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Schemes/policies for minorities in various States


The Government is implementing various schemes for the welfare and upliftment of every section of the society including minorities especially economically weaker & downtrodden sections all over the country including state of Madhya Pradesh with schemes like Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana(PMMY), Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM KISAN), Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), Beti Bachao  Beti Padaao yojana, etc. The Ministry in particular implements programmes/schemes for the six (6) centrally notified minority communities namely, Buddhists, Christians, Jains, Muslims, Parsis and Sikhs as under:- 
-- Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme, Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme, Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Scheme - For educational empowerment of students.
-- Maulana Azad National Fellowship Scheme - Provide fellowships in the form of financial assistance.
 -- Naya Savera - Free Coaching and Allied Scheme - The Scheme aims to provide free coaching to students/candidates belonging to minority communities for qualifying in entrance examinations of technical/ professional courses and Competitive examinations.   
-- Padho Pardesh - Scheme of interest subsidy to students of minority communities on educational loans for overseas higher studies. 
--  Nai Udaan - Support for students clearing Prelims conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), State Public Service Commission (PSC) Staff Selection Commission (SSC) etc.
 -- Nai Roshni - Leadership development of women belonging to minority communities..
 -- Seekho Aur Kamao - Skill development scheme for youth of 14 - 35 years age group and aiming at improving the employability of existing workers, school dropouts etc.
 -- Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK) restructured in May 2018 earlier known as MsDP – Implemented for the benefit of the people from all sections of the society  in identified Minority Concentration Areas for creation of assets in education, skill and health sectors. 
-- Jiyo Parsi - Scheme for containing population decline of Parsis in India.
-- USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) launched in May 2015.
-- Nai Manzil - A scheme for formal school education & skilling of school dropouts launched in  Aug. 2015. 
-- Hamari Dharohar- A scheme to preserve rich heritage of minority communities of India under the overall concept of Indian culture implemented since 2014-15.
-- Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) implements education and skill related schemes as follows:- (a) Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Meritorious Girls belonging to the Minorities (b) Gharib Nawaz Employment Scheme started in 2017-18. for providing short term job oriented skill development courses to youth belonging to minority communities. (c) Bridge Course for madarsa students & school dropouts by Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi under Nai Manzil scheme. (d) Swachh Vidyalaya.
 -- Equity to National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) for providing concessional loans to minorities for self-employment and income generating ventures.  
In addition to the above, the Ministry also implements schemes for strengthening State Waqf Boards and coordinates arrangements for annual Haj pilgrimage 
The details of the target set and achieved wherever applicable, under the schemes mentioned above are available on the website of this Ministry (www.minorityaffairs.gov.in) and on the website of MAEF (www.maef.nic.in) and NMDFC (www.nmdfc.org). 
The Ministry of Minority Affairs  implements the Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK) earlier known as Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP), a Centrally Sponsored Scheme, in identified Minority Concentration Areas (MCAs) of the country with the objective of developing socio-economic assets and basic amenities in these areas to bring them at par with other parts of the country. The thrust of the PMJVK programme is to allocate at least 80% of the resources for education, health and skill development and at least 33-40% of the resources for women centric projects.  
The proposals under PMJVK are formulated by the State Govts/UT Admns for creation of infrastructure in Minority Concentration Areas as per their felt need and infrastructure requirement and sent to the Ministry for consideration of the Empowered Committee.   The details of the proposals received and approval accorded is available at http://www.minorityaffairs.gov.in/empowered-committee-minutes.  
All the above mentioned schemes are approved for their continuation upto the remaining period of 14th Finance Commission i.e. upto 2019-20 and are due for their review and  continuation beyond the above mentioned period.   
State-wise allocation of funds in the Budget is not made under any scheme of the Ministry. Scheme wise  funds are allocated in the Ministry’s budget for implementation during the financial year and their distributions in different States/UTs depends upon specific needs and proposals.   
This was stated by the Minister of Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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