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40 Trucks flagged-off to facilitate migratory tribal population

Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Kashmir, Jammu And Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu

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Jammu , 08 May 2022

In a significant development the Tribal Affairs Department today flagged off a fleet of 40 trucks for transportation livestock and families of migratory tribal population from various districts to the highland pastures.In line with the announcement made by the Lieutenant Governor, Sh Manoj Sinha for various tribal welfare measures the department initiated a special project for transhumant support system including transit accommodations and transport facilities for migratory population.These trucks have been procured by the Tribal Affairs Department through J&K Road Transport Corporation.The Jammu and Kashmir Government had earlier announced the provision of transport/freight services for migratory tribal population during annual migration to highland pastures. 

There was persistent demand from the migratory tribal community that they face lot of hardships during migration due to traffic jam and other hindrances and to make their journey smoother they should be provided some transportation mode.It was observed that some times due to harsh weather conditions there was loss of livestock and other damages causing lot of inconvenience to the affected families. The budget announcement made by the Finance Minister mentioned transportation viz-a-viz transit facilities to be provided to the migratory tribal population.The transportation system put in place by the Tribal Affairs Department will reduce the travel time from 20-30 days on-foot to 1-2 days hwile it will also help in smooth management traffic. 

These trucks have been deployed both on National Highway-44 and Mughal Road. More number of trucks are being inducted this year by the department to ensure coverage of 100% families.Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary,  Secretary, Tribal Affairs Department informed that Lieutenant  Governor of Jammu & Kashmir Sh. Manoj Sinha has committed to provide transportation support/transit facilities to the migratory tribal population.Directions were also issued by the Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta to ensure saturation in transport facilities and to cover 100%  migratory population on National Highway and Mughal Road. 

Further he said that funds to the tune of Rs 6.80 Cr have been released in favour of J&K Road Transport Corporation for procurement of trucks to provide transportation facilities to the migratory tribal families. The Finance Department has advised the Tribal Affairs Department to avail the services of JKRTC for the movement of transhumant tribal population till a formal policy in this regard is framed by the Government. The deployed trucks shall ply along the National Highway from  Kathua,  Samba, Jammu  Udhampur  to various  destinations in Kashmir and on Mughal road axis from  Rajouri  and  Poonch  to  various destinations in Kashmir.

Pertinent to mention here that Tribal Affairs Department is establishing Transit Accommodations at 8 different locations for the convenience of migratory tribal population involving financial implication of around 28 Crore. Two transit accommodations are nearing completion.These trucks were flagged off from Jammu by Director Tribal Affairs, J&K, Musheer Ahmad in presence of Managing Director JKRTC, Rakesh Kumar Srangal, Deputy Director Tribal Affairs Jammu Dr. Abdul Khabir, officials of Tribal Affairs Department and other prominent persons were also present on the occasion.


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