The Karnataka government and Minority Development Corporation hold awareness program for people from backward classes who are not benefitted by the government schemes
Bengaluru: The Karnataka Minority Development Corporation (KMDC) said that only 12 lakh out of the two crore Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Karnataka have received benefits from government schemes. There are eight schemes initiated by the corporation to empower backward classes in the field of education, entrepreneurship and agriculture. Thus, the KMDC launched its first ever district-level scheme awareness program. The awareness program will include seminar for attendees to learn the process of application for government schemes. The corporation will check Grama One centres to assist the beneficiaries throughout the process.
Laxamma, a beneficiary from Ramnagara said, “They called me here for the program. I got to know about the schemes. I will start the sheep rearing business now as I got to know that I don’t have to pay interest for the loans.”
According to experts, these awareness programs will help people. Nagesh Hegde, developmental journalist, said, “When just schemes are announced they don’t give any publicity to it at all. Only officials know it; public generally don’t know anything about it. So, this is definitely going to benefit people.”