Deputy Chief Minister C. Damodar Raja Narasimha announced in the Legislative Council on Tuesday that the government would soon issue orders for setting up a research centre for mapping the socio-economic conditions of Dalit and tribal communities.

Speaking during the debate on the Bill on Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Sub-Plans, he said the Centre would grade the families based on their social and economic status so that the plans could be made for their focused development as part of the Sub-Plans.

It would bring equity among 25 lakh families of SCs and other social groups, he said.

Meanwhile, Council Chairman A. Chakrapani adjourned the House sine die immediately after it passed the Bill.