to formulate Babu Jagjivan Ram Self Employment Scheme for SC ST communities in every taluk. The scheme would be formulated and introduced within a week, Bommai said.
Free power upto 75 units
The State government has decided to provide free power upto 75 units for SC ST communities in rural areas. A government order to this effect would be issued within a week. A special scheme to provide training for SC ST students in boarding schools to appear in various competitive exams would be launched this year, Bommai said.
Babu Jagjivan Ram was an epitome of honesty, integrity and commitment. The credit for making India self-sufficient in food grain production through the Green Revolution goes to him, Bommai said.