The state aims to distribute the funding amount to at least 50 lakh by December 15
As many as 45 lakh students from six minority communities in West Bengal have received scholarships from the state government amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the chairman of the West Bengal Minorities Development and Finance Corporation, P B Salim, students scoring at least 60 per cent in their previous exam and whose families earn less than Rs 2 lakh per annum, are eligible for the scholarship. The amount ranging between Rs 1,500 and Rs 60,000 is being directly transferred to the bank account of the selected students within a month.
Salim told PTI that the distribution of the scholarship had begun on August 1. The state aims to distribute the scholarship amount to at least 50 lakh minority students by December 15.
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