The Udaipur Tribal Regional Development (TAD) department has taken several steps to provide support to the tribes affected economically and socially in adverse conditions arising during the global epidemic corona. In direct benefit schemes, financial assistance has been submitted to the needy by prompt payment of funds and regular payment to contract staff, while providing necessary materials to remote areas, online study for hostel children and free masks distributed to poor families and Corona Warriors. Tax relief has been provided.
More than 75 thousand approvals in educational incentive schemes:
Tribal Regional Development Department Minister Arjun Singh Bamnia informed that the beneficiaries are being paid immediately under the direct benefit by implementing the departmental schemes expeditiously. During the last year 2019-20, 87 thousand 468 applications were received under educational incentive schemes in the scheduled area, out of which 79 thousand 611 applications have been approved.
He informed that departmental personnel is also playing a commendable role to fight the corona like a warrior at every level. On behalf of the Swachh Project health workers and education collaborators, support is being given from house to house along with the Anganwadi workers and ANM team. Masks are being prepared by health workers and distributed to low-income families and Corona Warriors free of cost.
Grants on hybrid corn seed distribution, animal feed:
Minister Bamania said that the department's current financial year action plan has also been prepared in such a way that the tribal families can get financial support while dealing with this global epidemic.
This year, 3.1 lakh tribe farmers were distributed 5 kilograms of improved hybrid maize seed kits, Rs 5 per kilogram grant for purchasing cattle feed to 13 thousand cattlemen, distribution of modern tool kits to 5 thousand landless unskilled laborers and 4 thousand tribal youth. He has been targeted for employment-based skill development training. Under Kusum Yojana, 5 thousand tribal farmers will be given the grant to install solar pumps.
Provision for online study for hostel children:
Bamnia said that worrying about the study of students residing in the hostels of the department, online reviews are also being arranged. They have been linked to the online study process through Smile-App.
Grocery material delivered to remote areas:
He informed that 47 Maa Bari centers in Dungarpur district are being converted into grocery stores and providing materials in remote areas. Instructions have been given to make arrangements for the delivery of essential materials to remote areas by using mother bari in other districts also.
Regular payment is being made to the contract staff:
Minister Bamnia informed that under the Swachh Project, regular payment is being made to the staff working at the mother fence centers, health workers, and contract staff working in the hostels. In addition, in the corona campaign of staff and health workers working at Maa Bari centers, Rs. 50 lakh will be provided for being infected while on duty and untimely death at the time of treatment.
Residential schools and hostels converted into quarantine centers:
The TAD Minister informed that arrangements had been made to keep ten thousand persons in isolation in 8 residential schools and 17 hostels of the department to deal with the corona.
These schools and hostels are being used as quarantine centers on behalf of district collectors.
- Dr Munesh Arora