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K'taka to launch Rs 1900 cr worth schemes for BCs, SC/STs

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Belthangady, May 5 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said the social welfare department, with the help of Central assistance, would spend Rs 1,900 crore for implementing welfare schemes for the backward classes and SC/STs in the state.

Speaking after inaugurating a new building of a private college here, he said the JD-(S) BJP coalition government in the state had started e-Governance in 36 centres in Bangalore. Handicapped persons and poor women were given preference while recruiting staff at these centres.

He said the ''Janatha Darshan,'' a weekly programme during which he met the people in person and listened to their grievances, had helped in having first hand knowledge about their problems. He was even able to solve their few problems on the spot, he added.

Complimenting the efforts made by mutts and private institutions in bringing about social reformation in the state, Mr Kumaraswamy said the government drew inspiration from the social activities taken up by Sri Kshetra Dharmastala, under the leadership of D Veerendra Heggade.

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