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Bengaluru: Free shoes, socks Bhagya to 10,000 SC/ST students


From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Jan 11: Now, it is Shoes and Socks Bhagya for SC/ST students perusing vocational courses in government, aided and private Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in the current academic year 2016-17.

As many as 10,000 SC/ST studentswill be covered in this scheme of providing free shoes and socks at a cost Rs. 10.22 crore.

Briefing reporters after the meeting of the State Cabinet held with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in the Chair in Bengaluru on Tuesday, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra said the students would also be given free tool kits, which is estimated to cost another Rs. 47.84 crore.

The State Cabinet approved a Rs. 1,395 crore proposal of the Karnataka State Road Development Corporation to build 195 bridges to improve connectivity to highways, Jayachandra said.

Permission was granted for re-plantation of rubber on 330 hectares in Sullia and Puttur taluks in Dakshina Kannada district by the forest department at a cost of Rs 19.04 crore.

The Cabinet also cleared the proposal for purchase of 133 mini buses under the National Urban Renewal Mission (NURM)-2 for city transport services in urban areas including Tumakuru and Shivamogga.

The proposal estimated to cost Rs. 32.33 crore would be shared by Centre, State and KSRTC, the minister said.

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  • vishwanath shetty, Vijaypur

    Mon, Feb 27 2017

    good news for karnataka sc st student got 10000 rs shoes
    sidhu sir hates up u doing the great job once side u kick
    the poor people onther side u give the shoe bhagya
    is this shoe manfacturing in italy r ghandhi compny
    bcoz i no woodland shoe 5000 per pair

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  • MN, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 12 2017

    Poor exist only in particular community ?

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  • Sachin, Mangalore / Bangalore

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    Do not teach the next generation about this reservation system. Next generation needs to come out of this reservation system which you politicians have created for your personal benefit.

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  • Rajesh, mangalore

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    This is a third rate game.

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  • Dr Mohan Prabhu, LL.D,QC, mangalore/ottawa

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    Tremendous progress in India. poor getting shoes and socks. Before Independence when I lived in Mangalore for 16 years I never had a pair of shoes, even sandals, to go to school. My father bought me and my brother our first pair (made to order) on the eve of Independence when we were about to leave Mangalore for Bombay (now Mumbai) to join the military establishment!

    We were of course not alone. Most high school students went about (and even played cricket and hockey in the school yard - including yours truly) bare feet. Never thought or even wished to wear shoes. Those days are gone for good. Today, after getting used to them, I am barely able to walk bare feet! The "good life" has "weakened" my feet!

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  • FRANCIS, Dubai

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    Beautiful comment Dr. Prabhu.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    Expensive deal, Govt should have negotiated for a much better deal!!
    Hope no 'commission' or percentage cuts are there

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  • hemanth, bangalore

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    For that price it better be armani shoes

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  • The Guru, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    which branded shoes is this??? Why its costing 10k per student??? Why all the poor people from all religions didn't get this bhagya

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    After 70 years of independence, our govt has to still give free shoes to the needy....This is a shame on our democracy, which failed to uplift poor & make them self reliance...

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  • Sampat. k, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    Shoe Bhagya, Socks Bhagya, When Sarai Bhagya will come for drinkers

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  • R.Fernandes, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    With this minimum 20000 votes increased for Congress & Co.

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  • Dr Mohan Prabhu, LL.D.,QC, mangalore/ottawa

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    Don't forget to take the multiplier effect into account. Each student and his family are a vote bank of five!

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  • A. SHETTY, MANGALORE, KSA

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    There is straight calculation. If the cost taken is RS 1000 per student, it comes 10 million RS (RS 1 CRORE). Where is that remaining 9 crores going? Government is not giving Imported Dr Martin or Cat brand of shoes.

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  • nazeer Husain, jeddah saudi Arabi

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    Most of the govt schools n colleges have no toilets or no door for that or not maintained well. Atleast have some concern for that.See how the girls in that institutions are sufferring for that and somany media channels highlighted that.

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  • Marle, Kudla

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    Right said

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    Only Siddaramaiah can do it. Bjp can only envy due to corrupt politicans.

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  • Anand, karkala

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    How many more years we need to India as the Developed Nation?
    Why people have to wait for Bhagya's?
    Why government not thinking of providing some self employment training along with finance to the poor?

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  • Bobsam, Mangalore / UAE

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    The quality school shoes sold at Bata costs Rs. 2500.00 with 6 months replacement warranty, here we are talking about Rs. 10,220.00, I bet these shoes are imported from France or Italy for our sweet kids or the cost of the shoes is Rs 250.00 as this would be a mass production and the rest of the amount will go to …. Wallets.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    Giving without promising is Heavenly ...

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  • SShetty, Udupi/Muscat

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    which company is producing/marketing these shoes and socks and what is the % percentage to government ?

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  • Zeitgeist, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    SShetty,

    If you calculate on the basis of amount sent per child, it seems to that the shoes and socks are probably provided by Nike or Adidas.

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  • dinesh, dubai

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    what about other ITIs students.? they are not students for you..? in 10.22crore you may give this to all student..this is completely bielection gimik.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Suratkal/M'lore/Bahrain

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    That's good initiative from govt, they should also plan for giving better education and other facilities.Hope this will be for all and not for a particular community.

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    Please maintain quality of shoes shocks which is very importnat to long last and for the skin health.

    Initiative is really appriciated....

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  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    Do Not worry.
    Ten thousand rupees for a pair of shoes and socks.
    It will be of very high quality, imported directly from italy!!

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  • Sudhakar, Kallianpur

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    Gangaram,

    Each pair costs around Rs. 10,220/=, must be imported branded product. Not to worry about quality and skin halth!!!!!

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  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    Why this scheme only for SC STs?

    What wrong the poor students from other castes have done to be deprived of this facility?

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    by the way. did you ever appriciated good things from this govt?

    You are just trying to find stones in pure curd.

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  • Zeitgeist, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    Gangaram,

    I agree with shankar.

    Govt has done a good thing. But it is not fair to the other people who are poor but dont belong to SC/ST.

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    He is good in advising others Not to search stones in Curds...

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  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    Would have appreciated if one scheme was there benefiting all without discriminating people on the basis of cast.
    As soon Sidhu became CM, you must be remembering Excursion bhagya for 'Ahinda' students!!
    Then came shaadi bhagya and many others followed!!

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  • krish, Dubai

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    new month they will extend for all
    because of calculatiuon
    10.22 crores for 10000 students means 10220 Rs per student.
    Hardly they will spend 500-1000 Rs per student, rest will compensate their black money loss.
    min. 9000 profit by 1 student
    in future siddu will announce shoe and socks for all 6 crore kannadiga
    6 crore X 9000Rs = Rs. 54,000 Crore.
    Simple calculation
    Sleeping man rocks

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  • KRISHNA, MANGALORE

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    Mr Cm you are only saying all are equal. know what is this

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  • ramesh shettigar, mangalore

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    10.22 crore rupees to 10000 students @ Rs.10220/- per student for shoes and socks? How many pairs the government is giving ?

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  • Gilbert, Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    As usual like all schemes, more than 90% of the sanctioned amount will be shared by the policician & babus.

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    Good observation ......All chors that too pakka
    only 10,000 sc/st students in the whole of karnataka state

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  • FLAVIAN DSOUZA, CHIK/BENGALURU

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    As long as it reaches the right people its all good ..and no kickbacks .

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  • Acchu, Mlore

    Wed, Jan 11 2017

    Good move, this should be appreciated.

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