The Karnataka State Development Council meeting chaired by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa approved ₹26,000 crore for for the development of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe on Friday, July 2.
The main project will be divided into the Scheduled Castes sub-plan (SCSP) and Scheduled Tribe sub-plan (TSP).
Out of the ₹26,005.01 crore budget, ₹18,331.54 crore has been allocated for the development of Scheduled Castes and the remaining amount for Scheduled Tribes for the financial year 2021-22, reported.
The subsidy granted to beneficiaries for the construction of toilets/bathrooms will be increased from ₹15,000 to ₹20,000.
Out of ₹18,131 crore allotted for 2020-21 for the development of Scheduled Caste, ₹17,352 crore was spent. Similarly, out of ₹7,814 crore earmarked for the Scheduled Tribe, ₹7,294 crore was spent for the development of the community.
In the FY 2020-21, ₹1,549.40 crore was allotted for Agriculture and Animal Husbandry projects for 14.89 lakh Scheduled Castes and ₹8.64 lakh for Scheduled Tribe.
A total of ₹45.28 crore for the Women and Child Welfare Department and the amount was used to provide facilities to Scheduled Caste worth ₹13 lakh and ₹6 lakh for Scheduled Tribe.