Religious Minorities



  • Total budgetary allocation for Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA) has been increased to Rs.4,700 crore in 2018-19 from Rs.4,195 crore in 2017-18. The budget allocation for MoMA has increased by 12 percent.
  • The budgetary allocation has increased for Multi-Sectoral Development Programme (MSDP) and for someof the scholarship programmes.
  • The largest programme of MoMA called MSDP is being renamed as Pardhanmantri Jan VikasKaryakaram.
  • The utilisation of fund by Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA) was 74 percent in the financial year 2016- 17 reduced from 97.8 percent in the financial year 2015-2016, which has affected the implementation of MSDP and scholarship programmes.