ST Advisory Council welcomes and supports decision to give eggs to children in aaganwadis of Tribal Dominated blocks

Bhopal : An Act related to budget allotment on the basis of population and mandatory expenditure of Tribal sub-plan amount will be brought in the Assembly. Shri Kamal Nath gave this information at the Madhya Pradesh Scheduled Tribe Advisory Council meeting held at the Mantralaya. The Council members gave unanimous approval on the amendment in the Madhya Pradesh Scheduled Tribe Moneylender Regulations 1972 at the meeting. Tribal Welfare Minister Shri Omkar Singh Markam, Home Minister Shri Bala Bachchan, Council members and senior officials of various departments attended the meeting.

In the meeting, the members of the council welcomed and supported the decisions of the state government to serve eggs to the children of aaganwadis in tribal dominated blocks.

At the meeting, Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath issued instructions to constitute a high-level committee to ensure quality and explore alternatives for thumbprint in the foodgrain distribution through Public Distribution System and “Van Mitra” software. He said that the committee should submit their reports in 10 days. The Chief Minister issued instructions to form a committee presided over by the Chief Secretary to resolve the obstacles coming in the way of departmental promotions on recruiting officials on deputation in the tribal block under Tribal Welfare Department. The members of the Advisory Council drew the attention of the Chief Minister on both the issues.

The Chief Minister directed to make sub-committees of members of the Tribal Advisory Council. All these committees will be made separately on other topics including health, education and food. The committees will meet every month under the chairmanship of the Tribal Welfare Minister. The Council will take a decision based on the findings of these committees. The Chief Minister assured tribal families to consider the suggestion of making pulses available from fair price shops.

The Chief Minister told to take decision on the 10 issues which directly influence tribal welfare. He said that he would take a meeting of the Tribal Welfare Department on these issues in which decision will be taken on implementation.

MLA Shri Phundelal Singh Marco proposed motion of thanks for the decision to increase the grant amount under Kanya Vivah evam Nikah Yojana from Rs 28 thousand to Rs 51 thousand and free distribution of 50 kg foodgrain on birthday celebration and 1 quintal in the event of death to tribal families under the Mukhya Mantri Madad Yojana which was unanimously approved.