Milk & Craft villages to be established in every district of J&K: Dept of Tribal Affairs
PULWAMA: The Nodal Officer/Coordinator Tribal Affairs Department, Javaid Ahmad Parray today said that the Milk and Craft Villages will be established in every district of UT of Jammu & Kashmir.
The Nodal Officer/Coordinator Tribal Affairs Department said this during a one-day awareness cum training programme held at Government Degree College Pulwama.
The camp was attended by DDC Chairman Pulwama, Syed Bari Indrabi; DDC Member and, Standing Chairman for Education Dr Harbaksh Singh; DDC members of Pampore and Achgoza; ADDC Pulwama, Dr Abdul Aziz Sheikh; BDC Sangerwani, CEO Pulwama and Principals of various Government Degree Colleges, ITIs and Polytechnic Colleges, Warden G&B/ST Hostel Pulwama, ZEOs, HoDs and INOs of Pulwama.
Speaking on the occasion, the Nodal Officer/Coordinator said that the aim for conducting these kinds of awareness camps throughout the UT is to aware the general public particularly the Scheduled Tribe community of the different development programmes, welfare schemes and policies implemented by the Department of Tribal Affairs.
He said that under the close supervision of Secretary Tribal Affairs, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary the Department has introduced and expanded the network of various Developmental Schemes for the Welfare of the ST community throughout the UT of J&K.
The Nodal Officer/Coordinator said that the Department has recently introduced 300 new skilled courses for the ST students so that they become self-employed and can create job opportunities for other unemployed youths of the UT. He said Department has recently enhanced 120% in all formats of Post-Matric Scholarship, mapped 9th and 10th Pre-Matric Scholarship on the National Scholarship Portal and inclusion of all STs in Pre-Matric Scholarship from class 1st to 8th.
He also informed that Department has created various employment-generating programmes for the welfare of the unemployed youth of the UT by the opening of a Sheep Farm, Dairy Farm, Vandhan Kender’s and sponsoring various projects through TRIFED.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC Chairman Pulwama suggested that these kinds of programmes be also conducted in Tribal dominated areas where more and more people can avail the benefits of the different schemes being implemented by the Department.
The Technical Team of Tribal Research Institute (TRI) Liyaqat Ali and Javeed Ahmad Baba briefed the ZEOs, HoDs and INOs about the submission and verification of applications on the National Scholarship Portal and also redressed the various queries related to NSP raised by the participants.
The awareness camp was also addressed by the Chief Education Officer, Nazir Ahmad Reashi.