Maharashtra government is in the process of formulating a “de-radicalisation” strategy in the minority pockets of the state under which various minority welfare schemes will be integrated into a single unit to expedite their implementation.
A Home department official said that a Government Resolution (GR) to this effect will be issued soon.
Minority welfare schemes run by different ministries under Ministries of Urban Development, Health, Education, Minority Welfare, Social Justice, Skilled entrepreneurship will be integrated.
The official said the government’s endeavour is to ensure that minorities have a sense of belonging and not alienation.
“We want them to be part of the mainstream,” the official added.