Tribal Welfare Minister Omkar Singh Markam has said that the state government will take full care of the interests of tribals in the state.
The tribal families will not have to wander for funds under adverse circumstances. Minister Markam was addressing the “Aapki Sarkar-Aapke Dwar programme” in the tribal-dominated Nevasa village of Dindori district on Thursday.
Minister Markam announced the construction of road in the Chhota Gufa area for the convenience of devotees.
He said that community building will be constructed in a new village at a cost of Rs 10 lakh.
Minister Markam said that Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s government will fulfill all the promises made in the manifesto.
According to the manifesto, the pension amount has been increased from Rs 300 to Rs 600.
He said that this amount will be increased to Rs 1,000 per month in the coming time. Markam said that strict disciplinary action will be taken against those who are negligent in development works in tribal areas. He urged to send children from tribal families to school necessarily.
Meanwhile, the Tribal Welfare Department in an official statement said that it is running a special nutritious food grant scheme to free the Primitive Tribes Sahariya, Bharia and Baiga families from the problem of malnutrition. Under the scheme, an amount of Rs one thousand per month is being deposited in the account of the female head of each family. Under this scheme, an amount of Rs 197.20 crore was deposited in the bank accounts of one lakh 64 thousand 303 women in the year 2018-19.
The state government has made a provision of about Rs 285 crore under the Nutritious Food Grant Scheme of the department in this year. Three tribes of Madhya Pradesh have been notified by the Central Government as Primitive Tribes.
These tribes are Baiga, Bharia and Sahariya. State level agencies have also been formed for the development of primitive tribes.