Haryana raises outlay for Welfare of SCs, BCs
Chandigarh, Aug 13 (UNI) The plan budget of Haryana Department of Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes has been increased from Rs 16.75 crore in 2004-05 to Rs 100 crore for the current financial year, Minister for Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Kartar Devi said today.
The budget had been so as to effectively implement a number of schemes for the welfare of members belonging to Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes, the Minister said.
She said the department had benefited 19,523 beneficiaries under 'Indira Gandhi Priydarshini Viwah Shagun Yojna' during the financial year 2006-07.
A budget provision of Rs 21 crore had been made for the current financial year so as to give financial assistance to the beneficiaries for the marriage of their daughters under the scheme.
Ms Kartar Devi said the 'Indira Gandhi Priydarshini Viwah Shagun Yojna' was launched with effect from May 14, 2005 under which the members belonging to Scheduled Castes and widows of all sections of the society living below the poverty line were given grant of Rs 15,000 for the marriage of their daughters.
Those belonging to other sections of the society were given Rs 5,100 for the marriage of their daughters, she added, Referring to the incentive being given for inter-caste marriage, she said it had been enhanced from Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000 provided that either of the spouse belonged to Scheduled Castes.
Under this scheme, she said, a budget provision of Rs 20 lakh has been made during 2007-08.
She said the subsidy for construction of houses by members belonging to Scheduled Castes and Denotified Tribes had been enhanced from Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000. A sum of Rs 10,000 would be given for repair of houses. A budget provision of Rs 10 crore has been made for the cuurent financial year.
The contribution of share capital of the Haryana Backward Classes Nigam had been raised from Rs 50 lakh during 2004-05 to Rs 1.50 crore for 2007-08.