Munda reviews progress of Tribal Affairs work
Dimapur, Sep. 8 (EMN): The Union minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda reviewed the progress of a number of ongoing projects from the ministry of Tribal Affairs to Nagaland during a meeting with key departments of the state, in Kohima. The meeting was conducted at Hotel Vivor on September 6, updates stated.
The state’s minister for Tribal Affairs Temjen Imna Along and other senior officers from the ministry attended the meeting, it was informed.
The Tribal Affairs department issued a press release to the media on Sunday informing about the meeting.
According to the press release, the Union minister reviewed the progress of projects that have been “sanctioned” by the ministry “under Article 275 (1) of the Constitution of India,” besides the Special Central Assistance to tribal sub-schemes, and the Eklavya model residential school project of the past five years.
During the meeting, Munda was “apprised of the decision” of the state’s government about the creation of a new department of Tribal Affairs by the Nagaland Cabinet on August 2 this year, the press release stated.
The state’s additional chief secretary for Tribal Affairs Lhoubeilatuo Kire gave a presentation about the projects from the ministry to the state’s government, which the Planning & Co-ordination department is implementing. These include “Article 275 (1),” “SCA to TCS” and the rtesidential scheme programme before the creation of the new department.
Kire presented also a report of the activities and achievement of the department of the Under Developed Areas, one of which is the minimum support price for minor forest produce that is part of the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited of the ministry, the press release stated.
“The project is being implemented through the Anghya Brand launched early this year. This brand was conceptualized as handholding initiatives for providing livelihood solutions to farmers and entrepreneurs of eastern Nagaland, which was reported in the national paper of Times of India on 2nd September, 2019,” the department stated.
The Union minister is also said to have called on Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on September 7 at his private residence in Dimapur.