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    Maharashtra plans to replicate Gujarat model to implement schemes for tribals

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government is likely to adopt the Gujarat model of ensuring effective implementation of schemes for Adivasis (tribals). Gujarat has a successful pattern of implementing schemes by assigning responsibilities to secretaries of concerned departments. This steering committee headed by Chief Minister takes review of budget allocation and utilisation of funds after every six months.

  • Bhopal: Mango festival result of NABARD’s wadi scheme for tribals

    Bhopal: The tribal welfare is being accorded top priority by Government of India , government of MP and policy makers, said minister for state cooperative Vishvas Sarang, while inaugurating the two day Mango festival in Bhopal on Monday. NABARD, MP Regional office is organizing a ‘Mango Festival’ on 4th and 5th June in Bittan Market to provide a marketing platform and better price to the farmers for their organic products.

  • All departments in the Delhi government have staff shortage, says minister

    New Delhi: The Delhi government’s Department for Welfare of Dalits, Tribals, and Minorities has been working with a vacancy of about 60 per cent and the central government is to be blamed for the staff crunch which is inhibiting the government’s ability to deliver on its promises, says Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam.

  • Jharkhand Disom Party’s bandh disrupts train services

    Kolkata/Jamshedpur: Train services in various parts of West Bengal and Jharkhand were disrupted today as a result of a bandh called by the Jharkhand Disom Party, demanding recognition of tribals’  ‘Sarna Dharma’ as a religion, a South Eastern Railway official said.

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    Defying community customs, tribal woman chooses her man, destiny

    Mumbai: Govindi Gudilu, a 30-year-old woman from the denotified tribe Vaidu and the first graduate of the community, wed a man outside her caste on Thursday. For anyone, it would be a just another ritual that happens more than a thousand times across the country in a day. But as Govindi shares her story and struggle she went through to get married is not a script for an ideal love story but

  • Mumbai: Powai tribals still affected from Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road construction

    Mumbai: Even as 10 years passed by, tribal families living on the premises of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Powai, who were affected due to construction of the Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR), have not yet been rehabilitated, a response to a Right to Information (RTI) query has revealed.

  • Bhopal: Tribals-are-not-Hindus campaign gains momentum in state

    Bhopal: A campaign underway for long in Jharkhand, Bihar and other states of the country, aimed at convincing the Tribals that they are not the part of the Hindu fold, is gaining ground in the state too. Many organisations and individuals have become active in the Betul, Chhindwara, Seoni, Balaghat and other districts with this agenda.

  • Mumbai: Tata Trusts to spend Rs 500 cr to uplift tribals in four states

    Mumbai/Ranchi: The Tata Trusts, the largest public charity that owns over 66 per cent in the Tata Group, has earmarked around Rs 500 crore towards livelihood enhancement of the tribals in four states over the next five years under its flagship scheme Cini.

  • Congress sponsored shutdown cripples life in Tripura

    Agartala: A 12-hour shutdown called by the opposition Congress against a tribal party’s indefinite road and rail blockade demanding separate state for the tribals crippled life in Tripura on Wednesday.

  • Pune: Tribals to hold honey bee fest to conserve their livelihood

    Pune: The forest in and around the Bhimashankar sanctuary near Pune provides critical livelihood to local tribal. And harvesting of honey by local species of bees is a major source of income for local community. But due to various reasons, honey bees have been facing threat to their existence.

  • Eleven die as mini truck falls in ditch

    Jabalpur: Eleven labourers were killed and 36 others injured when a mini truck overturned and fell into a roadside ditch at Nanpur village near here, police said. The deceased included nine women, most of them tribals, said the police.

  • Budhni padayatra off; now panchayat in Bhopal

    BHOPAL: The Ekta Parishad, which was going to take out ‘Bhoomi Samvad Yatra’ from Budhni to Bhopal from February 19-23, demanding land rights for Tribals, has decided to put off the protest. Now, a ‘Bhumi Adhikar Panchayat’ will be held in Bhopal, which would be attended by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

  • Bhopal: RSS wants tribals in Hindu fold

    BHOPAL: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) brass, led by its chief Mohan Bhagwat, had a long discussion on how to bring Tribals into the Hindu fold at a meeting on Sharda Vihar premises in the city on Tuesday. Other issues like reservations, social harmony and elections in five states were also discussed.

  • Solar cellphone towers – handy weapon to fight Naxals

    As part of the NDA government’s ambitious plan to strengthen communication flow in tribals and Naxalite areas in India, state-run telecom service provider BSNL has established as many as 2199 solar-powered mobile phone towers in 10 Naxal-infested states. (more…)