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Union Ministry of Human Resource Development announced Maulana Azad Taleem-e-Baligan scheme

Jan 7, 2014 18:59 IST

Union Ministry of Human Resource Development announced Maulana Azad Taleem-e-Baligan scheme along with two other new initiatives on 5 January 2014.It was announced at the annual meeting of the National Monitoring Committee for Minorities Education.

image Maulana Azad Taleem-e-Baligan aims to achieve higher literacy for the minority Muslim community.

The scheme will be launched in 61 Muslim-concentrated Sakshar Bharat districts, the Centre's adult literacy programme running in eleven states.

The scheme will impart literacy to one crore population in the age group of 15 years and above and the basic education to 2.5 lakh adults and skill development programmes.

Additional 1000 Adult Education Centers will be set up exclusively for women exceeding 5000 muslim population.

The other new scheme is for establishing educational hubs by co-locating KGBV, Girls/Women Hostels, Degree colleges, Polytechnics in few selected towns/Districts which are educationally backward and have substantial Muslim concentration.

Besides, a new scheme on the lines of HUNAR for skill development among Minority girls has been announced. The scheme will cover 9.20lakhs minority girls at the proposed outlay of Rs.978 crores.

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