The State government will increase the amount of scholarships given to students from religious minorities for higher education, and open zero-balance bank accounts for them.
Mr. Kamble then announced that the scheme would be made attractive by opening zero-balance accounts for students.
Congress leader Sunil Tambe raised a calling-attention motion, alleging that thousands of eligible students were being deprived of the benefit.
“The State also offers up to ?5,000 for students from religious minorities pursuing graduation courses,” Mr. Kamble said.
“According to my information, 1,142 students applied for the concession through the State scheme, of which 920 applications were eligible for it,” he said.
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