Nagpur: Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has allocated additional funds of Rs 28.81 crore for the development of places related to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. Out of these Rs. 9.41 crore has been given for renovating Deekshabhoomi at Nagpur, Rs. 2.36 crore for development of places at Mohad and Rs 17.03 crore for the development of places at Chincholi.
These allocations have been approved by Thawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment as a part of 125th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Dr Ambedkar. It may be pointed out that 50% of the amount allocated for Deekshabhoomi has already been released to the District Collector, Nagpur to speed up the work.