Jamshedpur, Aug 9: On the occasion of ‘Vishwa Adivasi Diwas’ the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, a special programme was organised by the Department of Agriculture. The Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) were distributed on the occasion.
The district headquarters of the state was also attached to this program. In the program, Chief Minister Hemant Soren held virtual talks with the farmers of Dumka and Bokaro. Regarding this, a program was also organized in East Singhbhum District Collectorate, where Kisan Credit Card (KCC) and Chief Minister’s Livestock were distributed among the farmers. Kalindi and MLA Baharagora Sameer Mahanti were present as guests in this program.
They said that tribals have also contributed significantly in the freedom movement of India. Heroes include Bhagwan Birsa Munda, Sidu-Kanhu, Chand-Bhairava, Tilka Majhi etc., who fought with the British for the sake of freeing the country.
During this, Deputy Commissioner, East Singhbhum, Suraj Kumar first greeted all the people of the district on the occasion of World Tribal Day. He said that the State Government and the District Administration are committed to increase the income of the farmers of the district. In the said program, the Deputy Commissioner said that with the aim of making the farmers strong and self-reliant, many public welfare schemes are being run by the government. So that farmers can get their proper benefits.
Further, while giving information about the development plans, the Deputy Commissioner said that out of 1.21 lakh beneficiaries in East Singhbhum district, 70 thousand beneficiaries had been given the benefit of KCC scheme, 49 thousand people were to get more benefits, in which 25 thousand applications were taken from them. Today 17 thousand farmers were given the benefit of KCC. And under the Chief Minister Pashudhan Vikas Vitran Yojana, 1200 farmers were to be benefited, which includes schemes for duck rearing, pig farming, goat rearing.
Meanwhile, despite threat of third wave of Covid looming large in the city, tribals of the East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharswan district celebrated the ‘Vishwa Adivasi Diwas’ the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. From paying tributes to the martyrs to taking out rallies, the tribals organised several events. Under the aegis of Adivasi Vikash Parishad the event educated tribals about their rights in the 21st century.
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population.
Hichir Horo of Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Mahasabha, Kolhan said that people from various parts of the district were invited to know their rights.
“Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar in November 2000 to safeguard the interest of tribals. The situation of the 108 backward castes are reeling under penury. It is surprising that the government has not taken adequate steps to protect them and never implemented the CNT Act properly. Even after the Jharkhand High Court passed an order asking the state to strictly implement the Act, the government does not appear to be serious. This has forced us to launch agitations to create pressure on the government,” said a leader.