Maharashtra government announces welfare schemes for Dhangar community

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis conducted a sub-committee meeting to discuss the demands of the Dhangar community including reservation under Schedule Tribe (ST) category.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced several schemes to benefit the Dhangar community in the state including 10,000 houses and scholarship for the students along with the hostel facilities. 

In the view of a report carried out by Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), CM Fadnavis chaired a sub-committee meeting to discuss the demands of the Dhangar community including reservation under Schedule Tribe (ST) category. Dhangars are classified as a Nomadic Tribe.

In order to further discuss the reservation demands put forward by the Dhangar community, the Chief Minister decided that the report carried out by TISS will be submitted to the Advocate General. While talking about Dhangar reservation issue, CM Fadnavis added that the state government will represent the matter appropriately in the high court. 

Until then, all the schemes introduced by the state Tribal department will be implemented with different financial provisions for the Dhangar community,” CM Fadnavis informed.

The Chief Minister further declared that dedicated hostels will be constructed for the Dhangar community students in every area. The schemes to admit the Adivasi students in renowned universities will be implemented soon and it will be applicable to the NTC community as well. 

Ahilyabai Holkar Mahamandal will be strengthened for the Dhangar community youth and the horizon of the Mahamandal will be increased to provide skill training and making them financially stable. Moreover, 10,000 houses will be constructed for the community,” said CM Fadnavis. 

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Earlier on February 21, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray met CM Fadnavis regarding the same. CM Fadnavis assured that their demands will be met.

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