Raipur: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel greeted the people of Chhattisgarh, tribal population in particular, on the occasion of World Tribal Day or International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9. The ancient art and culture of tribal community is priceless heritage for Chhattisgarh, said the Chief Minister in his message. Tribals contribute 31 percent to the total population of Chhattisgarh.
The State government is putting continuous efforts into the development of the tribal community while preserving their tradition, culture, and values. The government is opening new doors to bridge the gap between tribals and the rest of the world. The Chief Minister said that this government has taken several crucial decisions for the development of the tribals.
Return of land to tribals in Lohandiguda, review of cases related to tribals who are serving jail term, use of District Mineral Trust Fund for the development tribals, purchase of 52 forests produce, etc. are some of the measures taken by the state government for the betterment of tribals. Moreover, formation of new administrative units, construction of roads, the appointment of locals in the Development Authorities meant for tribal development are other measures in the interest of tribal, said the Chief Minister, adding, this government wants that all the benefits of government-run schemes reach directly to the tribals. They should be worried about the Jal, Jungle, and Jameen. The state government has declared Tribal Day as a holiday in the state. Raipur had hosted the national tribal festival. The government is planning for the beautification of Devgudi and Ghotul which will preserve the tribal culture and tradition.