Srinagar, Jun 26 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Sunday stated the government is working tirelessly for the holistic development of tribal communities and promoting entrepreneurship among the many youth and women.
The LG conferred the first-ever UT-level Tribal Awards at SKICC right here and felicitated people and institutions for their exemplary providers to tribal welfare and achievements within the area of sports, education, tradition, literature, and science and technology.
“Extremely proud to have participated in the first-ever UT level Tribal Awards Ceremony. This initiative to acknowledge the achievements and services of the community will encourage many more to work for the welfare of the others,” he stated.
Highlighting the measures taken by the government for the welfare of JK’s tribal group, Sinha stated the Union Territory administration is working tirelessly for the holistic development of tribal communities, selling entrepreneurship amongst tribal youth and girls, transforming tribal schools, village improvement, tourism and implementing Van Dhan for his or her empowerment.
The Lt Governor introduced that 500 tribal youths shall be educated under the Financial Literacy Program proposed by the Bombay Stock Exchange and Punjab National Bank.
For the sustainable livelihood of the youth, the administration has arrange mini sheep farms within the tribal areas. Efforts are being made to link the tribal youth with the dairy sector. Besides, packages of skill improvement and vocational coaching have been launched to convey a big population into the mainstream economic system, Sinha stated.
He stated after a few years of waiting, the Forest Rights Act was carried out by the government final yr. The UT administration is organizing 100 Van Dhan Kendras in Jammu and Kashmir for the sustainable livelihood of the tribal families, he stated.
The government can be beginning 1500 Van Dhan Self-Help Groups to make women of the tribal group financially unbiased and empowered, he stated.
At the event, MoUs have been signed between Tribal Affairs division, IIT Jammu, and Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University in Rajouri for establishing Tribal Chair in each of the institutes.
The Lt Governor termed the establishment of Tribal Chairs a milestone in educational analysis and preserving the cultural heritage of the tribal group.
“It will bridge the gap in research and institutional support. The collaboration will work towards the preservation of rare books, language styles, socio-cultural heritage, and most importantly, the documented history can be digitized,” he stated.
He stated Tribal Research Institute in JK is preserving tribal cultural heritage, felicitating excellent achievers from tribal communities, figuring out issues associated with tribals, and pursuing analysis actions for capacity building to totally notice their potential.
We have developed an efficient and complete technique, being executed to the grassroots level, for enhancing the revenue of tribal households and offering life-fulfilling alternatives to youth, very best medical care facilities, and bringing every family beneath the social safety web, he stated.
Sinha said for the primary time in the historical past, ASHA well-being workers from the tribal group are being appointed to work for the well-being care of the inhabitants living within the excessive pasture area through the summer season.
The government has launched a Telemedicine scheme to succeed in out to tribal populations dwelling in far-flung areas with the providers of specialist medical doctors. In addition to the Tribal, Health Plan beginning final yr, Tele Medicine and Mobile Medical Care Unit will carry much-needed transformation in well-being care of tribal families, he famous.
The Lt Governor noticed that within the final two years, the UT authorities have labored in the direction of attaining a balanced improvement of infrastructure in addition to human assets by way of a number of unprecedented coverage selections, schemes, and packages.
Terming education as probably the most potent device for the progress of tribal communities, the Lt Governor stated the price range for scholarships has been elevated to Rs 45 crore from the final yr’s Rs 31 Crore.
Lauding the efforts of officers of the Tribal Affairs Department of the UT, the Lt Governor referred to as upon the division to deal with the convergence of all obtainable welfare schemes in order that most benefits are percolated to the grassroots degree.
Sinha additionally flagged off 41 Ambulances for various cluster tribal villages.