Published On : Mon, Sep 25th, 2017

Unmet demands, Failed promises! Tribal students protest against the DBT scheme

Nagpur: Students from all over the Vidarbha region conducted a massive protest under the banner of ‘Tribal Students Union’ at the Samvidhan Square. The protest was carried out to abolish the Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme under which, the students have been waiting for their stipends for several months now.

It is to be mentioned that the students had already warned of the protest a few days ago. However, as their demands were not heard, they carried a massive protest on Monday.

The tribal students, who were to receive a 60 percent subsidy in their bank accounts under Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme soon after taking admission in their respective hostels, await the same for past four months now. As a result, the students of this community are now demanding, the closure of this very scheme. Students of Tribal Students

Harshad Salame

Union, for the same, had written to Tribal Development Minister Vishnu Sawra. They are also demanding that the DBT scheme should not only be closed but the earlier functional scheme should be resumed.

While talking to Nagpur Today during the protest, Harshad Salame, B.S.W. student stated, “We are facing a lot of troubles due to this newly introduce scheme. Thus, we demand closure of this scheme and resume of the old scheme”.

The tribal students are also demanding that the Deendayal scheme should also be discontinued. As is being claimed, the funds provided to the students under this scheme are not sufficient enough to meet their needs.

Students are also complaining of lack of internet facilities in their hostels.