Minorities corporation distributes Rs 65.84 lakh to 517 beneficiaries

Speaking at the cheque distribution programme Karnataka Minorities Development Corporation Chairman N B Aboobakar said that the state government has allotted Rs 397 crore for the welfare of Minorities in the current fiscal year. The government has offered financial assistance amounting to Rs 185.75 crore within three years. The schemes have helped 1,22,217 beneficiaries.

The Corporation has been recovering about Rs 1.50 crore loan per month.  The funds are distributed under “Swalambana Yojane”, “Arivu Yojane”, “Shrama Shakthi Yojane”, “Micro loans”, “Ganga Kalyana Yojane” and “Bhoo Khareedi Yojane”, he added.

Under Arivu Yojane scheme,  loan is provided at 2 per cent interest rate to the students to pursue their higher education. As many as 33,599 students have benefited under the scheme.

A sum of Rs 56.21 crore was given to the students. Micro loans are offered to Self-Help Groups. As many as 2,794 SHGs and about 40,732 members have received a sum of Rs 36.46 crore under the programme, he informed. Aboobakar said about Rs 6.10 crore is earmarked under “Krishi Bhoomi Khareedi Yojane”. About 244 beneficiaries will be given away with 488 acre of agricultural land under this programme, he informed.

Karnataka Minorities Development Corporation offices have been set up in 30 districts across the state. Already about 7 districts have been converted into cluster districts to implement the programmes. Plans have been chalked out to convert 17 districts into cluster districts to implement the programmes, he said. About 2,279 beneficiaries have been benefited with various programmes in Udupi district.

Haj Ghar
Stating that about 40 crore has been utilised for the construction of Haj Ghar in Bangalore, Aboobakar said that the Haj Gar is coming up in 2.5 acre land. The government had released Rs 18 crore initially. The government has sanctioned Rs 5 crore to provide honorarium to the religious heads of Mosques in the state.

The Corporation has received as many as 5,400 applications under the programme. A sum of Rs 50 crore has been earmarked for the welfare of Christians. Of which, Rs 35 crore has been earmarked for the renovation of churches and graveyards across the state. Rs 10 crore will be utilized for education purpose, he added.

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