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Dalits call for better deal in flagship schemes

If the business gharanas of today have enjoyed government patronage, when will our turn come, asks Milind Kamble, chairperson of the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI). He will pose the question to Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he presides over the chamber’s 10th anniversary celebrations on Tuesday.

The chamber will seek a greater share and strategic partnership in the “Make in India”, Digital India and the Smart Cities flagship programmes of the government.

More than 1,200 entrepreneurs from all over the world, especially from Africa, the UAE, Japan and South Africa, will congregate in a show of strength at the function at Vigyan Bhavan, being held in partnership with the Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry.

The richest among them will be Rajesh Saraiya from Ukraine, who has established a name in the steel business with offices in the U.K., the UAE, China, Russia and India. Mr. Kamble says Mr. Modi’s participation is special as the Prime Minister has not attended events by the Confederation of Indian Industry or the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. While the government has mandated that PSUs must procure 20 per cent of goods, services and products from small and medium enterprises, four per cent of it has to be from Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe units. DICCI expects Mr. Modi to make big announcements.

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