Commission for welfare of minorities to be constituted: CM

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Mumbai, Mar 13 (UNI) The Maharashtra government will set up a commission, comprising intellectuals and religious scholars, for the betterment of minorities in the state.

Replying to the discussion on the Governor's address, Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said in the state assembly that the commission will look into the problems faced by the minorities and also implement the schemes made for their welfare.

He said the commission will be constituted before the conclusion of the Budget Session.

He said Maharashtra is the first state to have the Minority Welfare Department.

Mr Deshmukh said a 15-point programme for the welfare of the minority communities will be implemented as also the recommendations of the Sachchar Committee.

Three cities and 47 towns in the state have been identified as being dominated by minority communities, he informed.


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