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Haj Subsidy to be discontinue from Financial Year 2018-19

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The has decided to discontinue the from the year 2018-19. The amount of provided by the Government of reflects in the budget of (MoCA), which is the nodal Ministry responsible for making for Haj pilgrims identified by the (HCoI).

Budgetary provision of Rs. 200 crore for the has been made in the Budget Estimates for 2017-18.

The welfare schemes meant for minorities are implemented by from the budget allocated to the Ministry. An additional allocation of Rs.505 Crore has been made for the for the year 2018-19. It has been decided to allocate bulk of the additional funding for educational empowerment of Minority communities.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 14:52 IST