Patna: The emoluments of `Vikas Mitras`,
working to reach the benefits of development projects to the
dalits in Bihar, was hiked from Rs 4000 to Rs 5000 per month
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said today.
The pay hike would be applicable to all the 9,500 rpt
9,500 (ed correct)`Vikas Mitras`, Kumar said while addressing
a function organised for B R Ambadkar`s birth anniversary
The state government had launched a programme to ensure
literacy of women of each of the Mahadalit families and the
initial target was to make eight lakh rpt lakh (ed correct)
women of that category literate every year, he said.
The state government had also launched `Mukhya Mantri
Shatabdi Mahadalit Vikas Yojna` for providing drinking water,
toilets, drainage and road for the areas of extremely backward
The state government was providing stipends to children
belonging to SC and ST from standard-I and Rs 456 crore was
allocated for the purpose during 2011-12,he said.
He lauded the role of Mahadalit Uplift Centres for
helping the children of Mahadalit families for admission to
schools and even the central government had acclaimed the
process of indentification of Mahadalits.