Jammu & Kashmir

17,000 landless tribal families to get 5 marla land in coming days: JK Admin

Members of a Gujjar community outside their house in the Sangnard area of Khiram, Anantnag. [FPK Photo/Vikar Syed.]

Srinagar: The Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has announced that the Jammu and Kashmir will provide 5 marla land to 17,000 eligible beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (G) in the coming days.

“It is our topmost priority to safeguard the rights and benefits extended to all tribal communities. The administration is committed to ensuring that the tribal population in Jammu and Kashmir enjoys equitable benefits of growth,” stated Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.

Highlighting the efforts of the UT Administration for the welfare and development of tribal communities, the Lt Governor outlined transformative measures such as community and individual forest rights, support to self help groups for forest produce, and assistance to new enterprises. He emphasised concrete steps taken for the economic empowerment of tribal communities, including initiatives such as Sheep farms, Dairy units, and the Tri-Wool Project.

In the realm of education, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha underscored the expansion of educational opportunities for all tribal communities, including the migratory population.

The construction of new tribal hostels, smart schools, Eklavya model residential schools, coaching facilities for competitive exams, and skill development programs have started yielding positive results in overall development.

Expressing the commitment of the UT Administration, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha stated, “We are determined to achieve saturation of government flagship schemes and reach out to all targeted beneficiaries in a time-bound manner.”

The Lt Governor also praised the artists for their role in promoting the rich cultural heritage of tribal communities. Among others present included Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, advisor to Lt Governor; Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Anand Jain, IGP Jammu; Sachin Kumar Vaishya, Deputy Commissioner Jammu, along with senior officers and numerous members of tribal communities.

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