Public welfare

More than 70 social protection programs converged for 400 J&K tribal villages: The Tribune India


Our correspondent

Srinagar, April 13

To ensure development in the tribal areas, the J&K government converged more than 70 public welfare programs to be implemented in 400 tribal villages.

Officials said a special grant of Rs 98 crore had been provided under the Integrated Village Development Scheme (IVDS) to address the lack of infrastructure in more than 400 tribal villages, outside the village plan.

The Department of Tribal Affairs, in coordination with the Department of Rural Development, has formulated a plan for all villages with a population of more than 500 tribals in a district to address multidimensional aspects including water, infrastructure and gender issues.

Officials identified various problems, including lack of livelihood opportunities, lack of scientific livestock management, poor health care and poor land use in every village supported by the IVDS.

The IVDS focuses on building rural capacity and implementing the project through a participatory approach, an official said.

“The initiative aims to create self-employment opportunities for rural families, especially disadvantaged sections, ensuring sustainable livelihoods, enriched environment, better quality of life and good human values,” he said. -he declares.

Officials say this is achieved through development research, efficient use of local resources, popularization of appropriate technologies, and upgrading of skills and capacities with community participation.

“More than 70 government programs have been converged to be implemented in selected tribal villages. This year’s annual plan focuses on the development of key infrastructure in the sectors of health, education, livestock improvement, youth engagement and skills for socio-economic development. global J&K tribal community,” he said.

To provide modern education to tribal children, the government has launched an ambitious project to transform 200 schools into smart schools in tribal areas at a cost of Rs 40 crore.

To ensure that tribal youths excel in vocational fields, 500 youths have been selected for different vocational courses with the help of the government.

Initiative to create job opportunities

  • The Department of Tribal Affairs has formulated a plan for all villages with a population of more than 500 tribals in a district to address multi-dimensional aspects including water, infrastructure and gender issues.
  • Officials identified various problems, including lack of livelihood opportunities, lack of scientific livestock management, poor health care and inappropriate land use in every village supported by the IVDS.