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Andhra govt to provide modern tools to artisans at subsidised price

Machilipatnam (AP): The Backward Classes Finance Corporation will provide modern tools to 4.25 lakh artisans at a heavily-subsidised price under the Adarana scheme-2, officials said on Tuesday.

Andhra govt to provide modern tools

B Venugopala Rao, Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh State Backward Classes Finance Corporation, told reporters that the state government had re-introduced the Adarana scheme for the backward classes people and allocated Rs 750 crore to it.


Under the scheme, the government would give modern tools to artisans with a 90-per cent subsidy, which was 70 per cent previously, he added.

Over one lakh tools would be distributed among the artisans by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu at the Vijayawada Municipal Stadium on November 12, Rao said.

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More than five lakh applications were received for availing the benefits under the scheme, he said, adding that after scrutiny, 3,91,132 were short-listed.

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