The opposition is engaged in launching tirade against the Telangana Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao but ignoring the allegations levelled against his government, he continues to take practical steps to implement what he said. As assured in the assembly recently, the Chief Minister asked the officials to devise special programme for self-employment of minorities without having any linkage to banks.
It is common knowledge that banks have always been hesitant to issue loans to minorities on this or that pretext. The matter was raised on the floor of the assembly and it was brought to the notice of the government that sanctioned self-employment schemes for minorities which were unable to take off due to the inabilities of the beneficiaries to provide collateral security against loans given by banks. To overcome this hurdle, the Chief Minister asked the officials to devise special programmes for self-employment of minorities without having linkage to banks and the quantum of subsidy was enhanced. He asked the Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari to visit Maharashtra to study the institutions which are functioning there and imparting education in Urdu language. On the same line Urdu language will be promoted in Telangana. The other Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali will visit Ajmer where land was allotted to Telangana government for construction of facilities where the pilgrims to Darga could stay.
The Chief Minister reviewed the implementation of schemes for the welfare of minorities and issued instructions to the officials concerned. He said the government decided to extend welfare measures to minorities on par with the SC and ST sections. The government has also decided to appoint 66 translators who can translate from Urdu to English and vice versa.
These schemes should be lauded by one and all.