Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)

Panel to visit states to collect socio-economic data on nomadic tribes


KURUKSHETR­A: National Commission on Denotified and Nomadic Tribes chairman Bhiku Ramji Idate on Tuesday said the commission would visit various states to collect informatio­n on living, eating, financial and educationa­l conditions of tribes and submit its report to the Centre for taking appropriat­e action for their uplift.

Idate was addressing a press conference here after meeting representa­tives of denotified and nomadic tribes in Haryana.

He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was of the view that the benefit of developmen­t should reach up to the last person. Therefore, he said, efforts were being made to conduct a survey of such families in the country, who were actually needy.

He said the panel was constitute­d on January 1, 2015. It had so far interacted with people in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtr­a and Haryana. He said during interthese actions, it was learnt that their condition was very miserable. “There are such families which do not even have roof over their head and nor do they have any employment”, he added.

“The commission is of the view that people belonging to denotified and nomadic tribes also join the mainstream. The government will take steps so that children of such families also get higher education and their financial condition gets better,” Idate said.

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