Lok Sabha was informed today about total of 2,851 students belonging to minority communities have availed benefits of the Centre's 'Padho Pardesh' scheme.
Under the scheme, interest subsidy is offered to students from the minority communities on educational loans taken for pursuing overseas studies like masters
and MPhil/PhD.'As on 30.11.2017, total number of 2,851 minority students have availed the benefit of interest subsidy under the scheme,' Union Minority Affairs
Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told the Lower House.The scheme was launched in 2013-14 under the 'Prime Minister's 15-Point Programme'