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Rs 1 L promised to each SHG in Telangana by Congress

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Seeking to woo women voters for the December 7 assembly elections in Telangana, Monday announced various promises, including a grant of Rs one lakh each to Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in the state.

"For the six lakh groups, women (Self Help) groups... in Telangana,the next government will provide a grant of Rs one lakh to each DWCRA (Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas) group," state N Uttam Kumar Reddy said, addressing a meeting of women organised by the party here.

He said Rs 10 would be arranged for each SHG and its interest would be paid by the

Reddy promised that all members of women SHGs would be given accidental and of Rs five lakh each.

Claiming that Congress governments in undivided Andhra Pradesh had strengthened women SHGs by giving them grants and others, Reddy alleged that the TRS government has completely neglected the groups.

He said the TRS government has 'insulted' women by not giving them any representation in the state cabinet.

Reddy expressed confidence that his party would emerge triumphant in and other states where elections will be held along with

will go to the polls on December 7.

The assembly polls in were originally scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections next year, but the Assembly was dissolved last month as per a recommendation made by the state cabinet.

Congress will be contesting the elections in alliance with TDP, CPI and others and talks are on among the parties parties on seat-sharing and a Common Minimum Programme (CMP).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 20:30 IST