2017-08-13

Welfare Schemes: Unstarred Question in Loksabha

Welfare Schemes

(a) the details ofthe schemes being implemented for the growth of minorities in the country including Madhya Pradesh by the Union Government during the last three years and the current year;
(b) the details of the funds allocated and utilised in this regard during the said period; and
(c) whether Madhya Pradesh Government has sent proposals to the Union Government to sanction funds for the schemes of growth and upliftment of minorities and if so, the details thereof?


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF MINORITY AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3896                                 ANSWERED ON: 09.08.2017

Welfare Schemes

MANHOR UNTWAL

Will the Minister of MINORITY AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-

(a) the details ofthe schemes being implemented for the growth of minorities in the country including Madhya Pradesh by the Union Government during the last three years and the current year;
(b) the details of the funds allocated and utilised in this regard during the said period; and
(c) whether Madhya Pradesh Government has sent proposals to the Union Government to sanction funds for the schemes of growth and upliftment of minorities and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) IN THE MINISTRY OF MINORITY
AFFAIRS (SHRI MUKHTAR ABBAS NAQVI)

(a): This Ministry is implementing the following schemes/programmes in the country, including
Madhya Pradesh, for the growth of six Centrally notified minorities, namely, Muslims, Christians,
Sikhs, Buddhists, Parsis and Jains:-

(1) Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme
(2) Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme
(3) Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Scheme
(4) Maulana Azad National Fellowship
(5) Free coaching and allied Scheme
(6) “Padho Pardesh”– Scheme of Interest Subsidy on Educational Loans forOverseas Studies.
(7) Support for students clearing Prelims conducted by UPSC, SSC, State PublicService
Commission (PSC) etc. (Nai Udaan)
(8) Jiyo Parsi
(9) Nai Roshni– Women Leadership Scheme
(10) Seekho Aur Kamao
(11) Nai Manzil – A scheme for formal school education & skilling of school dropouts.
(12) USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development)
(13) Hamari Dharohar - A scheme to preserve rich heritage of minority communities under the
overall concept of Indian Culture.
(14) Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) - implemented in identified Minority
Concentration Blocks, Minority Concentration Towns & Clusters of Contiguous Villages for creation
of assets.
(15) Grants-in-Aid to Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) for implementation of
education and skill related schemes:-
(a) Grants-in-Aid to NGOs/Trust/Society
(b) Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Meritorious Girls belonging to the
Minorities
(c) Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Training for providing short-term job oriented skill
development courses to youths belonging to minority communities.
(16) Equity to National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) for
providing concessional loans to minorities for self-employment and income generating ventures.
The details of the schemes at serial No. (1) to (14) are available on the website of this
Ministry (www.minorityaffairs.gov.in), the one at serial No.(15) are available on the website of
MAEF (www.maef.nic.in) and at serial No. 16 are available on the website of NMDFC
(www.nmdfc.org).

(b): The details of the funds allocated and utilized under different schemes of the Ministry during
the last three years and the current year are on the website of the Ministry at
www.minorityaffairs.gov.in.

(c): During 2015-16 & 2016-17, the Ministry received Block/Town plans from the Government of
Madhya Pradesh under MsDP. The projects worth Rs.11.76 crore were approved. The approved
projects include 04 nos. of Additional Class Rooms, 04 nos. of Hostel, 01 no. of School building and
01 no. of Toilet block. Details are available at
http://www.minorityaffairs.gov.in/schemesperformance/multi-sectoral-developmentprogramme/
empowered-committee-minutes.
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