NE states lagging behind in implementing schemes for tribals: Min
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Last Updated: Sunday, April 24, 2011, 00:43
Jamshedpur: Union Minister of State for Tribal Welfare Mahadev Singh Khandela on Saturday said the Northeast states were lagging behind as far as implementation of tribal welfare schemes were concerned.

The implementation of tribal welfare schemes are tardy in comparison to other states such as Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat, Khandela told newsmen here.

The minister said while Rajasthan and Gujarat were doing satisfactorily with regard to implementation of central tribal welfare schemes.

Khandela, who was inducted into the Union Cabinet during the last reshuffle in January, said he was visiting tribal dominated states in the country to review the implementation of schemes meant for tribals.

The aim of the Union government was to ensure all round development of tribals including social, cultural and economic development and various steps were being taken to achieve the goal, he said.


First Published: Sunday, April 24, 2011, 00:43

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