Itanagar, Nov 27: National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) Chairman, Nand Kumar Sai on Wednesday called on Arunachal Pradesh Governor, Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) and discussed about welfare programmes for tribal people, particularly the students.
The Governor, who has been closely monitoring the education and health sectors for the tribal communities, told the visiting dignitaries to develop their habitats with these two vital areas need. He requested the NCST Chairman for the introduction of more tribal community-centric projects and programmes under the education and health sectors.
During the meeting, Mishra emphasised on the enhancement of tribal income generation activities for a better standard of life and called for introduction of new techniques in agri-horticultural activities and recommended a visit of farmers and entrepreneurs to progressive farming being organised in Kurukshetra, Haryana to arrest Jhum or (Shifting) cultivation.
Sharing his interactions will various communities of Arunachal Pradesh, the Governor said that Puroik Community, the marginalised ones, requires special care and National Commission for Scheduled Tribes needs to explore ways and means to address the challenges faced by the community.
Mishra suggested the NCST for special skill development programmes for them and educational provisions for the students, preferably in professional courses, being run by other States.
Stating that another sector which is a bottleneck in tribal area development is road communication, Mishra said good road communication will facilitate in ocio-economic empowerment of the tribal communities.
He requested the NCST chairman to impress upon the President and Prime Minister for relaxation of the norms for the construction of roads in Arunachal Pradesh.