Govt will provide 5 marla land to the 17,000 PMAY (G) eligible landless tribal beneficiaries: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Friday said that the government would provide 5 marla land to 17,000 Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Grameen) eligible landless tribal beneficiaries.
An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that addressing the ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Saptah’ celebration in Jammu, the LG said, “The J&K administration will provide 5 marla land to the 17,000 PMAY (G) eligible landless tribal beneficiaries in the coming days.”
“It is our topmost priority to safeguard the rights and benefits extended to all the tribal communities. The administration is committed to ensuring that the tribal population in J&K enjoys equitable benefits of growth,” he said.
Sinha said that the iconic event was dedicated to the memory of Bhagwan Birsa Munda, brave tribal freedom fighters, and to celebrate and commemorate the glorious history of tribal communities, culture and achievements.
He paid tributes to Bhagwan Birsa Munda and other great tribal personalities and lauded the significant contribution of tribal communities in nation-building.
The LG highlighted the efforts of the J&K administration for the welfare and development of tribal communities over the past few years.
“Community and Individual Forest Rights, Self Help Groups for forest produce, and support to new enterprises had a transformative impact in tribal areas. J&K administration has taken concrete steps for economic empowerment of tribal communities through sheep farms, dairy units and Tri-Wool Project,” he said.
“We have expanded and made educational opportunities accessible to all tribal communities including migratory population. Construction of new tribal hostels, smart schools, Eklavya, coaching facilities for competitive exams, skill development programmes have started showing results in overall development,” Sinha said.
He reiterated the commitment of the J&K administration to achieve saturation of government flagship schemes and reach out to all targeted beneficiaries in a time-bound manner.
“Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will ensure no tribal family is left out of the journey of development and progress,” the LG said.
He also appreciated the artists for promoting the rich cultural heritage of tribal communities.
Advisor to Lt Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar; Chief Secretary, Arun Kumar Mehta; IGP Jammu, Anand Jain; and Deputy Commissioner (DC) Jammu, Sachin Kumar Vaishya were also present on the occasion.