Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced on Friday that Scheduled Caste (SC) employees working for the state government will receive reservations about promotions.
He said a quota will be set within three months after all this framework has been identified.
Mr. Khattar spoke at a state level organized in Narwana, Jind district for the 646th birthday of Guru Ravidas.
Families belonging to the Scheduled Castes who want to set up small and micro industries will now receive a 20 percent discount on land purchases, the prime minister also said. Until now, such families received a 10 percent discount.
The chief minister further announced that a medical college would be built in Rasulpur village of Fatehabad district named after Guru Ravidas.
In addition, a chair will be established at Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, in the name of Guru Ravidas for conducting research on his ideas and teachings, he said.
Khattar said land has been identified to build a memorial in the name of Guru Ravidas near Pipli, Kurukshetra. A hostel and a school will also be built, he added.
People of the SC community will also receive an additional 20 percent interest rate subsidy on loans taken for business purposes, the chief minister said.
A venture capital fund will be established to provide financial support on behalf of the state government to promote self-employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for young people belonging to the registered castes, he said.
Free coaching will be provided to children belonging to communities of registered castes to pursue higher education and prepare them for competitive exams, Mr Khattar announced.
“So far, 55,000 families have been provided with houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in Haryana. Now the state government is conducting surveys among families with annual incomes of up to Rs 1.80 lakh. Full aid will be given to all such families to build houses,” said he.
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