Jammu- Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Friday announced to provide 5 marla land to 17,000 Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (G) eligible landless tribal beneficiaries in coming days, and asserted that the topmost priority of his administration is to safeguard the rights and benefits extended to all the tribal communities.
“Community and Individual Forest Rights, SHGs for forest produce, support to new enterprises had a transformative impact in tribal areas. It is being ensured that the tribal population enjoys equitable benefits of growth,” Sinha said, while addressing the ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Saptah’ celebration at the Convention Centre, here on Friday.
The iconic week event is dedicated to the memory of Bhagwan Birsa Munda, brave tribal freedom fighters and to celebrate and commemorate the glorious history of tribal communities, culture and achievements.
“It is our topmost priority to safeguard the rights and benefits extended to all the tribal communities. The administration is committed to ensure that the tribal population in Jammu Kashmir enjoys equitable benefits of growth,” he said.
At the event, the LG highlighted the efforts of his administration for welfare and development of tribal communities over the past few years.
“Community and Individual Forest Rights, Self Help Groups for forest produce, support to new enterprises had transformative impact in tribal areas. J&K Administration has taken concrete steps for economic empowerment of tribal communities through Sheep farms, Dairy units and Tri-Wool Project,” he said.
“We have expanded and made educational opportunities accessible to all tribal communities including the migratory population. Construction of new tribal hostels, smart schools, Eklavya, coaching facilities for competitive exams, and skill development programmes have started showing results in overall development,” he added.
The LG also reiterated his administration’s commitment to achieve saturation of government flagship schemes and reach out to all targeted beneficiaries in a time-bound manner.
“Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, under the guidance of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, will ensure no tribal family is left out of the journey of development and progress,” he said.
He also appreciated the artists for promoting the rich cultural heritage of tribal communities.
Earlier, the LG paid tributes to Bhagwan Birsa Munda and other great tribal personalities and lauded the significant contribution of tribal communities in nation-building.
Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lt Governor; Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Anand Jain, IGP Jammu; Sachin Kumar Vaishya, Deputy Commissioner Jammu; senior officers and members of Tribal communities in large numbers were present.
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