27th Oct 2021 11:10:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Tawang, Oct 27: Union MoS minority affairs, John Barla this afternoon held a meeting with Buddhist monks, nuns, student union and representatives of NGOs of Tawang, on various welfare schemes for six minority communities. A detailed discussion on development of minorities,the minority affairs ministry looks after, and benefits of the schemes meant for these communities were discussed. 
Stating that people are not aware of the welfare schemes, the MoS said that more publicity about various schemes under his ministry needs to be carried out. Besides scholarship, he said people can avail benefits of schemes like sikho kamao, financial aid for construction of community based halls, Hospital,learning centres,hostels,pradhan mantri jan vikas karyakram etc.and requested the district administration to conduct awareness  programmes at village levels. 
"Many states are also not aware of these schemes, NGOs registered in darpan portal can directly contact minority affairs ministry and start training centres for both men and women.  There is lack of awareness,and probably this is the first time in the state we are conducting such an awareness meeting.I have come here to make my ministry more close to you all and shall continue to work for you," Barla said. Further the minister will visit Itanagar and Namsai for similar kind of awareness meetings.

DC Tawang Sang Phuntsok, in his address requested for flexibility in state share in central schemes.
He requested for a model residential school in mission mode in the district from the Ministry of minority affairs and a branch coaching centre for proper training and guidance of young graduates of the district. DC Tawang also highlighted the problems faced by farmers and scopes of Agriculture and Horticulture sector.
'We should not let people living in border areas migrate and find out solutions to provide employment to them in their villages by encouraging skill development schemes and village tourism,' he added.

Kenter Joya Riba

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