Rs 7.84 Cr Released for Madrassas: Govt

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Srinagar: The government Wednesday said Rs 784.39 lakhs were released for Madrassas in the State during 2011-2012.

“Rs 194.94 lakhs were released for Madrassas of Jammu division. Of the amount, Rs 48.936 lakhs have been utilized while Rs 146.003 lakhs were surrendered,” the government said in a written reply to a question by MLA Langate Sheikh Abdul Rashid in Assembly.

It said in Kashmir division, Rs 553.45 lakhs were released for madrassas. “Of the total amount, Rs 100.32 lakhs have been utilized while Rs 453.13 lakhs were surrendered”.

The government further stated that Rs 110.15 lakhs were sanctioned for madrassas in Anantnag district, Rs 1.81 lakhs for Bandipora, Rs 157.99 lakhs for Baramulla, Rs 42.62 lakhs for Budgam, Rs 37.11 lakhs for Ganderbal, Rs 49.42 lakhs for Kulgam, Rs 14.39 lakhs for Kupwara, Rs 26.72 lakhs for Pulwama, Rs 21.18 lakhs for Shopian and Rs 92.06 lakhs were released for madrassas in Srinagar

About the grant-in-aid released in favors of various NGOs of Kashmir, government said Rs 5.25 lakhs were sanctioned in 2009-2010, Rs 6.30 lakhs  in 2010-2011 and Rs 6.30 lakhs in 2011-2012.

“An orphanage — SOS children Village Channi Rama, Jammu was given Rs 1,10,000 in 2009-2010, Rs 80,000 in 2010-2011 and Rs 72,500 in 2011-2012. Similarly, Rs 1,10,000 were sanctioned in 2009-2010, Rs 85,000 in 2010-2011 and Rs 72,500 in 2011-2012 for orphanage, Bal Niketan Ved Mandir Amphalla Jammu,” it said.

“No grant-in-aid has been received from outside the country,” added the government.

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