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                        The Directorate of Minorities was carved out of the Directorate of Backward Classes and created in the year 1999-2000 to ensure a more focused approach towards issues relating to the notified Minority communities, namely Muslims, Christians, Jains, Buddhist, Sikhs, and Parsis. The Directorate working with the vision to enable all the Minority Community people to lead a productive life with equal opportunities in the fields of Socio, Economic, Education, etc. The mandate of the Directorate includes Planning Coordination, Evaluation, and Implementation of development programs for the benefit of the Minority Community. The main functions of the department are to introduce schemes to promote accelerated socio-economic development of Minorities, introduce educational concessions for students, implementation of schemes for the development of Women and Children, providing training and employment opportunities, thereby tackling the problems of economic backwardness among the Minorities.

                       District Minority Welfare Offices are established in all the 30 Districts and these Districts officers are implementing minority welfare schemes under the co ordination and supervision of Deputy Commissioners and Chief Executive Officers of Zilla Panchayat of each district.

As per 2011 census, the population of religious minorities in Karnataka is as follows:

Communities

Indian Population

Karnataka State Population

Gadag District Population

Population

Percentage

Population

Percentage

Population

Percentage

Muslim

17,22,00,000

14.23%

78,93,065

12.92%

143665

15.20%

Christian

2,78,00,000

2.3%

11,42,647

1.87%

3432

3.20%

Sikh

2,08,00,000

1.72%

28,773

0.05%

231

0.02%

Buddhist

84,43,000

0.70%

95,710

0.16%

79

0.007%

Jain

44,52,000

0.37%

4,40,280

0.72%

5993

0.56%

Total

23,36,95,000

19.32%

96,00,475

15.74%

153400

14.40%

Last Updated: 18-02-2022 01:57 PM Updated By: Admin


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