Minority Affairs

Alipurduar MP John Barla takes charge as MoS Minority Affairs

Prominent tribal leader Barla was one of the key persons responsible for the BJP making inroads in the North Bengal region and had recently demanded the creation of a union territory.

published on : 8th July 2021

Parliamentary panel asks government to plug loopholes in scholarship schemes for minorities

The low utilisation of fund occurred despite the allocation being reduced by more than Rs 1,000 crore at the revised estimate stage from Rs 5,029 crore to Rs 4,005 crore.

published on : 16th March 2021

No Haj subsidy from this year; funds to be used for minority empowerment

Minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that despite the subsidy withdrawal, a record number of 1.75 lakh Muslims will undertake the pilgrimage this year from India.

published on : 16th January 2018

Minority Affairs allocation up by 9.6 percent ahead of UP polls 

In the previous year, the allocation for the Ministry has been Rs 3,827.25 crore in 2016-17. Presenting the budget on Wednesday Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated a hike of Rs 367.75 crores to Mi

published on : 1st February 2017