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Scheme for educating adult Muslims launched

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Scheme for educating adult Muslims launched. Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, the government on Tuesday launched a new programme for educating adult...

New Delhi: Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, the government on Tuesday launched a new programme for educating adult Muslims, targeting over one crore of them.

The programme 'Maulana Azad Taleem-e-Balighan', launched by Minister of State for HRD Shashi Tharoor, aims to impart functional literacy, vocational skill development and continuing education to one crore Muslim adults with an outlay of Rs 600 crore.
It promises to provide opportunities for up scaling basic education to around 2.5 lakh adults from the community and imparting livelihood skill training to around three lakh beneficiaries. "410 Sakshar Bharat Districts will be covered with a financial outlay of Rs 600 crore during the current Plan Period," an official statement said.
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