Tribal population is getting a special focus from J&K administration.
Recently Lieutenant Governor Shri Manoj Sinha inaugurated the National Tribal Festival at Srinagar.
He welcomed the members of tribal communities from different states and UTs to Jammu Kashmir.
The National Tribal Festival celebrates the rich tribal cultural heritage and traditions. It aims to provide an opportunity to tribal artisans, entrepreneurs to promote their unique handicrafts, textiles, artworks and traditional products.
He reiterated the resolve of the UT Administration to fulfill the dreams of the poor, tribals and those who were deprived of their rights for decades. J&K Government is dedicated to serve the poor section of society. It is providing land to landless citizens who were ignored in the past. They are eligible under PMAY (G) and will soon have their own house. However, some influential people and their associates, who had grabbed state land, think that the poor section should not utilize the government resources.
They must understand that such discriminatory system was abolished on 5th August 2019. Now we are marching ahead with one resolve and one aim that the poorest of the poor, dalits, OBCs and tribal communities have the first right on Government resources. As per Tribal Affairs Department, 40,000 PMAY houses to be allocated to eligible tribal community families. Government record suggests, out of these, around 8000 are landless. They cannot be deprived merely because some people do not want to see benefits reaching to underprivileged and tribals being empowered.