Rs 10 cr for training job candidates of SC/ST categories – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

CHENNAI: Minister for Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Kayalvizhi Selvaraj told the Assembly that the state is reviewing the Panchami Age-Old Land Problems Bill, and steps will be taken to provide electricity connections to 1,000 farmers belonging to SC/ST communities with a 90% subsidy, at a cost of Rs 23.37 crore.

The Minister said that 10,402 vacancies in government services have been identified and steps are being taken to fill the gap. In addition, steps are being taken to fill the 452 teaching vacancies in Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Department Schools and Homes.

Some of his important announcements are:

10,000 students from SC/ST communities will be trained for the competitions at a cost of Rs 10 crore

Value-added professional coaching for 2,000 WSHG from SC/ST communities at a cost of Rs 2.50 crore

A grant will be given to 500 members of the Scavengers Welfare Board to buy a house at TNUHDB at a cost of Rs 55 crore

To help landless farm laborers in SC/ST communities to buy land, a 50% grant will be given to 200 such laborers at a cost of Rs 10 crore

Ten hostel buildings for school children and five hostel buildings for students will be constructed at a cost of Rs 73.80 crore

Infrastructure in tribal settlements in 17 districts will be upgraded at a cost of Rs 17 crore

Rs 2.25 crore has been set aside to subsidize 500 people to buy cattle

Rs 45 lakh has been set aside for a grant to 50 SC/ST people to establish Aavin Milk Booths

Rs 90 lakh has been set aside for a grant to establish cement sales depots to 100 people from SC/ST communities

To provide more hostel facilities for SC/ST students, seven new university hostels will be constructed at a cost of Rs 3.35 crore

To prepare students to face competitive exams, electronic libraries will be established in 50 SC/ST university hostels at a cost of Rs 70 lakh

To ensure the safety of female students, CCTV cameras will be installed in 90 university hostels at a cost of Rs 50 lakh

Television sets will be provided to 22 university hostels at a cost of Rs 15 lakh.

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