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Government decides to set up corporation for Madigas

Government decides to set up corporation for Madigas

Context:

The State Cabinet of Karnataka decided to set up the Babu Jagjivan Ram Development Corporation for the uplift of the Madiga (SC) community.

Significance:

  • Ahead of elections, members of the Madiga community have been demanding internal quota within the Scheduled Castes reservation, as per the A.J. Sadashiva Commission Report.
  •  separate corporation would be set up for the Madiga community for their social and economic welfare.
  • A sum of ₹500 crore would be set aside for the corporation for taking up welfare measures

Background:

Mr. Rahul Gandhi has promised separate quota for the Madiga community if the Congress turns victor in the Assembly polls.

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