He said that balanced development of the State was priority of the present government and many welfare schemes were being implemented to achieve this objective. He said that Rs. 1014 crore were being spent under Schedule Caste Sub Plan during current financial year so that this community could avail benefits of various welfare schemes.
Government of India had sanctioned Rs. 33.99 crore for Krishananagar Slum Area under Rajiv Awas Yojna. Rs. 9.26 crore had been received as first installment under this scheme, he added.
Singh said that State Government was providing Rs.75,000 as Housing Subsidy for construction of new houses to SC/ST and OBC beneficiaries. He said that State Government was providing Rs. 50,000 as grant for inter caste marriage.
Chief Minister said that the link road leading to Krishnanagar area would be widened to facilitate the people. It would also help in providing better ambulance services to the people of the area.