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Budget for minorities not spent by Delhi government

New Delhi: An amount of Rs. 26 crore (Rs 4.12 crore Delhi government’s share and the remaining central government’s share) was allocated for the development of North-east district of Delhi, which is a Muslim minority-populated backward area. Of this amount Rs. 2.10 crores were not spent so far by DSIDC.

This information was given by Raj Kumar Chauhan, Delhi state’s PWD minister in reply to a question by Chaudhari Mateen Ahmad, MLA from Seelampur (who is also vice chairman of Delhi Jal Board) as to how much fund has been allocated by government for the development of minorities of this district and how much has been spent for their welfare and development.

The minister further said that the amount of Rs. 2.10 crore was given to DSIDC (Delhi State Industrial Development Corporation) for building of 80 class rooms and 10 latrines in different schools but DSIDC has not spent so far this amount. Obviously then, no class rooms etc. have been built for them.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 April 2011 on page no. 20

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