Rs 4.5 cr to Sahariya families for nutritious meals: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Dec 2017 11:46:56


Staff Reporter,

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Rs 4 crore 50 lakhs will be deposited in the accounts of women members of the Sahariya families in Shivpuri ditrict every month for nutritious meals in order to put an end to malnutrition.

He said that poor Sahariya families who do not possess pattas will be made owners of land. The Chief Minister said that the poor families will be given Rs 200 per month for electricity. Chouhan was addressing a programme during the Sahariya Vikas Yatra in Kolaras of Shivpuri district. Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Rustum Singh and Tribal Welfare Minister Lal Singh Arya were also present. Chouhan handed over letters of consent for depositing Rs 1,000 in the bank accounts of each woman head of 18,000 Sahariya families.

Sahariya tribe welfare announcements
Chief Minister Chouhan said that a new bus stand worth Rs 2 crore will be constructed at Kolaras. Ten additional beds will be arranged in Lukwas Hospital. A stop dam will be constructed at Bhadouta on Sindh river. Chouhan said that, Sahariya families will be provided wheat, rice and salt at Re 1 per kg and dal for Rs 10 per kg. He said that each family of Sahariya, Baiga and Bhariya Tribe will be provided Rs 1,000 per month. Such an arrangement is being made for the first time in the country. The Chief Minister said that homeless Sahariya families will be provided Rs one lakh 20 thousand for construction of pucca houses. Vanvasi families residing on forest land will be given pattas after survey.

CM Chouhan said that Rs 7 crore 50 lakh has been approved for Shabri Mata temple. Community hall will also be constructed along with the temple. Orders have been issued for computer training centres at Karahal and Shivpuri, Rs 17 crore 20 lakh hostel in Gwalior and Indore, appointment of language teachers and jobs to 10 thousand tribal children after training.

CM administers oath
The Chief Minister administered oath to Sahariya Tribal families present at the programme against drug addiction. He also made them resolve to make proper use of the fund of Rs 1,000 for nutritious meals, to not to sell their land to
anyone and to send their children regularly to school. He made them resolve not to believe in superstitions like jhad-phuk for treatment.