Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
22 DEC 2021 4:49PM by PIB Delhi
OBC Population Living Below Poverty Line

No such survey /census of OBC people living below the poverty line has been conducted by the Government.

Details of the schemes being implemented by the Government for the upliftment of OBCs (including number of Beneficiaries and Total expenditure during the year 2019-20) are:

(i) Pre-Matric Scholarship for OBCs- 94.52 lakhs beneficiaries  - Rs.201.57 cr. expenditure.

(ii) Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC students- 40.94 lakhs beneficiaries – Rs. 1294.32 cr. expenditure.

(iii) Dr. Ambedkar Scheme of Interest Subsidy on Educational Loan for Overseas Studies for OBCs/EBCs – 3296 beneficiaries – Rs.26.09 cr. expenditure.

(iv) National Fellowship for OBCs – 1193 beneficiaries- Rs. 52.50 cr. expenditure.

(v) Construction of Hostels for OBC Boys and Girls – 1750 beneficiaries – Rs.21.28 cr. expenditure.

(vi) Assistance for Skill Development of OBCs/DNTs/EBCs .

(vii) Launch of Venture Capital Fund for OBCs.

(viii) Low Interest Loan/Finance Assistance Schemes of National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation (NBCFDC) for OBCs.

(ix)  For the EWS sections, 10% reservation in Central Government appointments and for admissions in the Central Government educational institutions.

This information was given by Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Dr. Virendra Kumar in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.