Schemes for Educational and Economic Empowerment of Minorities

The Government has implemented 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 Education, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Women and Child 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 implemented by the Ministry in brief are as under: –

(A) Educational Empowerment Schemes

(1) Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme

(2) Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme

(3) Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Scheme

(4) Maulana Azad National Fellowship Scheme

(5) Padho Pardesh

(B) Employment and Economic Empowerment Schemes

(6) Pradhan Mantri Virasat Ka Samvardhan (PM VIKAS)

(7) Equity to National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC)

The details of the schemes and achievements of the schemes during the last three years are available on the website of the Ministry i.e. www.minorityaffairs.gov.in.

This information was given by the Minister of Minority Affairs, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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