APCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana has favoured allocation of funds for Backward Classes in the budget be made on the basis of their population.

He wanted the government to constitute a special plan on the lines of the Scheduled Caste component plan and tribal sub plan for weaker sections. Mr. Satyanarayana was participating in a meeting convened by the APCC's OBC department in connection with the 121 {+s} {+t} death anniversary of Jyothirao Phule at Gandhi Bhavan on Monday.

The APCC president said the constitution of separate fund in the form of sub-plan would help in channelising funds effectively to the BC welfare.

The budgetary allocation made under the special plan could be utilised for social welfare hostels and other welfare schemes for BCs and other weaker sections.