Staff Correspondent

BIDAR: The Ambedkar Yuva Sene has alleged that the State Government has failed to utilise funds set aside for the welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

In the last year's budget, the coalition Government had promised to allocate Rs. 492.10 crore for SC/ST welfare.

However, it released only Rs. 265.25 crore and spent only Rs. 220.25 crore.

This shows that the Government is not committed to the development of deprived classes, sene leaders said.