Survey Of Migratory Tribal Population Begins In Three Kashmir Districts

Srinagar- The enumeration survey of Migratory tribal Population was launched in Kulgam, Kupwara and Bandipora districts.

In Kulgam, the DDC highlighted the significance of this overall enumeration survey process of Migratory tribal population and impressed upon all the officers/officials for completion of the task in a set timeline with collection of accurate databases.

In Bandipora, DC said the purpose of the counting is to identify the tribal populations with details so as to compile a database and identify the socio-economic condition of the tribal population so that focused steps are taken to bridge the gaps and uplift the community.

He urged the people of the tribal community to participate in the process by providing true details so that a true data is available with the government for devising plans for their upliftment.

In Kupwara, the DC said that the Jammu and Kashmir Government has begun the first-ever survey and enumeration of the migratory Tribal Population for extending the benefits of various welfare schemes to them.

He further said that the first survey of the nomadic tribal population has been undertaken by the J & K Tribal Affairs Department with the aim to chalk out plans for socio economic development of different tribes.

The DC said that the comprehensive survey of both the nomadic population and various underdeveloped tribal pockets in the Union Territory is being conducted in collaboration with the District administration and District Planning and Statistics organization.

Giving details about the main objectives of survey, it was informed that the survey aims at to collect the real time data regarding migratory population so that various problems faced by them are identified; to know the socio-economic status of migratory/nomadic population; to enable the government to extend the benefits of various developmental, welfare, and livelihood oriented programmes to such nomadic/migratory who otherwise are feeling the sense of exclusion and to initiate the measures for strengthening migratory schools, the establishment of hostels, new residential schools etc.

The survey also aims at to expanding access of health facilities and development of health infrastructure for such tribes by reducing distance (through providing services closer to the poor), targeted health promotion, and building of mobile health care units, bedsides, promote higher standards for animal health, husbandry, including hygienic and welfare processing practices.

On the occasion a month-long implementation schedule has been released.

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