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2 lakh houses for tribals under Indira Awas Scheme

Madhukar Pichad

In an effort to boost the living standard of the tribal citizens, the government of Maharashtra has decided to build around 2,36,696 houses under Indira Awas Yojana in the state

Madhukar PichadMumbai: In an effort to boost the living standard of the tribal citizens, the government of Maharashtra has decided to build around 2,36,696 houses under Indira Awas Yojana in the state, Tribal welfare minister Madhukar Pichad informed.

Earlier the funds of Rs 70,000 were allotted for the construction of homes but this year the limit has been raised to Rs 1 lakh.

The minister said that the first priority would be given to the homeless and those tribals living below the poverty line.

The tribal welfare department of the Maharashtra government is taking efforts to get fixed houses for the tribals. Thus around 2,36, 696 houses would be constructed under the scheme. The government has allotted Rs 248 crore for the implementation of the scheme.

The central government offers 25% of the funds and the tribal welfare department under the state government gives 75% of the funds for the scheme. Pichad said that the government is committed to give strong and quality houses to the tribals and the scheme would be implemented in collaboration with Rural development department of the state government.

The minister said that in the first phase, the houses will be offered to those tribals below the poverty line, but later those are above the poverty line will be given the houses.

It is informed that around 88,000 houses have been built under the scheme at present. Voicing his unhappiness on the work style of those bureaucrats working in the tribal area, Pichad said that it was needed that the officials should change their working style. Pichad expected officials’ commitment for the tribal welfare.

Govt. to spend Rs 50,000 on each student per year

Now the tribal students who seek quality education would not have to face the financial troubles as the government of Maharashtra has come ahead to bear the annual expenses of Rs 50,000. The funds will be directly given to the educational institute for each student.

This year 3000 students will be get benefited by this scheme and the numbers would double in the next year, Tribal Welfare minister Madhukar Pichad informed.

In a press conference in the Mantralaya, Pichad officially announced various schemes. Pichad said, “The scheme would benefit the bright students learning in tribal schools. The scheme would be implemented for the students in between 5th to 10th standard students. The student should apply for the funds to the project officers.”

Separate department for the teachers in the tribal schools

There would be a separate chamber for the tribal school teachers hereafter. Thus the teachers are relieved from the tribal school’s administrative work. The government also proposed for an administrative chamber in the tribal schools. Thus 1961 posts will be recruited.

Teachers’ direct recruitment in the tribal schools

In a government decision there would not be a written examination for teachers’ recruitment.  They would be selected on the basis of D.Ed scores but they should have at least 10% knowledge of tribal language.

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