Hyderabad: Dy. CM of Telangana State, Mr. Mohammed Mahmood Ali called on the Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs, Mr. Muqtar Abbas Naqvi and invited him to visit the State to see the welfare activities implemented here. He requested the Minister to release funds for Minorities Residential Schools. Giving the details of budget allocated for Minorities for 2016-17, Mr. Mahmood Ali apprised him that the State Govt. has allocated Rs. 1200 crore. He also told him that in order to provide corporate level education for Minorities, Govt. of Telangana has established 71 residential schools wherein students would get free education with free board and lodge facilities. Govt. is spending Rs. 85000 per student on this scheme. It has decided to setup 89 more schools in the next year. It is a large project for which central assistance is needed. He told the Minister that Rs. 20 lakh each is being given to students who study abroad. For destitute girls, Rs. 51000 are being given for their marriages.
It is reported that Mr. Naqvi agreed to release the required funds.