Telangana CM announces special comprehensive plan for Most Backwards Classes (MBCs)

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Feb. 20 : Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Monday announced that a special comprehensive plan will be put in place for the development of the Most Backward Classes (MBCs) in the state.

While continuing the Backward Classes (BC) Corporation, a separate Most Backward Classes (MBC) Corporation will be set up.

Funds for the MBCs will be allocated in the state budget and the funds will be spent through the MBCDC.

"All classes and sections of the society in the new state should be happy and comfortable. Several castes and families have been distressed due to loss of hereditary professions and lack of assistance from the government.The government will identify such classes, families and find out their financial status," Rao assured.

An exclusive MBC Development Corporation will be set up to help these sections. Funds will be spent through the Corporation and how to spend the funds on whom will be decided after having meeting with the representatives of the MBC's.

There will not be any political interference in the Corporation affairs," he added. The Chief Minister also assured that steps have been taken to asses each and every family, their financial conditions, their problems and as part of this assessment of the MBCs will also be taken up.

Rao announced of extending support to those who are still in their profession and extend financial help to them.

"We will take measures to modernize their trade and provide marketing facilities. We will give skills development, if need be. Those who left the profession, we will provide alternative employment. We will support them in whatever job they want to do," he said. Rao asserted that the government stands with the MBCs and that all possible help will be provided to them.

"The MBC's will directly get funds from the Government. Go ahead with the programmes that are implementable at the ground level. March ahead with the confidence that the Telangana government and CM KCR is with you!" he said. MBC leaders Sri Kalappa, Surya Rao appreciated Chief Minister Rao and said no other Chief Minister in the past ever bothered to listen to their pleas and he was first CM to spend so many hours with them discussing their problems with lot of patience.

They said it was a historic decision to set up an exclusive corporation for the MBCs and routing funds through it.

Source: ANI