New Delhi: The Minority Affairs Ministry was allocated Rs 5020.50 crore in the 2022-23 Union Budget on Tuesday which is Rs 674.05 crore more than the revised figures of the previous fiscal.

In the budget presented for 2022-23 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, it is proposed to give Rs 5,020.50 crore to the Ministry of Minority Affairs. The budget estimate for the Ministry of Minority Affairs in the financial year 2021-22 was Rs 4,810.77 crore and later the revised allocation was Rs 4,346.45 crore.

Of the proposed allocation to the ministry, Rs 1,425 crore is for the pre-matric scholarship scheme and Rs 515 crore is for the post-matric scholarship scheme.

Over Rs 491 crore has been allocated for skill development and livelihood initiatives.

Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi hailed the Budget and said it advances the opportunity for self-reliant India amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Naqvi said amidst the global economic crisis, the Budget binds together trust and development with the thread of “self-reliant India”.

This Budget assures and advances the opportunity for self-reliant India amid the pandemic period, he said.

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