Ambedkar statue to be unveiled on May 1

 Addressing a press meet here, he said the bronze statue is seven and half feet tall. Various organisations were demanding the installation of the statue since 1980.

He said “the beneficiaries belonging to SC/ST under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) are not receiving  funds for the work undertaken.” “Suvarna Bhoomi scheme of the state government is unscientific. If a district administration receives more applications than the target, then the farmers will be selected through lottery, which is unscientific. All the small farmers and marginal farmers should get the benefits of the scheme,” he added.

Rajaram said a Circle should be named after Ambedkar in the city corporation limits. The poor Dalits who do not have sites should be given sites. Dalit families who have been residing on government lands for the last several years in the MCC limits should be given title deeds and door numbers by the authorities concerned. He said “the funds earmarked under 22.75 per cent of the budget of the MCC for the education of Dalit students should be utilised effectively and the scholarship should be disbursed on time. The funds earmarked for the SC/ST should be utilised for the development of SC/ST colony in MCC limits. The services of all the daily wage labourers in the MCC should be regularised and  funds for Dalits should not be diverted,” he added.

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