Rs 16 crore sanctioned for Muslim and Christian religious institutions.

    13-Feb-2020
Naveen Patnaik led Odisha Government sanctioned Rs 16 crores for the development of religious institutions located in different districts of the State, Telegraph India reported.
 

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According to media reports, the sanctioned amount will be provided from the Special Problem Funds.
 
CM Naveen Patnaik sanctioned the funds for the following religious institutions.
 
• Jesus Christ Church of Satya Nagar: Rs 2 crore
 
• Mother Mary Catholic Church in the city: Rs 2 crore
 
• Odia Baptist Church at Mission road, Cuttack: Rs 2 crore
 
• Kadam-e-Rasool mosque at Dargha Bazar: Rs 2 crore
 
• Fakirabad Markazi mosque, Kendrapara: Rs 1 crore
 
• Old Bazar Jama Masjid, Bhadrak: Rs 1 crore
 
• Paltan Masjid, Sambalpur: Rs 1 crore
 
• Sambalpur St Joseph Cathedral (Roman Catholic): Rs 1 crore
 
• Jamia Masjid, Berhampur Bhapur Bazar: Rs 1 crore
 
• Giri Road Odia Baptist Church(CNI): Rs 1 crore
 
• Rourkela Bishop Missionary (Roman Catholic): Rs 1 crore
 
• Sunni Jama Masjid at Rajgangpur: Rs 1 crore
 
According to the 2011 census, Minorities have been growing faster than Hindus in Odisha. During the last 50 years from 1961-2011, the population growth of Hindus was 129.52% while minorities like Muslims and Christians grew by 323.40% and 477.91% respectively. Hindus topped the population chart with 93.63% in the State followed by Christians at 2.77% and Muslims at 2.17.