Agriculture Minister Kanna Lakshminarayana has said the government would organise awareness programmes on SC/ST Sub-Plan which was given statutory status recently, from April 5 to 14. The Government is seriously committed to implementing the Sub-Plan, he asserted. Speaking to mediapersons here on Monday, Mr. Lakshminarayana said `Kala Jathas¡¯ would be taken out as part of the awareness programmes. The objective is to acquaint beneficiaries with the SC/ST Sub-Plan so that they would benefit from it.

The demand for giving legal status to the Sub-Plans was made by the Planning Commission and National Development Council (NDC) and Andhra Pradesh became the first State to do that.