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Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
27-August-2012 17:53 IST
Upliftment of Weaker Sections

 

 

Major schemes being implemented for the educational, economic and social development of   Scheduled Castes, Other Backward Classes, Persons with Disabilities, Senior Citizens and Victims of Substance (Drug) Abuse and the number of beneficiaries therefrom during the last three years are:-

 

Sl. No.

Name of the Scheme

No. of beneficiaries

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

Scheduled Caste Development

1.

Post Matric Scholarship for Scheduled Castes

4018192

4112466

4819436

2.

Pre Matric Scholarship for children of those engaged in unclean occupations

704578

614143

686237

3.

Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojana

 

1421

 

2506

 

2300

Girls Hostels

Boys Hostels

735

3244

2656

4.

Special Central Assistance to Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan

3773865

3632502

456493

5.

Grant-in-aid to Voluntary Organisations working for Scheduled Castes

18055

39351

27817

Development of Other Backward Classes

6.

Post Matric Scholarship for OBC Students

1758000

1800000

(Provisional)

1700000

(Estimated)

7.

Pre Matric Scholarship for OBC Students

1300000

2300000

(Provisional)

1700000

(Estimated)

8.

Hostels for OBC Boys and Girls

4000

4035

2578

9.

Assistance to Voluntary Organisations working for welfare of OBCs

2050

3715

2300

Persons with Disabilities

10.

Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme

113544

230365

255463

11.

Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of Aids and Appliances

232020

229363

*

Social Defence

12.

Integrated Programme for Older Persons

33100

38785

34630

13.

Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drugs) Abuse

96675

110700

120000

 

* Data not received from implementing agencies.

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri D. Napoleon in a written reply to a question in  Lok Sabha today.

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