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Andhra Pradesh 2013 budget has 10.27 bn for minorities

Tuesday March 19, 2013 10:41:47 PM, Agencies

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Alam Narayan Reddy, who presented Rs.1.61 lakh crore (Rs. I trillion) for Budget 2013-2014 in the state assembly allocated Rs. 1027 crore (Rs. 10.27 billion) for minorities welfare.

 

This is a massive 110% increase from Rs. 480 crore (4.8billion) which was provided last year.

The Finance minister also announced formation of Commissioner for minorities’ welfare. For this, the state government sanctioned 69 posts to work for minority welfare and grievance redress in capital and different minority concentrated districts.

The Finance Minister, while presenting minority’s budget said priority is given for promotion of education amongst minority children especially girls.

 

"To fast-track the development of minorities Government will focus on to strengthen economic support schemes like self-help group inclusion, training and skill development programs, better marketing and infrastructure support", he said.

Reddy also announced establishment of pre and post-metric hostels and residential schools in 12 minority-concentrated districts.

 

He also announced setting up of three residential coaching centers for minorities at Kadapa, Nizamabad and Pileru (Chittoor) for improving the participation and performance of minorities in competitive examinations.


 

 



 

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