Govt will solve BC's genuine demands: Minister

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Hyderabad, Jan 25 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Minister for Backward Classes (BC) Welfare and Chairman of the Ministerial Committee on BC M Mukesh Goud today said the committee would submit necessary recommendations to the State Government to solve the genuine demands of the BCs in the state.

Addressing the representatives of variuos BC organisations after hearing their suggestings and problems at a meeting here, he said the government would take necessry steps to help the 94 castes in BC community and artisans in the state.

The govenrment had taken up several welfare schemes for the BCs in the state, he added.

Andhra Pradesh Agriculture Minsiter N Raghuveera Reddy said the state government had given a monthly pension of Rs 200 to 21.32 lakh people.

He said the government had constructed 19.88 lakh houses for BCs.

The govenrment had enhanced the budget allocations from Rs 348 crore to 652 crore for BCs, he said, adding, it had provided 7.29 lakh scholarships to BC students, amounting Rs 118 crore.

Lauding the efforts taken by the state government for implementing various welfare schemes for BCs, Andhra Pradesh BC Welfare Associatin President R Krishnaiah said the association would go ahead with an hunger strike from January 28 if the government failed to solve their demands.

The demands which include the enahcenment of mess charges of the BC students, reimbursement of total tuition fees, allocation of Rs 500 crore to the BC Corporation every year and loans upto Rs one lakh to BC families with 50 per cent subsidy.

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