About Telangana Tribals
After the formation of the new State of Telangana on the 2ndJune, 2014, the State Government has attached top-most priority for the development of Scheduled Tribe population in the State, which accounts for 9.34 per cent of the total population (as per 2011 census), which is significantly higher compared to the percentage of 6.99 STs in the combined State of AP. Many innovative schemes like Kalyana Lakshmi for financial assistance to ST girls of marriageable age have been planned by the Tribal Welfare Department.
Published on Oct 17, 2015
With a view to alleviate financial distress in the families of Scheduled Tribes, the Government launched an innovative scheme called “Kalyana Lakshmi” under which financial assistance of Rs.51,000/- shall be paid to every ST unmarried girl of 18 years and above age at the time of marriage which parental income shall not exceed Rs.2.00lakhs per annum. Further, to ensure uninterrupted release of funds, the scheme has been included under Green Channel.
B.V.S. Bhaskar, The Hindu, CHINTURU (A.P.) / MOUNT EVEREST CAMP:, May 21, 2016
Doodi Bhadraiah, a tribal youth, has created a record of sorts by climbing world’s highest mount — the Everest — on Friday, and he is first tribal lad from Andhra Pradesh to achieve the feat — after bifurcation.
He is part of the Transcend Adventures International Mount Everest, Hyderabad, a professional unit led by Arjun awardee Sekhar Babu Bachinepally. This year, Mr. Babu took eight others along with Bhadraiah to the expedition. The ‘Koya’ lad is from of Kothapalli village in Chinturu mandal, which was merged into East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh from Khammam district in Telangana. | To read the full article, click here >>
Source: ‘Koya’ youth climbs Everest, creates record – The Hindu
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