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Government launches Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-2 in Mumbai

The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs has launched Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-2 in Mumbai, Maharashtra under the Jiyo Parsi scheme.

The Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-2 aims at containing the declining trend of population of the Parsi community and reverses it to bring their population above the threshold level.

About Jiyo Parsi scheme

Jiyo Parsi scheme is a Central Sector Scheme for containing population decline of Parsis in India. Its main objective is to reverse the declining trend of Parsi population by adopting a scientific protocol and structured interventions. It aims to stabilize and increase the population of Parsis in India. It has two components: Medical Assistance and Advocacy (Counselling). The first phase of the scheme was launched initiated in 2013.

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Government launches new Central Sector Scheme Nai Manzil

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Dr. Najma Heptulla launched a new Central Sector Scheme Nai Manzil for empowering minorities.

The scheme was launched to make innovative interventions in the field of education and skill development for improving the welfare of minorities.

The Scheme:

  • Aim to address educational and livelihood needs of minority communities in general and Muslims in particular, which lags behind in terms of educational attainments than the other minority communities.
  • Aims to provide educational intervention by giving the bridge courses to the trainees and getting them Certificates for Class XII and X from distance medium educational system.
  • Aims to provide trade basis skill training in four courses at the same time of formal education, in field of a) Manufacturing b) Engineering c) Services d) Soft skills.
  • It intends to cover people in between 17 to 35 age group from all minority communities as well as Madrasa students.

This scheme will provide avenues for continuing higher education and also open up employment opportunities in the organised sector.

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