union budget: Minority Affairs Ministry allocated over Rs 4,810 crore in Budget 2021

New Delhi: The Minority Affairs Ministry was allocated Rs 4,810.77 crore in the 2021-22 Union Budget on Monday which is Rs 805.77 crore more than than the revised figures of the previous fiscal.

In the budget presented for 2021-22 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, it is proposed to give Rs 4,810.77 crore to the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

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The budget estimate for the Ministry of Minority Affairs in the financial year 2020-21 was Rs 5,029 crore and later the revised allocation was Rs 4,005 crore.

Of the proposed allocation to the ministry, Rs 1,378 crore is for the pre-matric scholarship scheme and Rs 468 crore is for the post-matric scholarship.

Hailing the Union Budget, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said this budget is “gazette of glorious journey of Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.