In order to bring the Muslim community into the mainstream of economic development in the state, the government of Maharashtra has appointed the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to conduct a status study of Muslims to bring them into the mainstream of development.
The state government said a total of Rs 33.92 lakh has been allocated for the study of the project.
“In order to bring the Muslim community into the mainstream of economic development in the state of Maharashtra, by studying the educational, economic and social status of the Muslim community and taking into account the limitations of geographical areas, measures are proposed to increase the participation in the important sectors of the economy,” the government statement said.
In addition, the TISS and the government have appointed officials to work on the project.
“Of the workers in the region, the Tata Social Research Council, Mumbai has counted 56 employees among the six regional tax commissioners of Maharashtra state,” it said.
To study the social, educational and economic conditions of the Muslim community in cities, interviews and community surveys need to be studied and presented.
“Administrative approval is given to the said study group with a total amount of Rs 33,92,040 including financial penalties,” it added.
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