Nitish launches Mahadalit radio scheme

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar launched a state-wide Mahadalit radio scheme for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes by welfare department under Bihar Mahadalit Vikas mission.

Updated: Feb 25, 2012, 21:16 PM IST

Masaurhi(Bihar): Bihar Chief Minister
Nitish Kumar on Saturday launched a state-wide Mahadalit radio
scheme for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes by welfare
department under Bihar Mahadalit Vikas mission.

He distributed radios to ten mahadalit beneficiaries and
said tahe radios would make the section aware of the
government schemes launched for their socio-economic uplift.

The people should take the benefit of the state`s
schemes for uniforms, cycles and mid-day meals and send their
wards to school regularly.

Speaking on the occasion Deputy Chief Minister SK Modi
said the radios would help the mahadalits know what was
happening in the country and abroad.

The government, he said, had raised the budgetary
allocation for implementation of schemes meant for the uplift
of mahadalits in Bihar during 2012-2013.

State SC/ST Welfare Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, Water
Resource minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary and Food Minister
Shyam Rajak also spoke at the programme.

PTI