New Delhi, 4 June-2014: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Tuesday said that a detailed Tribal Map of India would be prepared utilising the technology of Geographical Information System (GIS) which would help the Government while implementing different programmes and introducing new schemes and projects for tribal people.
Oram said that several ongoing programmes, projects and plans aimed at welfare of tribal people and development of tribal areas would be closely monitored through application of Information Technology so that detailed information regarding different aspects of the programmes and schemes such as status, expenditure and beneficiaries will be available in public domain and everybody will have access to these information.
The Minister emphasized on all out effort in making Scheduled Tribe and other Traditional Forest Dwellers more aware about the Forest Rights Act (FRA)-2006 so that they can exercise their rights under the act more assertively.
Oram further said he would have meeting at regular intervals with Ministers and Secretaries of Tribal Welfare Departments of different States so that region and community specific issues can be addressed more effectively. He would also meet MPs and MLAs representing tribal people and tribal areas from time to time to know the specific local concerns and problems being faced by tribal people, Oram added.
(Input Source: orissadiary.com)