Farmers holding forest land pattas be given grants upto Rs 12000: Guv

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Governor Ms Anusuiya Uike attended a meeting of the Sub- Committee constituted for the Governor’s Conference, at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi today. The meeting, chaired by Jharkhand Governor Mrs Draupadi Murmu was attended by Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda, Odisha Governor Prof.

Ganesh Lal, Governor of Meghalaya Tathagata Rai, Governor of Tripura Ramesh Bais, Governor of Assam and Mizoram Jagdish Mukhi. Improvement in the schemes and various constitutional provisions for the tribes were discussed at the meeting. Chhattisgarh Governor Ms Anusuiya Uike suggested that rules be formulated in scheduled areas of all the states to provide employment to the local tribes in line with the provisions made in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra to provide government jobs of Class- 3 and Class-4 to local people in 5th scheduled areas.

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Kalyan Yojana

Governor Ms Uike said that the land pattas have been given under the Forest Rights Act 2006. Farmers holding forest land pattas should be given grants under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Kalyan Yojana, she said adding that farmers holding land upto 10 acre area should be given grants of Rs 12000 in place of Rs 6000. The prescribed income limit for scholarship to post matriculation students of Scheduled Tribes is Rs 2.5 lakhs, it should be increased like the students of other classes, she said.

She called for complete rehabilitation of victims of Naxal violence and villagers who surrendered. Employment, housing, education and other basic facilities should be made available for them under rehabilitation, she said. In 5th scheduled areas gram panchayats have been converted into panchayats, which is not proper according to the rules. Suggestions were made after discussing this issue. Deepak Khandekar, Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, and senior officials of the Ministry and Sonmani Borah, Secretary to the Governor of Chhattisgarh were also present at the meeting.

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