INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT OF STUDENTS -THE TELANGANA SCHEDULED CASTES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Keywords:Telangana, Scheduled Castes, Welfare, Schemes, Integrated development
This research paper explores the programs and schemes for integrated and all-round development of students in Scheduled Castes in Telangana. The Scheduled Caste Development Department dedicated to the integrated and overall development of Scheduled Castes. According to the 2011 census, the scheduled caste's population in the state is 54.32 lakhs, which accounts for 15.43 % of the State's total population. According to the 2011 census, the literacy rate is 66.46%. The literacy level is low among Scheduled Castes with 52.52%. The drop-out ratio is high in Scheduled Castes compared to that of all communities. Many studies revealed that there is the high rate of wastage, stagnation, and inequality of the opportunity. The Indian Constitution states that India as a welfare state. With the salient features in the Preamble and the Directive Principles, The Telangana Scheduled Caste Development Department dedicated to the integrated and overall development of the SC community. The main objectives of the Department are educational advancement, socio-economic development, welfare, and protection of scheduled castes and implementation of programs. With the spirit striving towards the objectives, the government is implementing schemes and programs. They are Pre and Post metric Hostels, Ananda Nilayams, Pre and Post metric Scholarships, Telangana Study Circle, Best Available Schools, Financial Aid to SC Advocates, Scheme of Upgradation of Merit, Ambedkar Overseas Vidya Nidhi.
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