Jaipur : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje announced various schemes and benefits for the welfare of the people from the SC, ST and OBC categories and economically backward classes (EBC).
Interest free loan of Rs 2 lakh will be provided to hair stylists, cobblers, rickshaw pullers, plumbers among others for skill development. She announced waiver of loans of up to Rs 2 lakh along with the interest on it for SC/ST, sanitation workers and differently-abled. The benefit will cost the state exchequer Rs 114 crore.
Raje also announced Rs 50,000 loan for 50,000 SC/ST, OBC and most backward classes families at 4 per cent interest under the Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Antyoday Swarojgar Yojna.
For the welfare of EBC, the chief minister announced the Sundar Singh Bhandari EBC Swarojgar Yojna for providing Rs 50,000 loan to 50,000 families at 4 per cent interest rate.
Free scooty to 200 girls, who secure 85 per cent in class 10 and 12 board examination, and scholarship scheme of Rs 273.50 crore for pre and post metric students was also announced under the EBC scheme.
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