Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh reiterated that development of tribal areas and farmers is among-st the top priorities of the state government. He made this assertion while chairing the first meeting of reconstituted Planning Commission at his residence. Dr. Singh noted that planning commission must evolve schemes keeping in view the ground realities of the area apart from practical difficulties. He also announced constituting of task forces under the subject experts who are part of Planning Commission.
Tribal Welfare Minister of Chhattisgarh Kedar Kashyap today demanded Rs 1351 crore from the Centre for infrastructural development in schools in tribal-dominated regions of the state. Minister Kedar Kashyap said that tribal children can be connected to main stream through development and expansion of educational facilities only.
A national tribal university would be started in tribal dominated Bastar region of Chhattisgarh from next academic session and consent in this regard was reached in the joint meeting of CM Dr. Raman Singh with Union IIRD Minister Smriti Irani in New Delhi on Monday. In this meeting many proposals of the state government for promotion of primary, secondary and Higher Education were granted approval. The meeting was attended by ACS N Baijendra Kumar and senior officers from Union HRD Ministry. CM Dr.
At the conference hall of Raj Bhavan, Governor Shekhar Dutt had a look on the literary materials, reports, bulletins and photographs based on the lives of various tribal groups of Madhya Pradesh, published by Tribal Caste Research and Development Institute Bhopal and Vanya Publications. Governor Dutt appreciated the publications on Kamaar tribe, Bastar Dussehra, Pandwani, Gaud, Baiga etc compiled before the formation of Chhattisgarh in undivided Madhya Pradesh. He insisted on re-compiling and publishing of such materials as per the present scenario.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh commenced the seventh phase of state-wide Vikas Yatra today from Block Headquarter Khadganwa. On the occasion, Chief Minister addressed the massive gathering of people saying that the state will have a tomorrow far better than the present. In last 13 years, State has successfully conquered the pain of migration and the curse of backwardness, by undergoing drastic development. Large number of people gathered at the programme venue in Khadganwa to accord zealous welcome to Chief Minister.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh, on Thursday, chaired a meeting of Project Advisory Board and Special Backward Tribes Development Authority in Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Central Hall within Chhattisgarh Assembly. In his address to the gathering, he stressed the significance of these institutions for development of tribal areas while adding that constant review also is needed.
Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh), May 7 (IANS) A tribal politician who has never attended school and can neither read nor write is making Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) struggle to retain its "safe" Bastar Lok Sabha seat in the state's Maoist stronghold.
With just a day to go for the Bastar by-election Sunday, the Congress is hopeful that Kawasi Lakhma, the 55-year-old Gond tribal who has won the Konta assembly seat in the region thrice, will dislodge the BJP that has been representing Bastar in the Lok Sabha for four terms - and with huge margins.