Patna: Employment-oriented schemes were needed for the uplift of Mahadalits in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Saturday.
"It has become imperative to link Mahadalit households with employment-oriented schemes for their uplift," the Chief Minister said at a meeting to review the schemes of the Mahadalit Mission.
Steps should be taken for increasing their sources of income by implementing schemes for landless farming, rearing goats, setting up dairies, besides commercial training.
Kumar emphasised on making more efforts for boosting the economic and social condition of Mahadalit families to bring them to the mainstream of the society.
The officials informed the Chief Minister about employment of 9,530 Vikas Mitras against 9,875 posts, besides status of land for Dalits.