Jamshedpur: State social welfare, women and child development minister, Louis Marandi on Friday said that the State Government is working on a plan to change face of over 4000 tribal dominated villages by 2019.
She said that under Schedule Tribe Rural Developmentwork is in progress to bring change in their lifestyle.
The minister, who had been to Chaibasa on Thrudsday for reviewing the implementation of the Anusuchit Janjati Gramin Vikas Yojana (Schedule Tribe Rural Development) attended a patriotic song competition at Michael John Auditorium in Bistupur before leaving for Ranchi in the evening, said the social welfare ministry has zeroed 5700 villages under this scheme.
“We have identified 5700 villages with nearly 80 per cent tribal population across the state which has been selected under this scheme. We have already identified more than 1000 villages in the first phase of this fiscal under this scheme for all round development of its villagers,” the minister stressed.
Shedding light on the scheme, she said that Gram Panchayat Committees in the village will be given the task to achieve the target and involve women self-help groups.
The educated youth of these villages will also be given Rs 2 lakh each and trained under ‘Schedule Tribe Welfare Fund’ scheme for self-employment. The State Government also has plans to impart skill development course in the school curriculum from next year to promote self-employment.
She added that the government was committed to improve the infrastructure in these rural pockets.
The minister however refrained from replying on the controversy shrouding the resignation of TalaMarandi from BJP state presidentship. She also refused to comment on speculation of her name being discussed as the next state party president.
She also ruled out opposition parties claim that the ruling government was trying to take tribal lands by amending CNT and SPT Act.