Zulfkar calls for dovetailing resources for development of Tribals; Chairs meeting to finalize Tribal-Sub Plan

Jammu Kashmir News


“Keeping in view the changing scenario of development, it becomes necessary that comparative vulnerability of the community is addressed in a focused and integrated manner,” the Minister asserted.

It was decided in the meeting that  out of  Rs 18 crore allocation  under article 275 (1), Rs 6.25 cr have been earmarked for strengthening education  sector,  while the rest has been earmarked for strengthening Rural Development, PDD and PHE sectors to take care of the developmental requirements  of the  Tribal areas.

Similarly under Tribal-Sub Plan (TSP), it was decided that out of Rs 20 cr allocation, priority is to be given to development of Model Tribal villages, electrification of un-electrified Tribal hamlets, PHE sector, irrigation activities, Rural development  besides  a provision is to be kept for  awareness  campaign  and promotion of  cultural activities among the Tribals.

Secretary, CA&PD, Secretary, Tribals, MD SC/ST Development Corporation and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

Later, the Minister also chaired another follow up meeting of CA&PD to review the action taken report on earlier decisions. He urged officers to ensure availability of essential commodities including ration, K-Oil etc to the consumers especially during this holy month. He also called for intensifying market checking to prevent erring shopkeepers from cheating consumers.

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