Holistic approach being taken to uplift STs: DC Budgam
Post by RK News on Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Budgam, Nov 7: The Tribal Research Institute (Department of Tribal Affairs J&K) on Monday organised a day-long awareness camp cum workshop on scholarship schemes/NSP for Scheduled Tribe students at Sheikh-ul-Alam Hall here.
The programme was attended by DDC Chairman, Nazir Ahmad Khan; Deputy Commissioner Budgam, S F Hamid; DDC Members, ADDC, Dr Akramullah Tak; Nodal Officer, Coordinator Tribal Affairs, Javed Ahmad Parray; CEO, INOs and other concerned.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner said that various initiatives have been taken by the UT Government under the guidance of Lieutenant Governor for the upliftment and progress of ST community and other weaker sections of society. He said not only schemes were launched but also focus is being given on the awareness part to ensure the benefits of these schemes reach the end beneficiary in every district.
The DC appreciated that the inbuilt tribal component in all schemes including District Plans has changed the socio-economic status of the people belonging to the tribal community. “The holistic approach taken for tribals has boosted the community. The students from this community have excelled in every field, be it sports, education, self-employment, health or engineering,” he said. “For the first time, the nomadic population was facilitated and transport was provided to them in all districts for their seasonal migration along with their livestock to Jammu.”
While deliberating on the event, Coordinator, Javed Ahmad Parray said the aim is to create awareness about the special schemes and welfare initiatives launched for STs. He said that in order to ensure smooth and hassle-free services to the STs, the Tribal Welfare Officers shall be deployed and Tribal Welfare Offices shall be opened and will function as independent offices like social welfare in each district by the next year.
The coordinator informed that two cluster model villages shall be established in every district to focus on the developmental activities of the tribal areas.