prime minister's new 15 point programme in andhra pradesh,

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    The Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities provides for earmarking of 15% of the physical targets/financial outlays for minorities in various national flagship schemes of Ministries/ Departments for enhancing opportunities for education, ensuring an equitable share for minorities in economic activities and employment, enhancing credit support for self employment and recruitment to State and Central Government jobs. Achievements of major schemes included in the PM’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities, including Muslims, is as follows:

    Priority Sector Lending to Minorities by Banks has gradually increased from 10.60% in 2007-08 to 14.83% in 2011-12 (as on 31st December, 2011).
    Recruitment of Minorities in Central government/PSUs has gone up from 6.93% in 2006-07 to 11.99% (based on partial information) in 2010-11.
    Under the Swaranjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (renamed as Aajeevika) 10,23,090 beneficiaries belonging to minorities were covered from 2006-07 to 2011-12 (upto 31st December, 2011).
    Under Indira Awas Yojana, 18,49,946 houses were constructed for minorities at a total cost of Rs. 5603.93 crore.
    Under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, in areas having substantial minority population, 15,045 Primary Schools, 7,977 Upper Primary Schools, 1,79,645 additional Classrooms have been constructed since 2006-07. Further, 20,662 New Primary Schools and 11,552 New Upper Primary Schools have been opened, and 1,10,087 teachers have been sanctioned under the programme.
    Under the Integrated Child Develoment Services (ICDS) Scheme, 65,425 Anganwadi Centres have been operationalised since 2006-07 in blocks having substantial minority population.
    Under Integrated Housing Slum Development Programme (IHSDP), Rs. 7250.77 crore have been sanctioned for towns/cities having substantial minority population.
    Under the Swaran Jayanti Shahari Rojgar Yojana, 75,666 individuals belonging to minorities were assisted for setting up Micro Enterprises, and 1,43,523 individuals belonging to minorities were provided Skill Training.
    Upgradation of 60 ITI’s into Centre of Excellence (COE) under the World Bank assisted VTIP in the identified minority concentration districts has been taken up and so far an amount of Rs. 91.10 crore has been spent upto 31.12.2011.
    Under the Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns – UIDSSMT, a total project cost of Rs. 5237.65 crore has been sanctioned for projects in the cities and towns having minority population in the year 2009-2010 to 2011-2012 (up to 31.12.2011).
    Under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme – NRDWP, flow of funds to districts having ssubstantial minority population was of the order of Rs. 9,719.316 crore during the period from 2009-2010 to 2011-2012 (up to 31.12.2011).
    Under JNRUM – Basic Service for Urban Poor (BSUP), projects to cities/towns having substantial minority population have been sanctioned for cost of Rs. 31,342.88 crore during the period 2007-2008 to 2011-2012 (up to 31.12.2011).

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