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TAC recommends promotion of tribal languages in primary schools 

Recommendation on municipal powers in scheduled areas sent to Centre

Ranchi, November 23: The third meeting of the Tribal Advisory Council (TAC) chaired by Hemant Soren decided on making a policy for studies in tribal languages in primary classes.

A release issued by the state public relation department said that a policy will be made for studies in tribal languages from classes 1 to 5 and maximum use of tribal languages by conducting studies through Dr. Ramdayal Munda Tribal Welfare Research Institute.

“ The meeting also decided on getting more and more text books translated in tribal languages and distributed in schools. In addition, the process of appointment of teachers of tribal languages should be expedited. Posts should also be created as per the requirement,” the release said.

It was also decided to promote eco-tourism while preserving the environment and tribal culture based on environmental adaptation.

The meeting also recommended that Sido-Kanhu Agriculture and Forest Produce State Cooperative Union Limited working for the purchase and sale of minor forest produce, under this, the maximum income of the people living in the forest area should be increased by buying and selling minor forest produce widely. It was decided to take the initiative.

It also emphasized that on distribution of maximum community pattas and using maximum forest land in accordance with the rules and environment of the Forest Department as per Forest Rights Act 2006.

“Horopathy a form of tribal medicine tradition, should be included in AYUSH by creating a scientific laboratory like CSIR along with its scientific analysis, study, research, publication,” the meeting decided.

“Recommendation of the Standing Committee of The Municipalities (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Bill, 2021  was initially recommended to be deleted, but after discussion, it was decided to send the recommendation to keep the said provision intact to the Union government. Along with this, it was also decided that no decision should be taken against the protection of tribal interests,” the release informed.

A decision should be taken on the draft of Jharkhand Panchayat Provisions Extension Rules, 2022 for Scheduled Areas after due consultations from the concerned departments and parties.

It was also decided that a policy should be made after studying the provisions of other states for providing loans to the youth of the tribal community with a repayment period of more than five years, after conducting a state level meeting with the banks.

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