Many schemes for minorities but very few applications: MLC Ivan

Many schemes for minorities but very few applications: MLC Ivan

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-06-04 10:18 Mangaluru: There are a number of schemes for the minorities but they are not being utilised, said MLC Ivan D’Souza on Friday. Asking people to take advantage of the schemes, Ivan spoke of the worskshops being organised to highlight the existence of the schemes. "We have already organised a workshop at Mangala Jyothi Bajjodi where more than 350 students and their parents participated,” he said.“We have organised workshops in DK, Udupi, Kodagu, Chikkamagaluru, Mysuru, Chamarajnagar, Kalaburgi, Bidar and Belagavi districts. On June 6, a workshop will be held at St Dominic Church hall at 9:00 am and at Beltangady at 3:00 pm. There will also be a workshop on June 19 at Kirem Church Kinnigoli at 8:30 am," said the MLC. MLC Ivan listed out schemes and their benefits. Swavalambana – Under this scheme, persons belonging to religious minority communities in association with and through banks/financial institutions are financially assisted in starting and improving business like small scale cottage industries, service sector, agriculture based activities, etc.Arivu Scheme – Under this scheme, religious minority students who desire to pursue professional courses like Medical, Engineering, Dental, Master Degree Courses, Diploma Courses, Nursing, B.Ed, BBM, BCA, D.Ed, D-pharma, Pharma-D and ITI are provided financial assistance ranging from Rs 5,000/- to Rs 50,000/- per year till completion of the course. Pre-matric students scholarship, post-matric students scholarship, merit-cum-means scholarship, Vidyasiri scheme, National Overseas Scholarship, skill development scheme, free coaching for competitive examinations, and coaching for CET examinations are also provided.Ganga Kalyan – Irrigation facility is provided to agricultural land through lift-irrigation scheme utilising river water and lifting water through pipelines. Wherever perennial water sources are not available, bore-wells are drilled.Shramashakti – Under this scheme, minority artisans will be provided with financial help to improve their artistic and technical skill to carry on with their trade or for commencing or developing small businesses, and a loan up to Rs 50,000/- (maximum) will be provided at a lower rate of interest to improve their business. Out of this amount, 50�f the loan will be considered as back-end subsidy to the beneficiary.Land Purchase – Under this scheme, the corporation will purchase agricultural land and this will be given to the poor landless minority farmers in rural areas. Two acres of dry land or 1 acre of wetland will be distributed to each beneficiary.Micro Loan with subsidy – This scheme is implemented through self-help groups. The group so formed should have 10 to 20 members. The group should aim to involve its members in any lucrative business activity. The members, after forming a self-help group, should select two of its members as group leaders 1 and 2. They should open a bank account in the name of the self-help group with the authorized signatory as group leaders 1