The Backward Classes Finance Corporation 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, Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh State Backward Classes Finance Corporation, told reporters that the state government 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.
More than five lakh applications 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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