Chief Minister Kamal Nath said that a new history of development will be created in tribal areas. Well thought out plans will be prepared to stop migration, to provide employment and to ensure reasonable prices for local produce.
Kamal Nath was addressing the function held on the occasion of Mata Shabri Jayanti and Adiwasi Sammelan at tribal dominated district Dindori.
Kamal Nath stated that the schemes which were prepared for the development of tribal areas have been gathering dust for years, their benefits will be extended to the tribals by implementing such schemes. This was said by Kamal Nath in the context to the plan of providing benefit of Narmada River to Dindori district also at the time of construction of Bargi Dam.
This scheme has cost Rs 10,000 crore. He said that the aim of the Government is to do all-round development of the State’s tribal community. They should not have to go out in search of work. The Government is making efforts in this direction that they should have employment at home and in the village itself, he added.
The Chief Minister said that Mata Shabri is a symbol of humanity and simplicity. This is the reason, why the tribal community has immense reverence and faith towards her. He said that this is the most pious day, when tribal youths should take a pledge that they will adopt tribal culture and will always keep their glorious history intact.
He mentioned that despite various races in tribal community, the unity that exists in the tribal community is the power of their culture and rituals, which was adopted and preserved by the elders.
The Chief Minister said that tribal community has become a participant in the development process.
The need is that the tribal community and its representatives should raise their voice and join the mainstream of the society for their rights.
Kamal Nath informed that a new atmosphere of investment has been created in the state to safeguard the future of youth, who have the responsibility of building
Madhya Pradesh and the country. New policies are being implemented in the agriculture sector so that farmers get rid of their debts and get right prices for their produce.
Loans of 22 lakh farmers have been waived under the Jai Kisan Fasal Maafi Rin Yojana.
The Chief Minister said that the new Government has exhibited its intention and policy in the last 11 and half month to improve the condition of empty treasury, inherited by it and poor condition of the State. He said that while facing new challenges in every field, the work is being carried out by the Government with new thinking and approach. Relief has been provided to the farmers in Madhya Pradesh, the State which was number-one in farmers’ suicide in the country.
New investment is being encouraged in the state to take the youth out from the darkness of unemployment. Kamal Nath said that we are facing every challenge with full vigour. We are working with a resolution that in the coming days, we will make a new map of the State’s development.