Crescent Kashmir

LG Sinha for the due rights to the tribal communities in Jammu and Kashmir

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By: Wani Parvaiz CK


Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has said that he will ensure that all the tribal communities in Jammu and Kashmir get the due rights and said that his administration was working for their upliftment.

While interacting with a delegation of the Gujjar-Bakerwal Community along with members of the Gaddi-Sippi Community, he said that his government was committed to work for their welfare and for their rights.

He said that in the recent past his administration has taken some decisions with the commitment of social equality, to bestow the due rights to all tribal communities.

According to the news agencies quoting official spokesman they have said that LG Manoj Sinha during his interaction with the tribal community has said as following.

For the 1st time in history of J&K, Govt on Monday will roll out handing over of rights under Forest Rights Act. To implement an overarching plan for development of tribal communities, a 2-month long survey has been conducted for effective policy making based on ground realities.

The UT government has decided to develop transit accommodations at 8 places at an estimated cost of Rs 28 cr for accommodating seasonal transitory population, besides provisions for medical camps, animal yards. Tribal Bhavans to come up at Jammu, Srinagar & Rajouri.

For the sustainable livelihood of tribal youth,we have decided to establish 1500 mini sheep farms,besides setting up 16 milk villages worth Rs 16 cr.Further,500 youth initially will be linked to specialised skill development programmes such as Commercial Pilots,Management etc.

Scholarships worth Rs 30 crore has been given to tribal children;this year 42,000 additional children will be provided with this scholarship.1521 Seasonal Schools for Migratory Children, besides 2 Residential Schools on Migratory Route & 8000 tablets for 7th & 8th-grade students.

The tribal communities are getting rights over minor forest produce. The UT in coordination with TRIFED will establish infrastructure for collection, value addition, packaging and distribution. To empower the youth and women a cluster of 15 tribal SHGs will be established, tweets Office of LG J&K

With agencies inputs

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