Centre to provide financial assistance for running buses in tribal areas TRIBAL AREAS
He said that state govt will soon send a detailed project report to the union tribal ministry highlighting the need to strengthen the transport infrastructure in these area keeping in view of the tough geographical and topographical condition. He said that road network is the only connectivity source for entire tribal belt in absence of rail and air network and told that there is urgent need to connect maximum tribal areas with bus services to provide vehicle facilities in remote area of the state. He said the centre has agreed to fund the project as central assistance. He said that Union Tribal Affairs Minister Kishore Chander Deo will visit the tribal area of Pangi & Bharmour in June next to assess the impact of the various development projects in the tribal areas and will hold high level meeting with officials and tribal area representatives to seek their views and suggestions for expediting the social and economic development projects in these area and take corrective policy decisions at central level keeping in view of the ground realities.
He said that the union tribal affairs minister V Kishore Chander Deo will start his tour from Shimla where he will call on Himachal chief minister Virbhadra Singh to exchange the views and ideas of the state govt on various central sponsored schemes and need for further improvement in these schemes as per the aspirations of the state govt union tribal development minister V Kishore Chander Deo appreciated the steps taken by present govt for upliftment of tribal areas of the state and said that tribal development in the Himachal Pradesh has become model for other states .