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CM Siddaramaiah assures land allotment letters to tribals soon

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, on Wednesday, said that allotment letters to the tribals, who have applied for lands under Forest Right Act, will be issued soon.

 He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating a Tribal convention, organised by the Social Welfare and Backward Classes Department at the Dasara Exhibition grounds, here.

 The chief minister said that he has instructed deputy commissioners of respective districts to clear the pending applications of the tribals.

 He called upon the tribals to provide education to their children so that they could join the mainstream of the society.  “Without education, it is not possible for the communities to attain development and achieve social, economic status in the society. There is a demand for upgrading the Ashrama Schools to PU colleges, and it will be reviewed. To encourage tribal people to pursue education, the state government has been issuing pension to educated unemployed youths of Koraga and Jenu Kuruba communities,” said the chief minister.

Siddaramaiah said the state government will increase the quantity of rice being distributed to BPL families under Anna Bhagya from April 1.  Social Welfare Minister H Anjaneya said forest personnel were interfering with the tribals, who reside inside the forest, and urged Forest Minister B Ramanath Rai, who was present at the event, to take measures to protect the interest of the tribals. Rai assured to look into the matter.

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