State to set up Minority Scholar Commission

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Mumbai, Jan 8 (UNI) Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said that the state government will soon set up a Minority Scholar Commission to resolve problems faced by the community.

Mr Deshmukh was addressing a gathering yesterday, organized by Maulana Azad Financial Corporation which provides easy loan with low interest rates to the community. He also distributed several cheques of easy loan to the members of the minority community.

He said the commission will be purely a non political body comprising of intellectuals and religious scholars and its members will travel across the state and take stock of the socio-economic problems of the community. The goverment will take necessary actions based on the commission's report.

''Maharashtra is the first state in the country which has given its approval to implement the recommendations of the 'Sachar Committee' which had submitted a report for upliftment of the minority community'', Deshmukh added.

Chief Minister also released newly made application forms in Marathi, English and Urdu.

Chairman of the Corporation Amin Patel speaking on the occasion said the state goverment had sanctioned Rs 40 crore for providing easy loan and we are expecting Rs 10 crore more from the state to enable the corporation to provide more loans to the deserving persons.

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