DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF MINORITIES
The Ministry of Minority Affairs has not conducted any specific socio-economic survey/ assessment of minorities in the country. However, as per Census 2011, the ‘Literacy Rates’ and the ‘Work Participation Ratio’ for the minorities have shown considerable improvements in respect of minorities as compared to Census 2001. The details are as under:
|Name of Religion||Census 2001||Census 2011|
|Literacy rate||Work Participation Rate (WPR)||Literacy rate||Work Participation Rate (WPR)|
|Other religions and persuasions||47.0||48.4||59.9||48.5|
|Religion not stated||61.3||41.6||74.7||31.3|
State/UT-wise details of ‘literacy rates’ and the ‘Work Participation Ratio’ are available on the website of the Office of Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
As against the Budget provision of Rs. 3,712.78 crore provided during 2015-16, Rs. 3,654.85 Crore was expended by the Ministry of Minority Affairs for the welfare of minorities. For the year 2016-17, the Government has increased the Budget provision for the Ministry at Rs. 3,800.00 crore as against Rs. 3,712.78 crore provided during 2015-16. During the year 2015-16, Rs. 3,654.85 Crore was expended by the Ministry for the welfare of minorities.
This Information was given by Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi the Minister of State (IC) for Ministry of Minority Affairs in reply to a question in Lok Sabha yesterday.