Tribal communities playing an important role for the economic sustenance of rural population, nomadic livestock plays an important role in the business and livelihood of tribal communities.
Recently LG Manoj Sinha inaugurated a two-day workshop on Pastoralism in Jammu Kashmir.
The workshop will help in developing a holistic strategy and action plan for improved livelihoods and regeneration of pasture land and rangelands.
He highlighted the concerted efforts of the UT Administration, under the guidance of Hon’ble Prime Minister, to bring transformation in the lives of pastoral communities such as Gujjar, Bakarwals, Gaddi-Sippi.
Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji has empowered the tribal community of J&K UT and migratory population has been brought to the mainstream of development. Forest Rights Act, rights on forest produce and various other initiatives have brought a new dawn in their lives.
He said the world is recognizing the significance of Pastoralism and the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has declared 2026 as the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists.
I consider our tribal community as protectors of forests and the climate warriors. They will certainly play a significant role in maintaining biodiversity, climate change mitigation, and contributing to growth and food security.