SRINAGAR: The State mulling a Tribal Research Institute dedicated to studies concerning the tribal population of the State.
Minister for CA&PD and Tribal Affairs, Ch Zulfkar Ali, informed the institute would be established to identify core areas to formulate welfare policies and programmes as per the developmental needs of the tribal community.
Discussing the modalities for establishing the said tribal research institute, Zulfkar said the developmental requirements of tribals vary from area to area and keeping in view the ground realities, it is imperative that several institutions of Centre and state government work in tandem to achieve this goal.
Elaborating the salient features of the institute, the Minster said the institute will undertake intensive studies on tribals needs, culture, customs and arts in a holistic manner adding that thrust would be laid to improve education and health sector besides identification of growth centres in tribal areas which would help them come out of chronic backwardness and deprivation and ensure their comprehensive emancipation.
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