Karnataka earmarks 100 crore for Christians

August 18, 2013 by  
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Karnataka, August 16, 2013: Minorities’ welfare cell has been launched in taluk level and city centers in order to organize aware programme among minority community.

Karnataka earmarks 100 crore for ChristiansKarnataka has earmarked 100 crore rupees for the development of Christian minorities in the recent budget, minister Ramanath Rai said in his Independent Day speech in Mangalore.

“The tri-color national flag that we have hoisted today signifies sovereignty, liberty, unity in diversity,” said Rai, the state forests and Dakshina Kannada (DK) district-in-charge minister.

He said his government, which came to power replacing the pro-Hindu BJP government, hopes to take Karnataka onto progressive path by implementing pro-people policies and introducing peoples’ welfare programs.

The several pro-people program that are being introduced in the past two months shows the concern of state government towards the common folks, he said.

Minorities’ welfare cell has been launched in taluk level and city centers in order to organize aware programme among minority community.

A new project has begun to provide financial assistance to girls from minority community to get married.

The talented students of minority both SSLC and above will be provided with scholarship.

The state has earmarked Rs 676 crore for the development of minority community and Rs 100 crore for the development of Christians in the recent budget, he said.

Mahatma Gandhi national employment guarantee program will provide steady job to rural people, to empower laborer, SC/ST, assurances to financial support for minority community and for the least in the society.

In order to bring about equality, the government is committed to provide housing plot, infrastructural facilities, healthcare facilities, education, security to lead peaceful living by devising laws and maintaining discipline, the minister said.

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