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Design existing schemes to suit scheduled, primitive tribes: Gauba

Ranchi, Nov. 2: Jharkhand Chief Secretary Mr. Rajiv Gauba on Monday directed to resumption of the Conservation-cum-Development Yojana (CCDY), which has been defunct for the last 4 years. The programme aims at developing the lot of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes e living in the inaccessible areas.

Addressing a meeting of the principal secretaries, secretaries, commissioners, deputy commissioners and officials from several government departments related to the CCDY, Mr Gauba said the programme will be re-launched on December 1 in eight districts of the state where primitive and other tribal population is comparatively more. He issued the instruction during a meeting to review the implementation of developmental and welfare schemes for the tribal people.

The Chief Secretary directed the officials to form a team to provide as well as ensure important government services to Scheduled Tribes and primitive tribes living in the inaccessible areas of the state. He directed the officers to simplify the implementation of the schemes to suit their living.

Mr. Gauba also directed the officials to equip all government and government-aided schools with all amenities provided by the government in the inaccessible areas. He added that the students should be helped as is done with the students of Kasturba Gandhi School. It should be noted that there are 127 residential schools in the state out of which 30 schools are being run with the help of NGOs.

Principal secretary, Finance, Mr. Amit Khare, principal secretary, UDD Mr. N. N. Sinha, HRD secretary Mrs. Aradhana Patnayak, Welfare secretary Mr. Rajiv Arun Ekka, Agriculture secretary Mr. Nitin Madan Kulkarni, Ranchi Commissioner Mr. K.K. Khandelwal along with DCs of Gumla, Laterhar and Lohardaga were present in the meeting.

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