The Tripura government has unveiled a groundbreaking initiative, the Mukhyamantri Tribal Development Mission, with an initial allocation of Rs 30 crore. This mission is geared towards uplifting the socio-economic status of the tribal population in the state, announced Tourism Minister Sushanta Chowdhury.
In a significant move, the state cabinet greenlit the proposal, aligning with the BJP’s electoral promises and the budgetary commitments. Minister Chowdhury emphasized that this mission reflects a resolute commitment to tribal development for the current fiscal year.
The mission’s inaugural fund of Rs 30 crore is just the starting point, with plans for a progressive increase in annual outlay in the years to come, as revealed by Minister Chowdhury. The Tribal Welfare Department is set to initiate a registration process for eligible families to be included in the mission.
Minister Chowdhury emphasized that this mission marks a significant stride towards the holistic development of indigenous communities. The allocated funds will be strategically utilized for critical infrastructure development, including roads, access to clean drinking water, and the implementation of skill development programs aimed at enhancing employability amongst the youth.
In a parallel endeavor, the government had previously proposed an increase in the seats of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council, from 30 to 50, to ensure comprehensive representation of all tribal communities. However, this proposal is currently pending with the Centre.
Additionally, the council of ministers has given the green light for the implementation of an e-cabinet system, aligning with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of streamlined, paperless administrative operations.
Furthermore, the cabinet has approved the recruitment of 125 physical education teachers and school librarians, with a special focus on the recently converted Vidyajyoti schools in the state. Presently, Tripura boasts 125 Vidyajyoti schools delivering the CBSE curriculum.
Moreover, plans are underway to fill 50 supervisor (Group-C) positions within the Tribal and SC welfare departments. Additionally, 75 assistant professors for state degree colleges and 14 faculty members for Ujjayanta University will be recruited in accordance with the cabinet’s approval of these proposals.
The Mukhyamantri Tribal Development Mission signifies a significant stride towards inclusive growth and empowerment of tribal communities in Tripura. This initiative embodies the government’s unwavering dedication to fostering a brighter future for its indigenous population.