Government sensitive towards tribals’ rights

CM Mr. Chouhan holds discussions with national tribal commission

tribal7.5.16Bhopal, May 7, 2016 (Ataullah Faizan):  Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government is sensitive towards protection of tribals’ rights and issues pertaining to their development. For this, several innovative schemes have been implemented. Discussing various tribal welfare issues with National Tribal Commission’s Chairman Mr. Rameshwar Oraon at his residence here today, the Chief Minister informed that special attention has been paid to quality of educational facilities in state’s tribal areas. Mr. Chouhan informed that initiative has been taken for English-medium education of tribal students. Every year, 50 tribal students are being sent to foreign institutions for higher studies. Free coaching is being imparted to them for admission in prestigious institutions like IIT And IIM. Teachers of English, maths and science subjects would be appointed in adequate number soon. It is noteworthy that a team of National Tribal Commission has recently visited Jhabua district to take stock of tribal development schemes’ implementation. Sharing its experience, the commission informed that administration and Tribal Welfare Department’s field staff are sensitive and alive to issues pertaining to tribals. Lauding educational arrangements, the commission suggested to adopt Eklavya Model.

The commission also discussed issues pertaining to food security, forest rights, residential pattas and water conservation.  Commission members also referred to their visit to Simhastha Mela at Ujjain and congratulated the Chief Minister for excellent arrangements and good roads there. Commission’s Vice Chairman Mr. Ravi Thakur and Secretary Mr. A.K. Agrawal were also present on the occasion. The Chief Minister presented literature on Simhastha and miniature Sanchi Stoopa as mementos to them.