It has been a promise by the J&K administration to the tribal community of Jammu and Kashmir that they would be empowered and would be given all the rights which are due to them under various central acts.
Acting on the promise recently LG Manoj Sinha said that empowering the Tribal community through Forest Rights Act means giving them back the rights for a better life and it will have a long impact on their coming generations and also on their lives and social bearing.
He urged them to fulfill their responsibility to protect the wildlife & forests, and maintain the biodiversity so that there is no conflict between the humans and animals and they become the protectors of the forests.
It would be their responsibility to protect their forests and produce and it will have a visible impact on the ground because it will discourage timber smuggling and also the damage being caused by many vested elements on the forest wealth.
In areas where community rights are being given, Rs 10 crore will be provided immediately for infrastructure development and it will help the tribal community to have a better life in these forest areas.
Work on Tribal sub-centers, Roads, Power Supply, Anganwadi Centers etc. to be started soon and it will give them the much needed help to live better lives and the Anganwadi Centers would be a real game changer in the tribal areas for these families to send their children in these centers