Hyderabad, Sept. 21 -- The release of Minority Welfare budget and loan is woefully inadequate in Telangana state which has affected important minority schemes during the last four years. These schemes include minorities' educational and economic progress, scholarship reimbursement and self employment loan schemes.

The Telangana state government had announced the Dalit Bandhu scheme and started paying Rs.10 lacs to each dalit family under a pilot project. Other communities are also demanding Dalit Bandhu like schemes for their Welfare.

A review of the Minority Welfare budget during the last seven years will indicate that the government had not released complete budget even for a single year.

The main reason for the allocated amount not ...