Adi Dravidar committee reviews welfare measures

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: The State Adi Dravidar Welfare Committee on Thursday reviewed the progress of various welfare measures initiated by the Government for the benefit of the Adi Dravida community in the State.

Welfare schemes

Addressing the meeting, Adi Dravida Welfare Minister Tamilarasi said during the last financial year, the State had allotted Rs. 641.54 crore for various welfare schemes for the “depressed” class, 97 per cent of which had been utilised.

There had been a substantial increase in the pass percentage of the community students both in the tenth and plus two examinations.

The Department had spent Rs. 10 crore last year for undertaking repair works in Adi Dravida hostels.

The Minister wanted the department officials to maintain the same tempo in the current financial year also by implementing the welfare measures announced by the Government.

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