Hyderabad Telangana

Rs 250-cr modern equipment for Nayi Brahmins: Ramanna

Rs 250-cr modern equipment for Nayi Brahmins: Ramanna

BC Welfare Minister Jogu Ramanna today exhorted the Nayi Brahmin community to make use of modern equipment and machinery for saloons to revive their profession by taking government help.

Speaking to mediapersons, the minister said the State government has allocated Rs 250 crore for encouraging Nayi Brahmins to revive their profession with modern equipment across the State. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao aims to strengthen all the caste and community-based professions by offering necessary financial support, he said.

Ramanna along with Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav launched an exhibition of modern equipment and machinery for saloons and beautician clinics at Begumpet here. In the first phase, the government will release Rs 161 crore and Rs 69 crore in second phase and Rs 20 crore for skill development and training in modern age saloons and beautician clinics.

According to a survey, Telangana has some three lakh Nayi Brahmins and 68,000 members in 17,250 associations, he said, adding that Nayi Brahmins got a format and should give details of the facilities they need in their villages or towns to get the benefited. The scheme will be implemented to reach every Nayi Brahmin family irrespective of the membership through district and local meetings and field level visits.

Srinivas Yadav said the State government was fulfilling all promises and giving 80 per cent subsidy to Nayi Brahmins is a rare thing. He asked the Nayee Brahmins to get benefited either by person or in groups.

Backward Classes Commission Chairman T Srinivas said Chief Minister KCR was taking welfare steps for all backward classes like Periyars. He appealed to the minister to introduce Nayi Brahmin courses in Polytechnics and ITIs, construct a welfare building for the community in Hyderabad and distribute band sets among the community people in villages. (NSS)