Center to provide assistance for mini buses in tribal areas

May 03, 2013 17:38 | Poltics
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Center govt will provide financial assistance to the state govt  for plying of  mini  buses in snow bound tribal areas of the state said Sh Thakur Singh Bharmouri Tribal Development Minister after meeting with Union Tribal Affairs  Minister   Shri V. Kishore Chandra Deo in new delhi .He was accompanied by Sh Kewal Singh Pathania Vice Chairman H R T C .
He said that state govt will soon send a detailed project report to the union tribal ministry highlighting the need to strengthen the  transport infrastructure in these area keeping in view of the tough geographical and topographical condition .He said that road network is the only  connectivity source for entire tribal belt in absence of  rail and air network and told that  there is urgent need to  connect maximum tribal areas with bus services to provide vehicle facilities in remote area of the state .He said the centre has agreed to   fund the  project as central assistance . He said that  Union Tribal Affairs Minister Sh V Kishore  Chander Deo   will visit the tribal area of Pangi & Bharmour in June next to assess the impact of the various development projects in the tribal areas and  will hold high level meeting with officials and tribal  area representatives to  seek their views and suggestions for expediting the  social and economic development projects in these area and take corrective policy decisions at central level keeping in view of the ground realities .

He said that the union tribal affairs  minister  Sh V Kishore  Chander Deo will start his tour from shimla where he will call on himachal chief minister Sh Virbhadra Singh to exchange the views and ideas of  the state govt on various central sponsered schemes  and need for  further improvement in these schemes as per the aspirations of the state govt 
union tribal development minister Sh V Kishore  Chander Deo  appreciated the steps taken by present govt  for  upliftment of  tribal areas of the state and said that tribal development in the himachal pradesh  has become  model for other states .