INDIRAMMA scheme beneficiaries to be compensated

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Hyderabad, Sep 24 (UNI) With the Centre deciding to remove labour component of the Andhra Pradesh Government's pet INDIRAMMA Housing Scheme from the purview of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), the State Government today decided to provide necessary compensation for the housing scheme beneficiaries.

Beneficiaries of the INDIRAMMA scheme, not covered by the NREGS, would be provided Rs 3200 each towards own labour for construction of houses. This would cost the exchequer an additional Rs 1228.80 crore, Information Minister A Ramanarayana Reddy told reporters after a Cabinet meeting here.

The housing scheme beneficiaries under the first and second phase were provided for labour from the NREGS, he recalled.

The Cabinet decided to amend the Education Act, 1982, to stop grant for those private aided educational institutions not providing reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes in appointment of teachers.

The Cabinet also decided to enhance the subsidy component for SCs availing loans from the SC Corporation to 50 per cent from the present ten per cent, subject to a maximum subsidy component of Rs 30,000.

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