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Dalits plan rally on "failure" of Gujarat govt to disburse Rs 2.73 crore scholarship to 70,000 children for 2 years

A wheat flour being handed over to Kirit Rathod, one of the 500 collected from villages
By Our Representative
Dalit rights activist Kirit Rathod has claimed that, over the last two years, the Gujarat government has failed to disburse Rs 2.73 crore to 60,934 Dalit and Adivasi school going children as scholarship. Seeking to highlight the failure. Gujarat Dalit activists have decided to hold a rally on August 14 near the district collector's office in Ahmedabad.
Rathod said, there was failure to disburse the scholarship to Dalit and Adivasi students despite the fact that there was budgetary allocation for it.
"While government spent Rs 3000 crore on publicity, why it did it fail to provide money for scholarship to school-going children?", he asked, adding, "This is happening despite a clearcut policy which requires scholarship to paid to Dalit and Adivasi students studying free of cost in private schools."
"On August 14, representatives from about 500 villages from across Gujarat will gather in Ahmedabad with wheat flour bags to be sent to the Gujarat government. the bags will be handed over to the district collector", said Rathod, adding, "We have called our programme  'Vote Nahi, Lot', as we have already given to the government vote, and it is now sitting in power, now we plan to give them flour, so that it could sell the flour and collect funds for scholarship."

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