How Dalit and Tribal welfare funds are spent in Karnataka

Siddaramaiah, as LoP had opposed utilising SCSP/TSP funds for infrastructure but as CM, his government is using them to fund Guarantees.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jul 09, 2024 | 1:15 PMUpdatedJul 09, 2024 | 1:15 PM

Karnataka CM puts bill to provide reservation for Kannadigas on hold

The Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan and Tribal Sub-Plan funds meant exclusively for the welfare of Dalit and Tribal beneficiaries are being diverted by successive governments in Karnataka from their intended purpose. This issue came to the fore recently as the Siddaramaiah government decided to utilise over ₹14,000 crore of the SCP/TSP grants to fund the five guarantee schemes.

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