Jaipur: Under the able leadership of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot the new light of prosperity is spreading in the tribal areas and it has enlightened every sector. Shri Gehlot not only understood the pain of poorest but also took decisions to bring the poor and the tribals into the mainstream of development.
For the first time in the State the actual budget provisions have been earmarked for the Scheduled Tribe Sub-Plan. The announcement of opening of Rajiv Gandhi Tribal University in Udaipur and special package for Saharia families of Baran district have furthered the development of the tribal area. Thus the new inscription of development are being written in the field of tribal welfare.
The State Government has taken various policy decisions to realise the dream of constant process of development in tribal area. Through these decisions tribals are being connected to the main stream of development. Between December 2008 to December 2013 several welfare schemes have been implemented by TAD and in accordance with the intentions of the State Government. Rs. 738.98 crore have been spent during these four years.
The construction work of hostels for tribal girls in Sagwara (Badgi change) in Dungarpur district, Talwara and Ghatole in Banswara has been completed. Rs. 306 lakh have been spent for construction of these hostels each having the capacity of 50 girls and from the session 2011-12 these hostels are operational. Sanction for construction of class rooms in 247 residential hostels (176 in scheduled area, 41 in Mada, 7 in scattered tribal area, 23 in saharia region) being run by the TAD was given in the year 2009-10. Construction work of 223 residential hostels out of 247 has been completed and work of the remaining is under progress. Two computers in each of all these 247 residential hostels were distributed and Rs. 165.33 lakh were spent. Orders for purchasing of book for libraries worth Rs. 49.40 lakh have been given.
To provide employment to unemployed youth under the Maharashtra Pattern and to provide them loan and subsidy Rs. 150 lakh had been sanctioned in 2010-11. 1679 candidates in Mada area and 498 candidates in TSP area benefitted under the scheme. Under this scheme 350 persons in the year 2011-12 in scheduled area and 839 in Mada and scattered tribal area benefitted. 936 persons have been benefitted in the year 2012-13.
A bridge of 280 meter length will be constructed on Anas river with the cost of Rs. 427.85 lakh. After construction of this bridge the distance from Bagidora to Sajjangarh and Kushalgarh will reduce by 15 kilometer. For the construction of this bridge financial sanction of 115.33 lakh was given in 2008-09 and Rs. 234.61 lakh were released in the year 2010-11.
Around 575 lakh families falling under Antyodaya and BPL category were distributed one kilogram packet of salt. Special package was given to Saharia families of Baran district. Under special package for Saharia families in Budget 2011-12 Rs. 2 crore sanctioned for two residential schools while 50 Maa-Bari centres were opened, ITI opened in Shahbad, 534 SHGs constructed and credit linkage given to 104 SHGs.
For higher education 27,462 tribal girls were provided incentive assistance. 24,688 tribals girls (class 11&12) were given incentive for higher education. First class pass 8071 Board/University students were given merit scholarship. House rent amount was reimbursed to 38,597 tribal student studying in colleges while 47,969 girl students were provided a part of amount under free cycle distribution scheme and 605 girls were provide free scooty. Under another important decision the mess allowance provided to boys/girls in residential hostels was increased from Rs. 725 to Rs. 1250 per month.
Agriculture and other related Services:
Around 4,208 tribal farmers were distributed agricultural equipments free-of-cost. For agricultural work 11,61,270 tribal farmers were benefitted by distributing fertilizer free-of-cost. Under advance vegetables development programme 4,055 farmers and under Horticulture development 30,831 families were benefitted. 5236 wells used for agriculture purpose were electrified while 119 cattle medical camps were organised.
To provide irrigation facility in tribal area 3618 wells were dug deep by blasting and 2449 families were benefitted under diesel pump set distribution programme for tribal families. 342 anicuts and 42 lift irrigation schemes were constructed in tribal areas.
Under self employment scheme 8115 tribals were benefitted, 1176 women SHGs were provided assistance, 1650 tribal youths were benefitted under vocational training programme while 690 tribal youths were provided computer training.
To strengthen the basic infrastrture in tribal area development electrification made in 135 tribal localities, 714 hand pumps were set up, 330 roads constructed and 141 community buildings constructed. 32, 616 Authority letters distributed under Forest Rights Act, 2006.