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Construction works in tribal areas of the state should be completed on time

Tribal Welfare Minister Sushri Meena Singh conducts review at division level meeting  

भोपाल : शनिवार, सितम्बर 5, 2020, 19:47 IST

Tribal Welfare Minister Sushri Meena Singh has instructed officials that the development works in progress in the tribal areas should be completed within the stipulated time. She told to take strict action against those construction agencies, which are negligent in completing the construction works. The Tribal Welfare Minister told to prioritize the construction of additional rooms in community buildings and schools under the Settlement Development Scheme. The Tribal Welfare Minister was addressing the meeting of departmental officers of Bhopal, Narmadapuram and Sagar divisions from Umaria today through webinar. Distribution of Forest rights pattas was also reviewed in the meeting.

During the meeting, Minister Sushri Meena Singh said that the operation of hostels and ashram schools of the department will be started soon. Departmental officers should begin preparations with caution in their districts. She said that many buildings of the department have been acquired for Covid-19. The buildings and materials should be sanitized before being used. Minister Sushri Meena Singh sought information about the system of education being provided to children through Doordarshan and All India Radio, online and other digital modules in tribal areas. She also issued instructions to transfer the amount of scholarship and residential assistance to the bank accounts of students without delay.

Review of forest rights pattas

The Tribal Welfare Minister said that forest dwellers are the protectors of water, forest and environment in true sense. The state government has decided to review the forest land pattas canceled earlier under the Forest Rights Act again. She said that the departmental officers should take effective action in validating the land pattas till September 15 of land possessed by the forest dwellers. It was informed in the meeting that out of 9 thousand 200 canceled claims in Bhopal division, 1592 claims have been accepted after scrutiny. In Narmadapuram division, 656 out of 8 thousand 300 claims have been accepted. Out of 16 thousand 800 claims in Sagar division, 2380 claims have been accepted by the committee constituted at the district level.

Digitization of claims

Principal Secretary, Tribal Welfare Smt. Pallavi Govil instructed the officers to complete the work of digitization of previously cancelled claims. She informed that an amount of Rs. 50 has been approved for each claim. She asked the departmental officers to take necessary action by considering the testimony of two elderly persons as base in the canceled forest land pattas. The Principal Secretary expressed displeasure over previous pending cases of post matric scholarship and housing assistance. Principal Secretary Smt. Govil sought information about the action being taken in connection with the new rules for admission in departmental hostels. She informed that hundred percent admissions should be ensured on the seats approved in the hostels and eligibility should be based on social integration. For this, arrangements have been made for admission of 70 percent tribal children and 30 percent children of Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic category in the tribal hostels.

Champion schools and smart classes in tribal areas

Commissioner Tribal Welfare Shri B.C. Chandrasekhar informed that out of 10 thousand Champion schools of School Education Department, 3 thousand champion schools are being included in tribal areas. He informed that one class in each school is being developed as smart class in 860 Higher Secondary Schools of the department. He informed that the help of Corporate Responsibility Fund (CSR) is being taken in this work.

Mukesh Modi
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