I congratulate DICCI for having organised the DICCI expo. I have always felt that there is a
enormous power within Dalits in India that needs to untapped. To encourage Dalit entrepreneurs
the Government of Telangana is taking many progressive steps. The Industrial Policy designed is
probably the best in the country and most Dalit-friendly.
Recently we have passed an act in assembly on single window policy for easy setting up of
industries in the state. This could be the best single window policy. The Telangana Industries
department's website will host all the application forms. These forms can be downloaded and the
same can be emailed to the Industries department.After scrutiny of the application, the Government
will invite and will receive the applicant Industrialist at the airport. The necessary paper work and
documentation will be taken care by the department. Within 15 days’ time the potential investor will
be given the necessary approvals for starting the industry.
With regards to encouraging Dalits, the Government will sanction one acre of land and provide a
grant of Rs. 5 crores for setting up of Incubation centre. To overcome the issues of margin money
and loan availability, the Government of Telangana will arrange themoney or will providing the
funding directly to Dalit Entrepreneurs.
I feel elated that Dalit community is seeking connections and not concessions. The Government is
committed in its support to Dalits. We have instructed the Government officials to encourage Dalit
Entrepreneurs in all the departments. We have also planned to encourage 200 contractors from Dalit
Community with a priority of allotment of works. The Government will provide necessary support in
giving them contracts/ projects of all the Departments.
I strongly believe that Dalits have to represent in all walks of life and Dalit entrepreneurs are second
to none. In the state of Telangana the sky is the limit for Dalit entrepreneurs and I request the Dalits
from other states to invest in Telangana and we will welcome you with open arms by extending the
same benefits given to Dalits in Telangana. We have taken a decision to allocate 22% of Industrial
land for Dalit Entrepreneurs.
To conclude, I am extremely happy to see Dalit entrepreneurs showing so much of enthusiasm. I will
make compulsory for DICCI to be present in all the meetings of Telangana along with FICCI, CII and
other organisations. I congratulate all the members who organised this meeting.
I am inspired to be associated with DICCI that is doing great work
for the development of Dalits. Dalit entrepreneurship is exhibiting
great diversity. The success has been a result of efforts and
spirit despite being under centuries of the discrimination. I fully
appreciate DICCI for making great efforts in promoting the cause
I believe the motto of “Job givers and not job seekers” is being
fulfilled. Representing the Govt. of India as a minister, I assure
maximum possible support to the initiatives taken up by DICCI.
Social and financial inclusion is very well taken. An issue of
concern is providing collateral for credit and we from the Govt.
of India fully understand the peculiar and unique problems
faced by Dalit Entrepreneurs regarding their issues of credit and
The new Procurement Policy mandates 20% should be sourced
from the SMEs and 20% of the 20% from the Dalit Entrepreneurs
which will be effective from 1st April 2015. The state of Telangana
is better placed to provide the best support to the Dalits.
I request DICCI to focus on developing women entrepreneurs
among SC/ST community. I also request the Indian Industry
to voluntarily to support SC/ST’s entrepreneurs by providing
dealerships, vendor opportunities and any other opportunities so
that the inequalities are eliminated.