Tribal Map of India would help to get detailed information regarding different aspects of the programmes and schemes such as status, expenditure, beneficiaries would be available in public domain and everybody would have access to it. Photo: Hindustan Times
Tribal Map of India would help to get detailed information regarding different aspects of the programmes and schemes such as status, expenditure, beneficiaries would be available in public domain and everybody would have access to it. Photo: Hindustan Times

Centre to prepare a tribal map of India: minister

The map will help the govt while implementing different programmes and introducing new schemes and projects for tribal people, says the minister

Bhubaneswar: Union tribal affairs minister Jual Oram on Tuesday said his ministry was planning a Tribal Map of India to facilitate smooth implementation of different programmes for the welfare of the adivasis.

Oram said the Tribal Map of India will be prepared utilising the technology of Geographical Information System (GIS). This will help the government while implementing different programmes and introducing new schemes and projects for tribal people, he said.

Oram, elected from Odisha’s tribal dominated Sundergarh Lok Sabha seat said several ongoing programmes, projects and plans aimed at welfare of tribal people and development of tribal areas would be closely monitored through application of information technology.

It would help to get detailed information regarding different aspects of the programmes and schemes such as status, expenditure, beneficiaries would be available in public domain and everybody would have access to it, he said.

Stating that massive awareness campaign would be launched to make people aware of the benefits of the Forest Rights Act, 2006, Oram said he would meet ministers and secretaries of tribal departments of different states at regular intervals.

Oram said he was also planning to meet the tribal MPs and MLAs and involvement them in implementation of different welfare schemes, an official release said.

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