Bihar govt. launches minority welfare schemes

By Tarique Anwar,,

Patna: The Bihar government on Sunday launched three minority welfare schemes with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar distributing loans among Muslim youths for self employment, Rs 10, 000 each to some divorced women and the similar amount among students who secured first division in matric exam in Patna district.

CM Nitish Kumar addressing the function. (From left in the front row) Principal Secretary, department of Minority Welfares & Home Secretary Afzal Amanullah, chairman of state Minority Commission Naushad Ahmad and Minister for Minority Affairs Shahid Ali Khan

The chief minister in a program at SK Memorial Hall in the state capital distributed loans to 12 minority youths to make them self employed under term loan scheme of Bihar Minority financial Corporation (BMFC). In total the loan will be provided to 800 people. The CM handed a cheque of Rs10,000 each to 10 poor divorced women. A total of 745 divorced women will benefit from the scheme to be funded by the Bihar Sunni Wakf Board. The chief minister also gave a cheque of Rs 10,000 each to 10 students out of selected 614 from minority community in Patna district.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said the majority of 10 lakh students who do not go to schools are either minorities or Mahadalits. That’s why the government has ordered to open special educational institutions in minority dominated areas. He said that his government has distributed Rs14,46,00,000 crore in loan in the last three years through BMFC.

CM Nitish Kumar with Shahid Ali Khan presenting a cheque of Rs10,000 to a Muslim woman

He said that he has raised the fund for BFMC from Rs 10 crores to Rs 20 crores. This corporation should not be only on signboards or be discussed at the function of minorities, said Nitish.

He said it was a bitter fact that Muslims had become most backward in the field of education and economy and due to this reason the government had decided to give Rs 10,000 under incentive money scheme to the students who secured first division in matriculation examination. He said that when this decision was strongly opposed by some people and even some of them challenged this move in court but this scheme will continue because he had made it after a lot of thought. This initiative was very important to encourage the Muslim students, he added.

Describing government schemes for minorities Minister for Minority Affairs Shahid Ali Khan praised Chief Minister for being serious for uplift of the minority community.

A view of audience at SK Memorial Hall

Naushad Ahamad, chairman of Bihar State Minority Commission, threw light on minority welfare steps taken by the Nitish government. He said the chief minister 10-point programme has been implemented 100 percent. Maulana Mazharul Haque Arabic and Persian University have started functioning and Bihar Text Book Publishing Corporation has started printing text books in Urdu.

Those present on the occasion included Home Secretary Afzal Amanullah, Professor Aslam Azad, deputy leader JD(U) in the state legislative council, Amir Subhani, Secretary, Personnel Department, Maulana Ejaz Ahmad, Chairman, Madrasa Educataion Board, Sharif Qureshi, acting chairman, 15-point programme implementation committee, and Shahzad Ansari, secretary Urdu Academy.




sir i want to know that is i am elligible to take lone for higher stduy,as in my first year of eng ihave not clear 4 paper.i fall in minority category


this is shahzad running " al ansar millat welfare society " of ansari in nalanda but or
cm should think abnout ansai in bihar sharif,nalanda.

Al Ansar

Hi this is shahzad,running NGO " AL ANSAR MILLAT WELFARE SOCIETY " in nalanda district before two years back i had given my application to our CM Mr.Nitish Kumar about my NGO but yet now i did not get any response from him.I think he does not want to promote ANSARI community in Biahr so he did not give any action.
Any way my NGO " AL ANSAR MILLAT WELFARE SOCIETY " will do very soon for ANSARI Community and i will try to promote for new way.

Since my last post, I have

Since my last post, I have been looking for media reports to cite examples of achievements of Nitish Govt. However, everyday I get the news mostly similar to what I mentioned in the last post. May be that the negative and unusual events make the hot news.

Nitish Govt completed 4 years in office on 24th November, 2009 and the highlights of government version of its achievements have appeared in the press. I have also tried to gather some informal impressions from “table talk” in my social gatherings. In general, people appear to believe that:

* Law and order is relatively in better shape. People are less afraid of going out or travelling in odd hours.

* Significant increase in the number of children being enrolled in schools.
The official figure says that out of 25 lakh children out of school, 15 lakh have been enrolled during the last 4 years. In the same period, the student to teacher ratio has been brought down from 78:1 to 58:1.

* Significant improvement in health services including availability of doctors and supporting staff in primary and district hospitals.
The official report says the average patient turn out has increased from 39 to 4500 patients per month per health center during the last 4 years. In the same period, institutional delivery has increased from 45000 to 3.12 lakh resulting in significant decline in maternal mortality rate. [unfortunately the patient turn out data does not seem to match with earlier published data]

* Condition of roads in Bihar is comparatively better now. Construction of new roads, widening of existing roads and construction of bridges have remained a major focus of the government to develop the road network in the state.
The official data shows that some 117 bridges and culverts, and 2018.97 Km of road were constructed in the last 4 years. The plan outlay for road construction increased from Rs.133.85 cr to Rs.2489.15 cr.

There are many more things which can be written from the official reports regarding government’s achievements. I leave it to others to highlight them. But one thing is certain that the image of Bihar has changed from a non-performing to performing and growing state.

Shahzad(AL ANSAR MILLAT WELFARE SOCIETY)reminded of Chandra Babu Naidu who is regarded as the architect of modern Andhra Pradesh. Inspite of large scale development and modernization, Chandra Babu Naidu lost the elections. I am not competent to comment on political debacles, but any government not able to mitigate the sufferings of common people is bound to lose in the long run. I sometimes wonder how Patna, the capital city of a poor state, saw the affluence of Patna people with some 1700 cars and 300 Kg of gold being sold this Diwali, how people are aquiring wealth several times the salary they receive in their lifetime, and so on OR is it simply the index of developing Bihar.

The achievements of Nitish Govt is well demonstrated by “Economic Times Man of the Year Award” and “Politician of the Year Award” to be conferred on Nitish Kumar in January next. Nitish Kumar however admits that his efforts are negated by rampant corruption from top to bottom in state bureaucracy. But if the common man of the state is getting the benefit of development and is happy, there is no case for imminent fall of Nitish Govt. The development statistics must correlate to aspirations and happiness of the majority residing in the state.

economical help for higher study

sir i am 1st year MBBS student resident of bhagalpur, bihar.studying in ghaziabad.I need some economical help.i fall under minority category.will u plz help me.

regarding the scheme Rs 10,000

this is "danish" from jehanabad (bihar)
i passed matriculation exm by 1st div in 2010.plz tell me what i will have to do for the scheme Rs 10,000 under incentive money scheme to the students who secured first division in matriculation examination.And when form will come for this scheme and what tipes of scholarship i can get.

work for ngo

sir, We are running an ngo in gopalganj district namely "Nav-nirman Sahyog society, and working in the field of education, health, but we have not enough money to expose my ngo as high profile ngo. kindly select my NGO for the development works for the muslim minority in Gopalganj.