‘Implementation of schemes needed at ground-level’
New Delhi: Welcoming the increase in budget
allocation for the Minority Affairs Ministry, Muslim bodies
have stressed on ensuring the government schemes meant for
minorities be implemented on grass-root level as well.
The government has earmarked Rs 3,135 crore for the
Minority Affairs Ministry, an increase of Rs 385 crore from
the last year`s allocation.
"We welcome the increase in budget of Minority Affairs
Ministry. We hope it will help increase the pace of activities
being conducted for development of Muslims in the country,"
Maulana Arshad Madani, President of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, said.
Muslims today are facing several challenges such as that
of education, employment and security. Government will have to
help us in dealing with these challenges, Madani added.
Spokesperson of All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board Syed
Babar Ashraf said, "Minority Affairs Ministry is running
several programs, but there is a lack of infrastructure on
ground level for their implementation. This should be taken
Funds given for the schemes are not spent properly
because of lack of monitoring and basic infrastructure. the
government should focus on minority concentrated districts,
The government has declared 90 districts in the country
as minority concentrated which are being covered under several
schemes to address basic and higher educational needs of
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Jamaat-e-Islami chief announces Rs 100 cr reward for PM Modi's arrest
- Zee Media exclusive interview with victim of Uber molestation
- Maggi samples found unsafe: Delhi government
- DNA: Analysis of Vijay Mallya's 'fund transfer formula'
- IMD forecasts 'deficient' Monsoon, drought-like conditions expected
- Was asked to call Sunanda Pushkar’s death `natural`: AIIMS doctor
- Maggi row: Delhi registers case against Nestle, Kerala withdraws stock from govt stores
- Rahul Gandhi hails BR Ambedkar, takes potshot at Modi-led NDA govt over IIT Madras row
- From being the ‘Dabangg’ girl to ‘Akira’ - Sonakshi Sinha’s journey so far
- China ship carrying 458 on board sinks in Yangtze River: Five dead, hundreds missing