Tribal Welfare Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah has said that effective steps were being undertaken by the State Government for facilitating the weaker sections of the society to avail benefits of public welfare schemes. Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah was inaugurating a mobile bank unit of District Cooperative Bank at Khalwa block in Khandwa district on Sunday.
Tribal Welfare Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah said that so far tribal labourers had to travel up to 15 kilometres or more for getting their wages. With a view to solving tribals’ problem, mobile banking has been launched in the district. He called upon tribals to become aware and come forward to avail benefits of the State Government’s schemes.Wages of 16 thousand 491 job cardholders of 37 out of 68 Gram Panchayats in Khalwa development block will be paid through mobile banking at the Panchayat level. Thirty-one Panchayats of Khalwa block fall under committee’s headquarters. Therefore, 12 thousand 423 job cardholders of these Panchayats will be made payment of wage from committee’s headquarters. The route chart of payment of wages has been prepared in such a way that wages are paid to tribals on the day of haat-bazaar.
Deputy Commissioner Cooperatives, Shri Anil Sharma informed that wages are being paid through mobile banks to one lakh 60 thousand job cardholders at present.
1.50 lakh saplings to be planted
Kunwar Shah exhorted villagers to plant maximum number of saplings during the rainy season. He informed that three thousand saplings are being sent to each Gram Panchayat. The Tribal Welfare Minister also distributed relief material among the flood-affected people of village Ashapur.