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Lt Governor inaugurates National Tribal Festival at Srinagar

Lt Governor inaugurates National Tribal Festival at Srinagar
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SRINAGAR, JULY 07: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated the National Tribal Festival at Srinagar, today.

In his address, the Lt Governor welcomed the members of tribal community from different states and UTs to Jammu Kashmir.

“National Tribal Festival celebrates the rich tribal cultural heritage and traditions. It aims to provide an opportunity to tribal artisans, entrepreneurs to promote their unique handicrafts, textiles, artworks and traditional products,” the Lt Governor said.

The Lt Governor reiterated the resolve of the UT Administration to fulfill the dreams of the poor, tribals and those who were deprived of their rights for decades.

“J&K Government is dedicated to serve the poor section of society. It is providing land to landless citizens who were ignored in the past. They are eligible under PMAY (G) and will soon have their own house. However, some influential people and their associates, who had grabbed state land, think that poor section should not utilize the government resources,” the Lt Governor said.

They must understand that such discriminatory system was abolished on 5th August 2019. Now we are marching ahead with one resolve and one aim that poorest of the poor, dalits, OBCs and tribal community have the first right on Government resources, he added.

As per Tribal Affairs Department, 40,000 PMAY houses to be allocated to eligible tribal community families. Government record suggests, out of these, around 8000 are landless.  They cannot be deprived merely because some people do not want to see benefits reaching to underprivileged and tribals being empowered, the Lt Governor further said.

The Lt Governor lauded the significant contribution of the Tribal community in strengthening the spirit of cultural integration, and conservation and protection of natural resources.


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