Action plan ready for tribal uplift: Ajmeera Chandulal

Action plan ready for tribal uplift: Ajmeera Chandulal
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Minister for Tribal Welfare, Tourism and Culture Ajmeera Chandulal said an action plan will be implemented for the development of tribal populations at an estimated cost of Rs 180 crore during 2017-18 year.Speaking to media persons here on Friday, Chandulal said separate units would be set up based on resources available in each district.

Hyderabad: Minister for Tribal Welfare, Tourism and Culture Ajmeera Chandulal said an action plan will be implemented for the development of tribal populations at an estimated cost of Rs 180 crore during 2017-18 year.Speaking to media persons here on Friday, Chandulal said separate units would be set up based on resources available in each district. He was releasing the product logo at the review meeting held at DSS Bhavan. He also said the State government was committed to the inclusive growth of the tribals and spending adequate funds.

The Minister said several production units and processing centres would be launched including a gum processing unit at Mulugu, a honey processing unit and a soap production unit at Nirmal, a turmeric and chilli processing unit at Sudimalla in Khammam district, a tamarind processing unit at Kondanagula, Mahbubnagar district, a soya processing unit at Utnoor, Adilabad district, and a soap nut shampoo making unit at Kondanagula in Mahbubnagar district.

Chandulal said the government had proposed to construct and renovate depots, use of latest GPRS technology, opening of Girijan Fuel Banks and strengthening of Public Distribution System in plain areas also. He said e-auction would be conducted for disposal of items lying in godowns and would sort out the issues with the Forest Department on forest rental. He hoped that the new units and processing centres would help the local people get jobs besides support price for their products.
State Girijan Cooperative Corporation Secretary, Tribal Welfare department Commissioner and other officials were present.

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