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HP govt committed to development of tribal areas: Dhumal

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

"The government is committed to speedy and uniform development of tribal belts and the allocation of funds is being made as per the need, irrespective of the low population there," Dhumal said in a public meeting at Kinnuar.

He pointed out that nine per cent of the funds alloted under tribal sub-plan have been approved this financial year for the development of tribal belts.

Dhumal said daily wages of an employee serving tribal areas had been enhanced to Rs 167.50 , which is 25 per cent higher than in other areas of the state.

The state government has launched several welfare schemes and programmes for the people of tribal areas, he added.

Taking note of the protests by tribal people against hydro power projects, Dhumal said that in future the hydel projects would be approved and executed in tribal areas only after safeguarding the interest of locals.

Dhumal said the government was seriously concerned about providing quality health care facilities and education to the people.

Rs 1,025 crore is being invested in the health sector and 800 doctors and an equal number of para medical staff have been recruited, the Chief Minister added.

First Published: Sun, September 09 2012. 21:55 IST