Over 2.43 minority students benefited from Central schemes

The Government released funds worth Rs 4,348.80 crore to provide scholarships to the students during 2012-13 to 2014-15

Updated: December 9, 2015 6:56:26 pm

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi informed these schemes are implemented in all states and Union Territories

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said these schemes are implemented in all states and Union Territories

A total of 2.43 crore students including 1.24 crore girl students benefited from three Central schemes for youngsters from minority communities during 2012-13 to 2014-15, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

According to the Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, over 2.43 crore students including 1.24 girls were benefited by pre-matric, post-matric and Maulana Azad National Scholarship for Meritorious Girl Students.

The Government released funds worth Rs 4,348.80 crore to provide scholarships to the students during the period. The Minister informed these schemes are implemented in all states and Union Territories.

On quality of education provided to girls in Assam, the Minister said, “As per India Human Development Report 2011 of erstwhile Planning Commission, the literacy rate of females belonging to major socio-religious communities of Assam was more than the national average of females in 2007-08. No special financial package for education of minority girls has been proposed for any state/UT including Assam by this Ministry.”

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