Schemes undertaken by the Ministry of Minority Affairs
Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/ Crafts for Development (USTTAD)
- Scheme has been launched in 2015 to preserve the rich heritage of traditional arts/crafts of minorities.
- The training programme support will be provided to ensure that the desired outcomes are achieved for the preservation of traditional art/craft, the establishment of market linkages and generating interest among young generation for taking up traditional arts/crafts as a profession.
- The scheme has been launched in 2015 with an aim to benefit the minority youth who do not have a formal school education.
- The scheme provides them formal education and skills, and enable them to seek better employment in the organized sector and thus to equip them for better lives.
- Nai Roshni- “The Scheme for Leadership Development of Minority Women” with an aim to empower and instil confidence in minority women.
- The scheme provides knowledge, tool and techniques for interacting with the government system, banks and other institutions at all levels.
- It is implemented through Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) all over the country.
- The scheme permits a mix of women from non-minority communities not exceeding 25% of a project proposal.
Minority Cyber Gram
- The Ministry of Minority Affairs launched a pilot project for minority Cyber Gram for digital literacy in a minority dominated village Chandauli in Alwar district of Rajasthan.
- The initiative covers students of Class VI to Class X belonging to notified minority communities.
- Jiyo Parsi is a Government of India supported scheme to arrest the decline in the population of the Parsi Zoroastrian Community in India.
- The Government of India through Ministry of Minority Affairs had initiated the Jiyo Parsi Scheme in 2013.
- The scheme will continue in the remaining period of the 14th Financial Commission, i.e., next three years (2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20).
- Under the scheme, government provide financial assistance for the Infertility treatment.
- The Scheme was launched during the year 2014-15.
- The scheme aims to preserve rich culture and heritage of minorities through selective intervention under the overall concept of Indian culture.
- The government will set up ‘Garib Nawaz’ skill development centres in 100 districts of the country to offer employment-oriented training to the youth from minority communities.
“Seekho aur Kamao (Learn and Earn)”
- This is a placement linked skill development scheme for minorities aiming to upgrade the skills of minority youth in various modern/traditional skills.
- The scheme ensures placements of minimum 75% trainees, out of which at least 50% placement is in the organized sector.