Srinagar: Emphasising on integrated
development of weaker sections of the society, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said socio-economic
conditions of Gujjars, Bakerwals, Paharis and other Tribals
needed to be speeded up for their progress.
"There is need for implementing special schemes and
centrally sponsored programmes for these sections in letter
and spirit to ensure timely expenditure of funds in judicious
manner. The success of these schemes is related to the actual
benefits accruing to the identified people", Omar said.
He was chairing a high level meeting to discuss special
measures for these sections here.
Omar laid stress on upgradation of education, health care
and other basic amenities for these people. The concerned
departments should concentrate on this aspect and realise the
targets accordingly, he added.
He asked for working out a special programme for setting
up Mobile Anganwari Centres for the migratory Tribals to help
provide facilities of this scheme to the children of nomads
round the year.
Minister for Forests Mian Altaf Ahmad emphasised on timely
flow of funds to various schemes and said necessary steps
should be taken to receive the central assistance under
Article 275 (1) from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs well in
Chief Secretary S S Kapur said in order to extend coaching
facility to the students of these communities, Central
Government is being approached for this facility in the
Universities of Jammu and Srinagar.