HYDERABAD: Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao said on Wednesday that he would soon chair a review meeting involving representatives of the people of the tribal areas and officials from various departments to discuss issues related to health and education in agency areas.
He was speaking after leaders of tribal organizations and TRS people’s representatives from agency areas met him on Wednesday at Pragathi Bhavan, asking him to find solutions to their problems. He told them that the state government gave due importance to the welfare of the tribals and it showed in the way Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao advised the officials to take a decision in favor of the tribals. regarding forest land.
Stressing that there were some limitations in the implementation of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers Act 2006, Rama Rao said the state government was taking a favorable stance in favor of the tribals of the area. ‘State. In a bid to achieve self-reliance for the tribes in their villages, the state government has transformed the tribal hamlets into gram panchayats, the minister said.
He also explained how tribes were reaping the benefits of development and social welfare programs after the formation of Telangana, and how health care and education had improved in agency areas. Rama Rao assured the tribal representatives that he would convey their concerns and comments to the relevant authorities and that the government would further support the tribals in the state.