Rs 120 cr earmarked for development of tribal hamlets: Zulfkar

JAMMU, JAN 8: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today said that the Government has earmarked Rs 120 crore for infrastructure development in the areas inhabited by the tribal population.

The Minister said this while speaking at the annual Gujjar-Bakerwal conference here.

Zulfkar said Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba is working tirelessly for the development and welfare of the State’s tribal population. He said the Government has earmarked Rs 120 crore for infrastructure development in tribal habitations across the State.

During his interaction with the Tribal leaders of the State, the Minister said that the present dispensation understands the problems and hardships that the tribal community faces, and is keen to take all possible measures to address these at an earliest.

Assuring full support to the Community leaders in their pursuit to meet their genuine demands, the Minister said the Government is committed for the overall development of the Tribals of the State, particularly, Gujjar-Bakerwal community, and concerted efforts are being made for their uplift and development in all spheres of life.

Tribal leaders Haji Mohammad Yusuf, Hussain Ali Wafa, Choudhary Sirajjudin (Kupwara), Choudhary Mohammad Shafi, Choudhary Zakir Hussain, Mohammad Yasin Poswal, Choudhary Saif-u-Din (Handwara), Mohammed Hussain Bhelsa, Choudhary Munshi Khan, Choudhary Gulzar (Kathua), Choudhary Ibrahim (Reasi), among others attended the function.

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