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Tripura set an example in the implementation of Forest Rights Act
Tripura set an example in the implementation of Forest Rights Act

Agartala, Sept 23( TIWN): Based on the successful implementation of two earlier special development packages to Scheduled Tribes of Tripura, it is proposed to launch another special package programme said Minister of Tribal Welfare, Aghore Debbarma. While addressing a press conference at civil secretariat on Monday evening the minister stated that the special package for welfare of the scheduled tribes to be implemented over a period of 5 years from 2013 -14 to 2017 -18.

       He said, “State government top priority has always been rapid socio economic development of persons belonging to scheduled tribe. An example has been set of outstanding success in the implementation of Forest Rights Act, 2006”.

      Highlighting special features of the package, Mr. Debbarma informed that special attention will given to – infrastructure development, economic development and education.

       He said, “Special efforts shall be made for creation of basic infrastructural facilities for communication, all – weather roads, telecommunication, electricity, safe drinking water, sanitation, health care facilities, irrigation etc in the uncovered scheduled tribes populated areas on priority”

      The minister also stated that the land allotted under Forest Rights Act to the tribal people shall be made productive by initiating special schemes so that the income of the people from such lands is increased to a level of sustainable livelihood on long term basis. 

          Speaking about the economic and social rehabilitation programme of the surrendered militants Mr. Debbarma said as per guideline of the scheme for surrender – cum – rehabilitation of militants introduced by Government of India he said various arrangement has been made to provide vocational training in different trade to the returnees through selected NGOs for economic and social rehabilitation. 

       “ Out of the 1.485 tribal youths who surrendered after 1998,  under various self sufficient schemes 1,419 tribal youths were brought under various self – sufficient schemes”  the minister said.                              

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