Incentive for villages that do not practice untouchability

Tamil Nadu government today proposed a hefty hike in the incentive provided to villages that do not practice untouchability.

Written by Agencies | Chennai | Published:May 4, 2012 7:35 pm

Tamil Nadu government today proposed a hefty hike in the incentive provided to villages that do not practice untouchability.

In every district,a village which was not practicing untouchability was selected and presently awarded Rs two lakh which has been increased to Rs 10 lakh,Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Minister N Subramaniam told the state Assembly.

The sum was meant for developing basic amenities in the respective villages,he said,adding,Rs 3.10 crore had been allotted for this purpose and the scheme would cover all districts in the state except Chennai,he added.

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