Dhar:  On World Tribal Day, the BJP government in the state has declared that criminal cases pending against people from the tribal community will be withdrawn.

Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced this on the occasion of World Tribal Day and he also said that all the possible efforts will be made in order to provide growth and development which the community has been lagging since long.

Chouhan while addressing a group of tribals community that has been lagging behind also gave a word that every tribal person would own a house in this state until 2022.

“We have distributed 2.24 lakh forest land right documents till now and would not leave any ethnic community person without land rights. We would establish tribal rights committees in ST areas that would be headed by people from the community and it would comprise 50% women,” said Chouhan.

He also added that in order to deal with plan development issues and sort out land disputes the tribal committee will be empowered by the government.

Besides establishing tribal rights committees in ST areas the government will also come up with village defence committees in order to supervise and manage the land acquisition, Chouhan said. He also ensured that all the possible efforts will also be made by the government in order to prevent the acquisition of land of the tribal people in the state for the use of non-tribal people.

Amidst of all this Chief minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan also came up with plans and strategies that have been made by the state government in order to support the tribal community in terms of education, preservation of tribal art and culture, promotion of sports and upliftment of living standards. He also praised the contribution made by the tribal community at the time of struggle for freedom and pointed out the revolutionaries that the community has given to India like Birsa Munda, Bheema Nayak, Tantya Bheel and others.

During the programme that took place on World Tribal Day in Dhar, Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan congratulated and appreciated tribal community achievers. Our sources have reported that a public holiday in 20 tribal dominated districts of the state has been announced by the MP government on Thursday.