Dhangars can avail benefits under EWS till ST status given: Goa social welfare minister Phal Dessai

Social welfare minister Subhash Phal Dessai has advised the Dhangar community to avail benefits under the economically weaker section (EWS) category until they get included under the scheduled tribe category. Speaking at a function organised by the Lingayat Gawali community, Phal Dessai said that as most of the Dhangars in Goa are financially backward, it would be in the fitness of things that they avail of government schemes, including reservation benefits, meant for the EWS category.