SCHEME FOR WELFARE OF MINORITY COMMUNITY

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SCHEME FOR WELFARE OF MINORITY COMMUNITY

By PIB Delhi

The Government implements various schemes for the welfare and upliftment of every strata, including minorities, specially the economically weaker and lesser privileged sections of the society, through various schemes of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Women and Child Development and Ministry of Rural Development.

Ministry of Minority Affairs specifically implements various schemes across the country for socio-economic and educational empowerment of the six (6) centrally notified minority communities. The schemes/programmes being implemented by the Ministry are as under:

(A) Educational Empowerment Schemes

(1) Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme

(2) Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme

(3) Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Scheme

(B) Employment and Economic Empowerment Schemes

(4) Pradhan Mantri Virasat Ka Samvardhan (PMVIKAS)  

(5) Equity to National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) for providing concessional loans to minorities.

(C) Special Schemes

(6) Jiyo Parsi: A scheme for reversing the population decline of Parsis in India.

(7) Qaumi Waqf Board Taraqqiati Scheme (QWBTS) and Shahari Waqf Sampatti Vikas Yojana (SWSVY).

(D) Infrastructure Development Schemes

(8) Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK)

The details of the funds released for last three years in the Schemes under which the funds were released to the beneficiaries under DBT mode are as below:

S. No.Name of SchemeTotal funds released (in Crore)
1Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme4001.37
2Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme1353.45
3Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Scheme1027.74
4Maulana Azad National Fellowship Scheme247.50
5Padho Pardesh Scheme56.77
6Nai Udaan20.13

This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

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