Scheduled Castes are those castes in the society that suffer from extreme social, educational and economic backwardness arising out of age-old practice of untouchability and certain other matters on account of isolation and lack of civic infrastructure facilities. They need special consideration and programmes for safeguarding their interests and for their accelerated socio-economic development as eradication of poverty remains a major challenge of planned economic development


As part of multi-pronged approach, in addition to existing entitlements like food security, education and social security, a different strategy with a new initiative "Telangana Dalita Bandhu" is introduced to intensify the level of financial assistance to SC households for establishment of suitable income generating economic support schemes as the delivery of credit by banks in the form of loans has become a constraint.


One time capital assistance @ Rs.10.00 lakhs per SC family for all SC eligible families as 100% grant / subsidy to establish a suitable income generating schemes as per their choice (without bank loan linkage).