ANWARUL HODA / PATNA
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Friday proposed several welfare schemes for minorities particularly, Muslims in the state. The Proposals came during a review meeting of the department of minority welfare here. The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of chief minister himself.
According to Minister, Department of Minority Welfare, Khursheed Alam Feroz, several decisions have been taken on the educational, social and economical development of the minority in the meeting.
Minister said that it was decided that at par with general school students, Madarsa Students will also get the scholarship of Rs 12000 and Rs 15000 after passing 10 th and 12 th consecutively.
Govt recognized madarsas, where the there is shortage of rooms for residence and classroom the same will be constructed as other schools and hostels. Beside Rs 5000 will be given for the disposal of Unknown hearse.
It was also decided that where the fortification of Qabristan has been completed government will construct shade and Wazookhana. Divorcee Muslim women will be now be paid Rs 25000 instead of 10000.
It was also decided that Villages where Muslim population is 15 to 20 percent a community hall will be built and Urdu library will be established in minority concentrated districts.
State government will give its share to Bihar State Minority Financial Corporation and Education loan to be given to 100 students.
The proposals will be sent before cabinet soon. In this review meeting, Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar singh, and Principal Secretary of Minority Welfare, Mr Amir Subhani were also present.
Nitish Kumar is reviewing the performance of departments separately soon after taking oath after separation from RJD.