16 Aug :The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will start Vanvasi Samman Yatra in predominantly tribal districts from September 25, the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.
The Vanvasi Samman Yatra will cover tribal blocks during which the Chief Minister will review the implantation of the welfare schemes meant for advancement of tribal communities. He will also resolve the problems of forest dwellers.
A meeting held at Mantralaya here today discussed the outline of proposed Vanvasi Samman Yatra.
Addressing the meeting, Shri Chouhan said that over 1.24 lakh forest dwellers have got forest land titles. Continuous efforts are needed to ensure the ownership titles of forest land to remaining eligible tribal persons. He said that identification of problems of tribal communities is a must to ensure them justice.
The Chief Minister said that the ensuring benefits of development to the most deprived sections is a top priority of the state. The Vanvasi Samman Yatra twice or thrice a week will help know the real issues.
Chaupals will also be organized during the Yatra in tribal villages during which the Chief Minister will have a night halt as far as possible. According to plan, the Chief Minister will visit 92 tribal blocks during six week Yatra. Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri M. K. Rai and concerning officers were present.