The heartland state of India, Madhya Pradesh has a significant contribution in the empowerment of deprived sections of the society, says President Draupadi Murmu.
MP Governor Mangubhai Patel said that the PESA Act will be important in the social and economic empowerment of the tribals. The PESA Act will give tribals their rights over water, forests and land: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Bhopal: 15 November, 2022. President Draupadi Murmu says that the development of tribal society is linked to the development of the entire country. Madhya Pradesh has an important contribution in the development and empowerment of the tribal society and the deprived sections. In Madhya Pradesh, commendable efforts have been made to preserve the memory of tribal legends and to pass them on to future generations. For this, all concerned including Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Governor Mangubhai Patel deserve congratulations.
President Draupadi Murmu was addressing the State Level Tribal Pride Day Conference at Lalpur, Shahdol today. The President released the complete health program plan booklet of Madhya Pradesh. Governor Mangubhai Patel handed over the first copy of the PESA Act Manual to President Murmu. President Murmu first offered floral tributes to the portrait of Bhagwan Birsa Munda. Governor Patel welcomed President Murmu by wearing a deserted garland, a tribal scarf. Chief Minister Chouhan welcomed President Murmu by wearing a tribal turban and presented Bhil Pithora painting artwork to her.
President Murmu said that all the projects which have been started in Madhya Pradesh for the welfare of tribals are of national importance. The new rules made for the scheduled areas will be effective in empowering the tribal areas and giving the tribals their rights. Complete health program, honoring meritorious students, Birsa Munda self-employment scheme, Tantya Mama economic welfare scheme, honoring women entrepreneurs will all prove extremely useful in tribal empowerment.
Governor Mangubhai Patel said that the new rules of the PESA Act implemented in Madhya Pradesh from today, will prove vital to the social and economic empowerment of the tribal class. With the implementation of these rules, the gram sabhas will become very powerful. According to the new rules of the PESA Act, the management of water, land and forests, settlement of minor disputes, inspection of health centers, schools, anganwadi centers, monitoring of various schemes, etc. will be handled by the Gram Sabha.
The PESA act will prove to be instrumental
CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that today it is a matter of fortune for the state that President Draupadi Murmu has visited Madhya Pradesh on the birth anniversary of Lord Birsa Munda. In her valuable presence, the PESA Act is being implemented for the empowerment of the tribals in the state. Its rules and regulations will give the tribal class the rights of water, forest and land. The new rules will be implemented in the state with social harmony. Today is the day of social revolution.
CM Chouhan said that according to the new rules of the PESA Act, every year the Patwaris will have to bring the land map, Khasra Nakal to the village and show it in the Gram Sabha, so that no one can make any mistake in the records. In case of any discrepancy, the Gram Sabha will have the right to correct it. The consent of the Gram Sabha will be necessary for taking land for any scheme. No person will be able to grab the land of the villagers by deceit or conversion etc. If this happens, the Gram Sabha will have the right to get it back.
Proper preservation of the tribal traditions
Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda said that a commendable work is being done for the upliftment, development and preservation of the traditions of the tribal society in the country. Eklavya Adarsh Residential Schools are running in every tribal area. Good work is being done in central schemes in Madhya Pradesh. The Forest Rights Act has been implemented well here. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan deserves congratulations for this. Madhya Pradesh government is implementing the basic principle of Swaraj through the new PESA Act. It tells how to maintain tribal traditions while linking them to constitutional norms.
Union Minister of State for Steel Faggan Singh Kulaste said that it is a historic day today. The decision to implement new rules of the PESA Act in Madhya Pradesh is revolutionary. Today the long wait of the tribal class has come to an end. They are getting rights on water-forest-land. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought development to remote tribal areas in the country.
Exhibition of Tribal Heroes
Union Ministers including President Draupadi Murmu visited the photo-exhibition of tribal heroes at the venue. They Also saw the products prepared by women self-help groups at various stalls.
Tribal Affairs Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Meena Singh Mandve gave the welcome speech. Saila Reena dance was presented by Gond tribal artists. Food Minister Bisahulal Singh, Forest Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah, Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Prabhuram Chowdhary, MP Mr. V.D. Sharma and other public representatives and a large number of tribal community representatives were among the eminent guests.