Center should include Teli community in the backward list – Kshirsagar

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: July 18, 2021 08:15 PM2021-07-18T20:15:01+5:302021-07-18T20:15:01+5:30

Aurangabad, July 18: The constitution has given 27 per cent reservation to the OBC category. Only a few castes ...

Center should include Teli community in the backward list – Kshirsagar | Center should include Teli community in the backward list – Kshirsagar

Center should include Teli community in the backward list – Kshirsagar

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Aurangabad, July 18:

The constitution has given 27 per cent reservation to the OBC category. Only a few castes are benefiting greatly from this reservation. Jaydatta Kshirsagar, former minister and national president of the Akhil Bharatiya Tailik Sahu Mahasabha, demanded that the Teli community should be included in the OBC reservation list as the most backward to bring the community into the mainstream.

He informed about the demands in the press conference organized on the occasion of Marathwada divisional meeting on Sunday. Kshirsagar said that the central government's list includes 2,633 castes in the OBC category and 27 percent reservation in education and jobs is reserved for OBC community. According to a study by the Rohini commission, only a few castes are taking full advantage of OBC reservation. Castes that are small in number are miles away from the reservation benefits. All these small castes are scattered. Teli Samaj is one of them. As suggested by the commission, four groups will be formed in the OBC category. We have asked the central government to include the Teli community in the backward class and give them the benefit of reservation," he said. State president Vijay Chaudhary, president of the women's association Sandhya Savvalakhe, Vikram Chandwadkar, former MP Vijay Waghmare, former MLA Shivaji Chauthe, Kachru Velanjkar, Manoj Santanse and others were present.

Release water in Godavari basin

Our old demand is to release the water of the river Narmada, into the Godavari basin. This will end the drought in Marathwada. The state government has appointed a committee. An action plan is being prepared. Nearly, Rs 18,000 crore will be spent for the project. Kshirsagar has demanded the state government to prepare an action plan as soon as possible as the backlog of irrigation is increasing.

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