Read Here: Facts about ‘Pradhan Mantri Nai Manzil Yojana’, launched in India
Read Here: Facts about ‘Pradhan Mantri Nai Manzil Yojana’, launched in India

New Delhi, India: The 2001 census found that minorities make up roughly 20% of the 102.8 crore people in India. According to the news website Good Morning Kashmir, the percentage of Muslims in the country is 13.4%, followed by Christians at 2.3%, Sikhs at 1.9%, Buddhists at 0.8%, Jains at 0.4%, and Parsis at 0.4%.

In which 2% of minority kids nationwide drop out of primary school, and 3% of minority students nationwide drop out of high school. In comparison to the minority population, their average rate of labour force participation is also quite low. The Muslim population has the greatest incidence of elementary school dropouts among minorities, according to a 2013 poll by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. As a result of their inability to complete primary-level education, minority Muslims are most likely to experience poverty and a lack of employment skills, according to the Sachar Committee report.


In light of this, the current central government introduced the “Pradhan Mantri Nai Manzil Yojana” with the goal of ensuring equal involvement of minorities in the growth of the nation as well as the advancement of education and skill-building for the country’s overall development.

Objectives of the Scheme
It was intended to launch a one-year course through this programme for minority students who receive their education from unrecognised institutions like madrasas or who, as a result of poverty, cannot even finish primary-level education. They will all be gathered, their skills will be enhanced in accordance with their capacities, and they will all be qualified to sit the board exams. All of the colleges in the nation will recognise this course that was started under the new floor design.

1. To gather minority community students who, for any reason, dropped out of primary school. Under the National Institute of Open Education or a State Open School system, they must provide education and credentials for classes 8 and 10.
2. The youth of the minority community are to receive instruction in job-oriented work skills under this plan.
3. To raise awareness of life skills and health.
4. To give at least 70% of the young people trained through this programme jobs so they can receive a livable income and integrate into society by utilising social security programmes like Employees State Insurance (ESI), Provident Insurance, etc.