Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today handed over land allotment letters to the tribals of five districts of south Gujarat in Vansda, entitling them to cultivate on forest land.
Addressing the gathering at Vansda, Modi said now tribals will not get cheated by the middleman as the state government has provided land, water and electricity facilities to the tribal farmers.
The state government has begun campaign of giving land cultivation rights to the tribals under Forest Right Act-2006. Chief Minister Narendra Modi today handed over land allocation letters to more than 15,000 tribals, total 95,206 acre forest land amounting Rs. 1,425 crore at Vansda of Navsari district.
With the commitment of economic and social empowerment of tribals, Chief Minister Narendra Modi distributed cheques of Rs. 12.90 crore under the various schemes of forest department to 715 beneficiaries. Claims of individual and collective succession rights of 61,974 tribals on total 6.41 lack acre have been granted under Forest Right Act. Tribals and Dalits account 22% in the total population of the state.
Gujarat Government has set up 95 Science Stream higher secondary schools in tribal regions, ITIs, Engineering, Nursing and Agriculture colleges in every talukas. The former governments did not provide any budget under tribal head, against that this government has provided budget of Rs. 15,000 crore under Vanbandhu Kalyan Package.
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