Press Release of Governor


Aizawl, 12th September, 2019 : A meeting of Sub-groups of Governors related to the issues of Tribal Affairs is scheduled to be held in Delhi, during this month. In this connection, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, the Governor of Mizoram, held a meeting at the Rajbhavan, Aizawl with officials from the State Government, this morning. At the meeting, the Governor had a long discussion with the officials on the issues of economic, social and educational development of Tribal under the sectoral coverings of Article 275(1). This was followed by PowerPoint presentations of the implementations on the subject and detailed deliberation.

During this discussion, important subjects such as - Governance of areas covered under 5th schedule, Appointment of Tribal Advisory Councils, Strengthening the Integrated Tribal Development Agency/Modified Area Development Agency(ITDAs/MADA) agencies, Protection of cultural uniqueness of tribes, Resolving forest land disputes and conferring land ownership to the forest dwellers by drawing specific cut-off date, Right to the tribes on the forest produce, Special residential schools in the tribal areas, Decentralized planning involving the local tribes, A Standard mining policy to be adopted duly conserving the interest of the tribes, implementation of the strict R&R Policy for tribal rehabilitation in case of major infrastructure development, Improvement of health and hygienic conditions of the tribes by deploying trained health staff, Anganwadi workers, mobile ambulances, fair price shops, distribution of| mosquito nets, training the locally educated youth on the first aid service etc., and Saturation approach in providing housing, land, safe drinking water, electricity (preferably solar) etc.. were put on the table.

Written by: Malsawmsanga, MIS, IPRO Dated: 12th Sep 2019