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Kashmir: Rs 38 cr projects sanctioned for tribal development, says Dr Shahid
Tribal Development

Kashmir: Rs 38 cr projects sanctioned for tribal development, says Dr Shahid

| @indiablooms | 10 Nov 2021, 03:38 pm

Poonch/IBNS: Secretary of Tribal Affairs Department, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Sunday said the government has sanctioned Rs 38 crore projects for tribal development.

Shahid who is also incharge of the Poonch district for developmental purposes reviewed the progress under district CapEx, BADP, Tribal welfare and youth engagement initiatives in the district.

Dr Shahid asked the departments for immediate steps to ensure timely completion of projects and works under CapEx and CSS.

Tribal Affairs Department has sanctioned projects and schemes worth Rs 38 cr for the Poonch district during current fiscal, including establishment of 12 smart schools, hostel and administrative block at EMRS Mendhar, a transformer bank, and a Tribal Museum & Research Centre amongst others.

During the review meeting, it was agreed to provide funding to the tune of Rs 5 cr for the development of counselling centres, library, sports equipment and tournaments.

The Secretary also approved Rs 75.00 lakh for hostel furniture, Rs 4.30 cr for scholarship to tribal students and Rs 2.20 cr for facilities in 11 selected schools of various zones within Poonch.

Establishment of Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) at a cost of Rs 24.00 cr has been proposed by the Tribal Affairs Department at Poonch.

The proposed EMRS will be a residential school for 600 students with all modern facilities.

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