Educational instructure for tribal studens to be strengthened

Shimla, Feb 3

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today promised to strengthen educational infrastructure for the tribals over the 16th Meeting of Gujjar Welfare Board here today. Presiding he said state government had given priority for land distribution and education of the children of Gujjar community especially those who are landless. He said government had aimed to give maximum benefits under various policy programmes to those communities which remained neglected in the past so that they could come at par with mainstream of the social life. Prof, Dhumal said 10 Tribal hostels in the state were being constructed with an estimated cost of Rs 19 crore to facilitate the students of this community. The Gujjar Welfare Board was constituted with a objective to solve the problems and to provide various facilities for socio economic development of the people belonging to this community, he added.
Chief Minister said that to boost up the educational prospects of the tribal students, the government was strengthening the infrastructure for their benefit in the educational institutions. He said that the tribal hostels with a capacity of 60 boys and 60 girls at Dharmshala, 60 boys and 30 girls at ITI in Chamba, 60 boys and 30 girls at ITI Sammsi in Kullu, 60 boys and 90 girls in Solan and 200 boys and 141 girls in Shimla districts were under construction in the state. Similarly, the construction work is in progress for 60 students capacity hostel in Sanskrit College Sundernagar, 46 students capacity at Dr. YS Parmar Univeristy of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, 72 students hostel in CSK Agriculture University at Palampur, 60 girls capacity hostel at Govt. College, Kullu. It was informed in the meeting by the PWD authorities that the estimate for construction of 1.5km road for Kallah Gujjar Basti in tehsil Ghumarwin would be prepared and sent for administrative approval to Tribal Development Department shortly.