Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Panchayat plans Scheduled Tribe welfare scheme

Kanhangad: The Panathady grama panchayat in Kasaragod district has come out with a comprehensive package aimed at the sustainable development of the Scheduled Tribe families in the hilly hamlet.

The project, called Rigorous Initiative of Government Agencies to Help Tribes (RIGHT Panathady), envisages welfare programmes for all members of such families.

The project is being initiated on the basis of data collected by the Kudumbasree Mission on the social and economic status of 2,331 Scheduled Tribe members in 25 tribal colonies, panchayat president M.V. Krishnan said here on Wednesday.

Minister for Welfare of Scheduled and Backward Communities A.K. Balan would inaugurate the project at the grama panchayat hall on Thursday.

Mr. Krishnan said the project required coordination of various government agencies. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Welfare Department had earmarked Rs.40 lakh for the project.

He said children in anganwadis, girls in the 13-19 age group and those above 65 would be supplied nutritious food under the project.

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