Telangana govt provides financial assistance through 'Driver Empowerment Programme' to enhance self-employment

May 17, 2022

Hyderabad, May 18 (ANI): Telangana government initiated ‘Driver Empowerment Programme’ to offer financial help and empower the drivers. The main focus of the scheme is to help the drivers belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, minority communities and backward groups. It would help them purchase a vehicle and to earn their own bread. Speaking to ANI, Abdul Hameed, an auto driver by profession, said that he recieved the vehicle from the state government's scheme five years ago. "The total amount was Rs 3 lakh in which I paid Rs 1.5 lakh and another half was paid by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao led government. I have cleared all the debt and the vehicle is mine now," he said. Hailing the KCR government, Hameed said that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is really good and is helping the poor.