Tribal welfare: States urged to work in tandem with Centre

Tribal welfare: States urged to work in tandem with Centre

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New Delhi, June 12: Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda on Wednesday urged the states to work in tandem with the Centre and prepare a database of the people belonging to the tribes so that accurate assessment can be done regarding their socio-economic status.

Launching the E-Governance portal of the Ministry here at the Ambedkar centre, Munda said that through the portal and the database, the analysis and situation of the tribal people will be made possible.

Besides information on their employment and education status, details of the sector they are associated with can also be collected. With this, it will become easier to assess the progress made by the people in different fields on annual basis.

With the data in hand it will become easier to help those who are found to be lagging behind in any of the field, he said.
He further said that the authorities should not only work for the sake of formalities in the affairs of tribals, their work should be carried out to the conclusion.

The goal of implementation of the schemes should be determined and received prematurely. Munda said nowadays people from all the sections of society want a quality life, which is also the need of the hour, and added saying that this situation can be easily achieved through transparent and effective administration.

Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Renuka Singh Saruta, who was also present on the occasion, said the tribal society has been lagging behind since the country's independence. Still the people in the forest and mountainous areas and are less read compared to other people. (UNI)