Monday December 17, 2018
Home India Modi governme...

Modi government considering demands to provide more autonomy to Tribal Bodies

0
//
Tribal women in India. Wikimedia
Republish
Reprint

Agartala, May 4, 2017: The Modi government is considering demands to provide more autonomy to 16 autonomous district councils (ADCs) in north-east India.

Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) Chief Executive member Radha Charan Debbarma met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday and discussed issues related to the ADCs.

“We have been demanding more powers and autonomy for ADCs. Rajnath Singh assured us that the central government was considering all aspects, including more autonomy to these bodies,” Debbarma told IANS over phone from New Delhi.

NewsGram brings to you latest new stories in India.

He was accompanied by Lok Sabha member Jitendra Chowdhury and TTAADC Executive member Rajendra Reang.

He said they urged the Home Minister to call a meeting of all ADCs in north-eastern states to discuss pending and important issues.

The ADCs have been set up to ensure socio-economic development of tribals, who make up 27-28 per cent of the region’s population of around 45 million.

Of these, six ADCs are in Manipur, three each in Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram and one in Tripura.

“We also sought more power and autonomy to village committees under the ADCs. The gram panchayats outside ADCs jurisdiction now enjoy more power.”

Debbarma rued that the NITI Aayog had reduced funds for ADCs in 2016.

The TTTAADC was formed in 1987 to protect and safeguard the political, economic and cultural interests of the tribals. The tribal council sprawls over two thirds of Tripura’s territory. (IANS)

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2017 NewsGram

Next Story

Arvind Kejriwal Accuses Modi Government of Betraying Farmers

The Modi government was worried more about Ambanis and Adanis, he alleged

0
Arvind Kejriwal giving speech suring chanda bandh satyagrah
Modi government betrayed farmers: Kejriwal.

The Modi government has stabbed farmers in the back by telling the Supreme Court that it cannot implement recommendations of the M.S. Swaminathan Commission which the BJP promised to do so in 2014, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.

Addressing a farmers rally here at Jantar Mantar, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also slammed the Centre’s crop insurance scheme as a “fraud” and demanded that it be scrapped.

“Soldiers at the borders and farmers at thier farms are in distress. It’s a sad state of affairs. The BJP has dishonoured the promises it made in 2014,” Arvind Kejriwal said.

Thousands of farmers from across the country marched from Ramlila Maidan to Jantar Mantar in the heart of the capital seeking loan waiver and higher crop prices and warning political parties not to ignore their plight.

Reminding the BJP’s promise vis-a-vis the Swaminathan Commission, Kejriwal accused the ruling party of going back on its election promise.

“They have filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court and said they can’t implement it. There can’t be a greater betrayal than this. This government has stabbed farmers in the back,” he said, asking the government to take back the affidavit.

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi (Wikimedia Commons)

He warned that if it failed to do so, farmers would teach the saffron party a lesson in the 2019 elections.

Demanding loan waiver for farmers, he also said that they must get fair price for their produce.

“They are not begging but fighting for their rights. Once their loans are waived, they won’t demand it again. The government should also buy the farmers’ produce at appropriate price.”

Also Read- Actress Vidya Balan Urges Children To Indulge in Physical Activities

He blasted the government’s crop insurance scheme.

“This is not an insurance scheme but it is BJP’s ‘kisan daka yojna’ (plunder farmers scheme). This must go and the money paid by farmers be returned. Instead, the government should start a compensation scheme for farmers.”

The Modi government was worried more about Ambanis and Adanis, he alleged. (IANS)