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Andhra govt to provide modern tools to artisans at subsidised price

Press Trust of India  |  Machilipatnam (AP) 

The will provide modern tools to 4.25 lakh artisans at a heavily-subsidised price under the Adarana scheme-2, officials said Tuesday.

B Venugopala Rao, of the Andhra Pradesh State Backward Classes Finance Corporation, told reporters that the had re-introduced the Adarana scheme for the backward classes people and allocated Rs 750 crore to it.

Under the scheme, the government would give modern tools to artisans with a 90-per cent subsidy, which was 70 per cent previously, he added.

Over one would be distributed among the artisans by N Chandrababu Naidu at the on November 12, said.

More than five were received for availing the benefits under the scheme, he said, adding that after scrutiny, 3,91,132 were short-listed.

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 00:10 IST