Bhopal:Sunday, October 24 : The General Administrtion Department has issued guidelines to the Collectors of tribal-dominated districts in connection with the proposed Vanvasi Samman Yatra of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The Yatra will begin from village Badoda Ahir, the birthplace of tribal freedom fighter Tantya Bhil, in Khalwa development block of Khandwa district.
The aim of the Vanvasi Samman Yatra is all-round development of the tribal areas, effective implementation of Forest Land Right Act, to ensure proper benefits of the different government schemes to the beneficiaries belonging to scheduled tribes and forest dwellers, ensure solving of problems and complaints in tribal areas, and active participation of tribals in development of the state.
The General Administration Department has also directed the Collectors of tribal-dominated districts to organise camps. In these camps, timely payment of wages under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to the tribals, effective implementation of Public Distribution System at inaccessible areas, proper maintenance of hostels, Ashram Schools, hospitals, sanctioning of wells and motor pumps to eligible beneficiaries under Kapildhara Yojana, providing benefit of Indira Awas Yojna, finding solutions to the complaints pertaining to police and excise departments, and timely payment of scholarship and stipend to the tribal students.
The G A D has issued these guidelines and directives to the district collectors and chief executive officers of district panchayats of Dhar, Alirajpur, Jhabua, Khargone, Sidhi, Shahdol, Anuppur, Balaghat, Mandla, Seoni, Badwani, Shivpuri, Singrauli, Betul, Sheopur, Chhidnwara, Dindori, Umaria, Burhanpur, Hoshangabad, Khandwa and Ratlam districts.