Migrant labourers to get employment through Self-Help Groups in Tribal areas

Bhopal : Efforts will be made to provide employment opportunities to migrant tribal labourers and women by linking them with activities of the self-help groups in tribal dominated areas of the state. A scheme worth Rs. 65 crore has been approved by the Union Ministry for Tribal Affairs. This was informed in a meeting held at Mantralaya under the chairmanship of the Principal Secretary Tribal Welfare Smt. Pallavi Jain Govil. The Principal Secretary held discussion with the officers of various districts through video conference. The Director Tribal Development Plan Sushri Shailbala Martin and officials of Rural Livelihood Mission, MAPCET as well as Skill Development and Bankers were present at the meeting.

The Principal Secretary Tribal Welfare Smt. Govil has informed that survey on the basis of skills of migrant labourers has been conducted in the state through Rozgar Setu App. Employment opportunities will be provided to them through this medium. She said that such efforts should be made to ensure economic benefit to migrant labourers and their families as early as possible. Smt. Govil further informed that there are educational institutions in large number in tribal areas. Self-Help Groups could also be linked to the activities in these institutions.

Deliberation on creation of employment opportunities in rural areas under activities linked to animal husbandry, fisheries, poultry and dairy, food processing, sericulture and apiculture took place in the meeting. It was informed in the meeting that more than 31 thousand migrant labourers have returned to Sidhi district. Similarly, about 34 thousand migrant labourers have returned to Dhar district. Survey work has been conducted under MNREGA to link them with employment. The Commissioner Tribal Welfare Shri B. Chandrashekhar has said that sheds constructed in the past in tribal areas could be used in linking with these activities. District Officers were directed to send proposals as regard to the scheme.

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