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BUDGET - 2011 - aNDHRA pRADESH - "MINORITIES" RELATED PARAGRAPHS

MINORITIES WELFARE BUDGET:

Plan          Rs. 1953.73 Crores
Non-Plan    Rs. 4039.03 Crores
Total                 Rs. 5992.76 Crores

 SPEECH OF SRI ANAM RAMANARAYANA REDDY, HONOURABLE FINANCE MINISTER WHILE PRESENTING THE BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 2011-12 TO THE ANDHRA PRADESH STATE LEGISLATURE ON FEBRUARY 23, 2011
Sir,
I rise to present the Budget of the Government of Andhra Pradesh for the year 2011-12. ..................................

Minorities Welfare

72. The State Government is giving utmost priority to the education of the minorities. All the children starting from Class-II to post graduation whose parental income is below `1.00 lakh per annum are covered under fee reimbursement and scholarships. The Urdu Academy is disbursing scholarships to students studying in Urdu medium and scholarships to Christian children are extended by the Christian Minorities Finance Corporation. All other minority scholarships are sanctioned and distributed by A.P. State Minorities Finance Corporation.

73. With the support of Government of India, the State Government is proposing to take initiatives to strengthen the wakf institutions and the A.P. State Wakf Board. A 100 % Centrally Sponsored Scheme has been launched for computerization of the Wakf records. With this, the information can be accessed by the public through the internet and would help in the protection and development of the wakf properties.
74. The proposed allocation for Minorities Welfare department has been increased from `237 crores in B.E. 2010-11 to `301 crores in B.E. 2011-12.
Women Development and Child Welfare

75. Government of Andhra Pradesh has introduced ‘Ready to eat’ Food Models under Supplementary Nutrition Programme in 231 ICDS Blocks to cover 22,65,604 children and 6,83,492 pregnant and lactating women with vitamins and minerals. Rest of the children and pregnant and lactating mothers are being assisted under the local food model. In addition to this, two eggs per week are provided to all children, pregnant and nursing women in all Anganwadi Centres to improve the nutritional status and to overcome malnourishment.

76. To achieve the Millennium Development goals and to realize our objective of improved nutritional status, an intensive training on Infant and Young Child Feeding and Integrated Management of Neo-natal and Childhood Illnesses were given to all field functionaries of the department to create awareness in the community and among family members.

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