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Steps for promoting SC/ST civil contractors' welfare: Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The government is taking concrete steps, including offering training to SC, ST civil contractors,towards promoting their welfare, KT said today.

The offered training to 80 contractors and 60 of them are already working on contracts, the for and said.

Rao was speaking at an event organised by theDalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI) and others on the occasion of the birth

The has obtained 'mini (sewer) jetting machines' in to put an end to manual cleaning and to promote Dalits in the sector as industrialists, he said.

The government would take a decision in a fortnight on the request made to set up a 'business facilitation cell', he said.

The is trying to revive companies in a poor shape before they become fully sick through 'industrial health clinics', Rao said.

Highlighting the importance of education, he said the government is spending substantial funds on providing education to those belonging to backward sections through the overseas scholarship scheme and residential educational institutions.

The agitation was conducted as per Ambedkar's principles of organising and educating people, Rao said.

On the occasion, he presented awards to entrepreneurs in and other categories.

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

First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 20:40 IST