TRIPURAINFO

Welfare for Minorities



Minority Co-operative Development Corporation Ltd.:

The Multi Sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) has been conceived to address the developed deficits in minorities concentration Blocks of Tripura. The MsDP will be continued during the entire 12th Five Year Plan period. Rs.1945.32 lakh has been sanctioned under Multi Sectoral Development Programme for the year 2013-14 and placed to the District Magistrate & Collector concerned for taking up of development activities in the minority concentrated areas.

The Government of Tripura in Minorities Welfare Department is working with a mandate to ensure a focused approach towards issues relating to minorities and to facilitate the formulation of overall policy, planning, coordination, evolution and review of the regularity frame work and development, programmers for their benefit. To accomplish the mandate, the development runs various programmed/ Schemes for Welfare and development of Minorities, some of which are: -

  • The State Government has announced 28 Point Special Development Package for the welfare of Minorities during the year 2013-14. The Special Package will be implemented over a period of five years from 2013-14 to 2017-18.

  • Under stipend & scholarship scheme, 35,153 minority students have been covered and target for 2014-15 is 46,000 students.

  • Begam Rokeya Gold Medal Merit Award have been given to topper Muslim girls in Madhyamik & H.S.(+2) examination during the year 2013-14 and similar no. of girls students will be provided Begam Rokeya Gold Merit Award during 2014-15.

  • 52 Nos. of candidates have been sponsored for providing coaching for TCS/TPS and Joint Entrance Examination during the year 2013-14 and during 2014-15, 75 candidates will be sponsored.

  • Free bi-cycle to 300 nos. minority girls students for class-IX onward have been awarded during the year 2013-14 and during 2014-15, target is 500 nos. girls students under the scheme.

  • 40 minority families covered under settlement scheme @Rs.50,000/- each during the year 2013-14 and during 2014-15, target for the scheme is @Rs.75,000/- to 115 Nos. minority families.

  • 1000 Nos. families have been covered under Group Village Scheme. Target for 2014-15 is 2000 Nos.

  • Under Nucleus Budget Scheme, 2,742 minority patient have been covered. During 2014-15, the needy minority patient will be provided financial assistance under the scheme.

  • 49 Nos. of Hajis were sent to Haj Yatra through Tripura Haj Committee during the year 2013-14. During 2014-15, 85 Nos. of Hajis will be sent for Haj.

  • The State Government is going to establish a Haj Bhawan (G+3) in Agartala.

  • The Tripura Minority Cooperative Development Corporation Ltd. has sanctioned loan for Agriculture & allied activities and education to 554 Nos. of applicant. During 2014-15, target for loan is 610 Nos.

  • List of Minorities people

    The state Government has taken numbers of initiatives for holistic Development of Minorities through Directorate of Minority Welfare, Tripura Wakf Board, Tripura Cooperative Minority Development Corporation Ltd. and State Haj Committee.The State Government has also taken initiative to constitute the State Minority Commission. The Bill was passed by the Tripura Legislative Assembly and was sent to Ministry of Home Affairs for obtaining assent of the President of India.

    According to the latest information, population statistics of different Minority Communities of the State are as follows:

    Sl.No.
    Name of Community
    population
    Percentage
    1.
    Muslim
    316,042
    8.60
    2.
    Christian
    159,882
    4.35
    3.
    Buddhist
    125,385
    3.41
    4.
    Sikh
    1,070
    0.03
    5.
    Jain
    860
    0.02
                              Total
    603,239
    16.41

    Source- http://minoritieswelfare.tripura.gov.in