In order to ensure that the benefits of schemes and programmes of Ministry of Minority Affairs Government of India, reaches the relatively disadvantaged segments of society in the State of Haryana to identify districts, it was decided to identify districts on the basis of minority population of Census 2001 and backwardness parameters. Thereafter, the position of these districts in terms of “backwardness” was evaluated against the two sets of socio-economic and basic amenities indicators. 90 Minority Concentration Districts in the State of Haryana Mewat and Sirsa District have been identified and selected.
1) The schemes and programmes for poverty alleviation, education health and other welfare schemes of government may be focused in these districts.
2) Existing schemes for infrastructure development, such as rural electrification, road connectivity (PMGSY) etc. may be taken up in these districts on a priority basis.
3) The provision for basic amenities such as pucca housing, safe drinking water supply, water closet toilets and electricity for each household may be made.
4) Schemes included in the Prime Minister’s New 15 point programme for the Welfare of Minorities may be implemented in these districts vigorously targeting each minority household and village.
The programme aims at improving the socio-economic parameters of basic amenities for improving the quality of life of the people and reducing imbalances in the MCDs during the 12th Five year Plan period.90 minority concentration districts have already been identified by government which are relatively backward and falling behind the national average in terms of socio-economic and basic amenities indicators. These districts have a substantial minority population and are backward, with unacceptably low levels of socio-economic or basic amenities indicators, requiring attention and specific programme intervention. This initiative will be a joint effort of the Centre and the States/UTs for inclusive growth, accelerate development process and improve the quality of life of the people. The scheme aims at focused development programmes for backward minority concentration districts to help reduce imbalances and speed up development.
Financial assistance would be made available to these districts to address the ‘development deficits’ that were either not met fully by existing schemes/programmes or catered to by any scheme/ programme of the State or Central Government .The ceiling of financial assistance that may be provided to such minority concentration districts, estimated on the basis of their backwardness parameters and size of minority population. For districts which are entitled to less than Rs. 15 crore on this formula, a fixed sum of Rs. 15 crore has been allocated as it doubtful if an amount lower than this could lead to any palpable improvement.
For better focusing and better targeting on the Minorities Government of India Ministry of Minority Affairs New Delhi vide D.O No. 3/67/2012-PP dated 25th Sept. 2012 had considered to modify and restructuring the programme in 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017). For which Government of India while considering to change the unit area of planning from District at present, to Block. It is being considered to select Minority Concentration Blocks falling in Minority Concentration Districts, to implement MsDP. For this purpose, in the first step backward districts have been identified on the basis of backwardness parameter adopted for 11th Five Year Plan based on data of census 2001. In the second step, the Minority Concentration Blocks in these Minority Concentration districts are selected on the basis of the criteria that blocks with minimum 25% minority population.
For 12th Five Year plan GOI has identified 6 districts in Haryana with 25% or more population of minorities which are as under:-
Name to the Minority Concentration District
Name of the Blocks with 25% or more population of minorities
Amount released during 2015-16
Amount released during 2016-17
Amount released during 2017-18
Central Share- 87,94,000
State Share – 58,63,000
(State Share for Anganwadi Centre as per norms of WCD)
Central Share- 55,92,000 State Share – 3,94,44,500
2,03,29,000/- Central Share
1,53,27,500/- State Share
1,09,00,000/- (State Share for Anganwadi Centre as per norms of WCD) Total 4,65,56,500/-
Under the scheme during the year 2017-18 total amount of Rs. 26,71,32,500/- (Central Share Rs, 10,71,32,000/- + State Share Rs. 16,00,00,500/-) released against the budget provision of Rs. 40,00,00,000/- Under the scheme a budget provision of Rs. 50,00,00,000/- for the year 2018-19