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
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.