Some people unable to digest Centre's development programmes:

Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said today that "some people are unable to digest" the central government's programmes for the poor and the minorities and were spreading negativity to disrupt the development process.

Speaking at a 'Progress Panchayat' in Rajasthan's Alwar district, the minority affairs minister said the Narendra Modi government was determined to further the agenda of development without any discrimination or appeasement.

The government has prepared its policies keeping in mind the welfare of farmers, youth, women and poor, he said.

"(But) some people are unable to digest the atmosphere of trust and development. These people are trying to disturb the atmosphere of development through their negative agenda," he alleged.

The government will not allow any negative agenda to dominate the main agenda of development, Naqvi said.

"By defeating those people who want to disrupt the development process, we are following the path of empowerment without appeasement and development with dignity, so that the light of development reaches to all...without any hindrance," he was quoted as saying in a statement.

Naqvi said the programmes launched by his ministry such as 'Hunar Haat', 'Seekho aur Kamao', 'Nai Manzil', 'Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Scheme', 'Nai Roshni' have proved to be important steps towards skilling minority communities.

In the past three years, the Union minister claimed, the government programmes have provided employment opportunities to more than 50 lakh people from minority communities.

He also claimed that there's been a 90-per cent increase in selection of candidates from minority communities in the civil services. "This is the effect of empowerment without appeasement."

Naqvi also laid the foundation stone for various projects and inaugurated some others in the district.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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