Chief Minister Hemant Soren today chaired the third meeting of Tribal Advisory Council at the Jharkhand Secretariat. In the meeting several important decisions were taken. It was decided in the meeting that no decision should be taken against the protection of tribal interests.
In the meeting it was decided that the “Recommendation of the Standing Committee of The Municipalities (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Bill, 2021”. was recommended to be deleted, but after consideration, it was decided to send the recommendation to keep the said provision unchanged to the Government of India.
It was also decided that while preserving the environment and tribal culture, eco-tourism based on environmental adaptation will be promoted in the state. Sido-Kanhu Agriculture and Forest Produce State Cooperative Union Limited is 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.
Under the Forest Rights Act-2006, emphasis was laid on giving maximum community pattas and using maximum forest land in accordance with the rules and environment of the Forest Department. 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. And it was decided to get more and more text books translated in tribal languages and distributed.
The process of appointment of teachers of tribal languages should be expedited. Posts should also be created as per the requirement. Hodopathy has been a proud part of the tribal knowledge tradition, in view of this emphasis was laid on its inclusion in AYUSH by creating a scientific laboratory like CSIR along with its scientific analysis, study, research, publication.
A decision should be taken on the draft of Jharkhand Panchayat Provisions Scheduled Areas Expansion Rules, 2022 after due consideration from the concerned departments and parties. 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.
Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes, Minorities and Backward Classes Welfare Minister-cum-TAC Deputy Chairman Champai Soren, MLA-cum-TAC Members Prof. Stephen Marandi, Deepak Birua, Dashrath Gagrai, Vikas Kumar Munda, Naman Bixal Kongadi, Rajesh Kachhap, Sonaram Sinku, Shilpi Neha Tirkey, Nominated Members Vishwanath Singh Sardar, Jamal Munda, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Rajeev Arun Ekka, Principal Secretary Ajay Kumar Singh, Secretary to Chief Minister Vinay Kumar Choubey, Secretary K Srinivasan, Secretary KK Soan, Secretary Himani Pandey and other officers were present in the meeting.