State Government has earmarked Rs. 31.50 crore for the development of tribal communities like Gaddi and Gujjars living in non-tribal areas during current financial year. This was revealed by Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister while presiding other the meeting of Gujjar Welfare Board here today.
Singh said that the State Government had decided to open the District level Tribal Development Office at Dharamsala and Chamba, where tribal population concentration was in majority and would benefit the communities in availing various facilities and incentives under Tribal Development Programmes. He said that in rest of the districts, District Planning Officers would be the designated officers to oversee the implementation of all the tribal development policies and programmes where the tribal population was less. He said that tribal districts of Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti and Bharmour Sub Division already had the tribal development departments.