With the aim of promoting education among minority communities, the Centre has tripled the scholarship amount for them in Madhya Pradesh, and a total of Rs. 20 crore would be distributed among the minority students of pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means.

Madhya Pradesh Commissioner for Backward classes and Minorities welfare Jabbar Dhakwala told PTI that about 67,375 students of pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum means would benefit under the scholarship programme for the minorities run by the Centre.

He accepted that there were problems for students in filling the scholarship forms and sometimes the schools and colleges did not fill the columns meant for them, and added that from the next academic session, students would not face such problems as it had been decided to hand over the responsibility to private parties.