Virendra Singh Rawat
Lucknow / Nov 12, 2019
Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI) is targetting to handhold 1,000 dalit entrepreneurs in Uttar Pradesh in the current financial year.
Addressing DICCI regional conference here recently, its chairman Milind Kamble claimed that following the Chamber’s efforts dalit entrepreneurs had been allotted 56 petrol pumps in UP this year.
Pune-based DICCI, which was established in 2005 by Kamble, currently has 18 state and 7 international chapters.
Meanwhile, UP Scheduled Caste Finance and Development Corporation chairman Lalji Nirmal, who was the chief guest on the occasion, observed dalits were getting empowered in the state since the Yogi Adityanath government had implemented an economic agenda for the emancipation of community.
He said over the past two years, nearly 50,000 dalit households had been provided with employment opportunities in the state.
Besides, 1,389 dalit dominated villages were being developed as ‘model villages’ under the Prime Minister Adarsh Gram Yojana in UP, which will equip them with link roads, solar lighting, e-suvidha, anganwadi, clean water, toilets, pension facilities etc.
Nirmal called upon dalits for becoming self dependent, since mere reservations would not improve their lot in the fast changing world.