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The pension scheme is aimed at mainstreaming members of the sexuality community, who face discrimination.
Officials have been directed to identify beneficiaries.
Future plans include providing jobs to sexuality minorities.
The allowance may be increased to Rs.
1,000 to bring it on a par with that given by the Tamil Nadu government, Mr. Prasad added.
The Ashada Shukravara on July 4, 11, 18 and 25 is expected to draw unprecedented crowds of devotees going by past trends, hence, the authorities were directed by the Minister to ensure that pilgrims were not put through difficulty.
The Minister said that while there were some instances of Dalits breaking barriers of caste to reach new heights and gain recognition, blatant instances of caste atrocities also continued.
"There are cheering developments like the elevation of the former Union Minister M. Mallikarjun Kharge to the post of Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha.
But the rape and murder of two Dalit girls in Uttar Pradesh points to how some sections of the community continue to live in the most vulnerable circumstances," Mr. Prasad said.
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