Cheques worth Rs 1.41 crore distributed

Cheques worth Rs 1.41 crore distributed

Cheques worth Rs 1.41 crore distributed

Minister for Ports, Inland Water Transport and Muzrai Kota Srinivas Poojary said that the State government has released Rs 406 crore to the Karnataka Minority Development Corporation for the year 2012-13.

Speaking after distributing cheques worth Rs 1.41 crore to about 915 beneficiaries here at Atal Behari Vajpayee auditorium at DC Office Complex, the District-in-Charge Minister said that government has taken up innovative programmes to support the livelihood of the people belonging to minority. The beneficiary programmes are extended to education, self employment and also offering basic infrastructure facilities. Earlier, governments would only offer a minimum amount of Rs 20 to 25 crore to the Corporation. The funds allotted for the Corporation was increased by the BJP government. A sum of Rs 128 crore was released by the government in the year 2008, about Rs 173 crore was released for the year 2009-10 and it was increased to Rs 326 crore in 2011-12, he added.

He called upon youth  to create awareness among the people regarding various beneficiary programmes initiated under KMDC. People belonging to minority communities are lacking self confidence and there is a need to take up confidence building measures.
Attempts should be made to bring them into the mainstream of the society, he added.
KMDC Chairman N B Aboobakar said Udupi district stands second in loan recovery in the state.

Under Swalambana yojane, the amount is increased to Rs five lakh, of which, Rs 1.25 lakh is given by the Corporation and 3.75 lakh is given through banks. In the last four years, as many as 45,147 beneficiaries were benefited under education schemes.

The KMDC has distributed Rs 267 crore to about 162784 beneficiaries in the last four years, he added.

About  357 beneficiaries were given a sum of Rs 65.80 lakh under ‘Shrama Shakthi Yojane.’

As many as 35 SHGs were given Rs 44.90 lakh under micro financing programmes. About 85 students were given a sum of Rs 22.10 lakh, on the occasion.