Similar on the lines of financial assistance being provided to the BC artisans, the state government would extend the same to minorities as well, said Finance Minister T Harish Rao. It is a non-refundable assistance and is a magnanimous gesture from CM K Chandrashekhar Rao. Mr Harish Rao was addressing the gathering at Jal Vihar where some minority leaders got appointed as chairpersons of various corporations. They were all felicitated by Mr Harish Rao and Home Minister Md Mahmood Ali and others.
Mr Harish Rao said the BRS government has allocated Rs. 2,200 crore budget for minority welfare. The previous Congress government never allocated so much in its ten-year rule. CM KCR accords top priority to the uplift of minorities and had established 205 residential schools offering free English medium education up to Intermediate. He also demanded that the Centre conduct NEET, Public Service Commission exams in the Urdu language. He also introduced a scheme of Rs. 20 lakh assistance as Overseas Scholarship for the minority student to pursue education in foreign universities.
The minister reminded the minority leaders and community members that it was CM KCR who generously allocated funds for monthly remuneration to Imams, renovation of mosques and distribution of clothes and groceries to the community during Ramzan month.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao.