Govt working for welfare of nomadic communities: LG

Jammu: Former MLCs Ch Vikram Randhawa, Surinder Choudhary, and a delegation of Gurjar Desh Charitable Trust today called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhavan here.

Ch Vikram Randhawa briefed the Lt Governor about the high rates of mining of minor minerals for the general public. He suggested separating raw material from finished mineral products, which would reduce the rates of minerals substantially, benefitting the general public.

Similarly, Surinder Choudhary briefed the Lt Governor about various issues of Border area residents and Pahari community. The Lt Governor assured the former MLCs of appropriate action on the issues briefed by them.

Meanwhile, a delegation of Gurjar Desh Charitable Trust led by its Chairman, Shah Mohammad Chowdhary, also met the Lt Governor and apprised him of various concerning issues of the Nomadic communities of the UT.

The issues included complete implementation of Forest Rights Act, tribal hostels in all districts, promotion of traditional tribal games, strengthening of Mobile schools, hassle-free movement of tribals besides others.

The Lt Governor while listening to the members of the delegation, assured them that the UT Government is steadfastly working on all fronts for the development and welfare of nomadic communities of J&K.

He further said that all their suggestions and points will be given due consideration by the concerned authorities. He impressed upon the visiting representatives to continue their public welfare endeavours in the service of the people of J&K.

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