Allocation of Funds to Minority Institutions
The Centrally Sponsored scheme for Infrastructure Development of Private Aided/Unaided Minority Institutes (Elementary Secondary/Senior Secondary schools) (IDMI) came into existence in December, 2008. During 2008-09, no grant was given to any institution of any State. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Shri Vincent H. Pala, Minister of State for Minority Affairs, said that During 2009-10, grant was given to 22 minority institutions of Government of Uttar Pradesh. During 2010-11, till date, grant has been given to 15 institutions of Kerala, 5 institutions of Maharashtra and 5 institutions of Madhya Pradesh.
Shri Pala informed the House that the funds allocated under IDMI are utilized for strengthening of educational infrastructure and physical facilities in the existing elementary/secondary/senior secondary schools including additional classrooms, science/computer laboratories, library rooms, toilets, drinking water facilities, hostel buildings etc.