Minorities And Deprived Sections Need To Grow Uniformly: Arun Jaitley

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The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Mr. Arun Jaitley delivering the 8th Annual NCM Lecture on ‘Economic Empowerment of Minorities’, in New Delhi on March 23, 2016. The Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Dr. Najma A. Heptulla and the Minister of State for Minority Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi are also seen.

Ensuring Uniform Development Through Effective Implementation Of Schemes: Dr. Najma Heptulla

New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The Centre is committed to advance the cause of minorities and other disadvantaged groups. The government is working on the premise that these sections need to grow and grow uniformly and striving to bring uniformity to the extent possible. This was sated by Mr. Arun Jaitley, the Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting while delivering 8th Annual Lecture of NCM on ‘’Economic empowerment of Minorities’’ on March 23.

Mr. Jaitley said that higher growth rate impacts all but there are areas where certain minorities lag behind and those areas need to be addressed. Post 1991, improvement in conditions of deprived sections of the society has been faster compared to pre 1991 period but not uniform, he added. Education is the key to improve their conditions faster and uniformly and conversion of skills into opportunities is another means to achieve it, he added.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Najma Heptulla, the Union Minister for Minority Affairs said that effective implementation of schemes and ensuring uniformity in development are the two guiding principles for “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas”. The Minority Affairs Ministry is focusing on implementing the schemes for six notified minorities to make difference on ground. To address the micro level deficiencies in development, the Ministry is emphasing education, skill development and dispelling social alienation of minorities specially Muslims. Appreciating support from the FM and PM to her Ministry schemes, Dr. Najma said Nai Manzil and Hamari Dharohar schemes launched during this government are being received well and have started yielding results.

(Source: PIB/GR/TYP/BIN/USPA/WN/IAIJ)

D P Sathya Prakash

Senior Reporter

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