Kohli appeals PM to announce special package for tribals under RKVY

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A delegation of Gujjar (Tribals) from Jammu and Kashmir led by Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Abdul Gani Kohli, attended National Tribal Carnival-2016 which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Delhi on Tuesday.
The Gujjars (tribals) from Jammu and Kashmir were the toast of the first National Tribal Carnival, 2016. All of members had come clad in their traditional attire.
The 400-strong contingent led by Kohli appraised the Prime Minister about the issues pertaining to the tribal population. Kohli lauded Modi for appreciating problems and struggles of tribals in his speech at the function. He further apprised the Prime Minister that his ‘development of all sections vision’ should also include the welfare of the tribals across Jammu and Kashmir.
Kohli while highlighting the problems faced by the Jammu and Kashmir tribals appealed the Prime Minister to announce special package for the tribals under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Youjna (RKVY) so that the economic condition of the population is uplifted.
Earlier Prime Minister told the delegation that he was fortunate to have had the opportunity to undertake social work among tribals in his youth.
Meanwhile, Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Abdul Gani Kohli today expressed concern over the loss of human lives, saying that 20 cattle have been killed and 300 left injured in cross LoC firing so far.
The Minister directed Director, Animal Husbandry, Jammu to depute a team of doctors and paramedics to visit the areas and treat the injured cattle on priority basis.
“Not only we lose precious human lives but our cattle and livestock also become the victim of the border skirmishes,” Kohli said.
“The team should take a thorough visit of the areas and treat the injured cattle on priority basis,” he said. Kohli said that for the tribals and the villagers living alongside border areas, the cattle are the main source of the livelihood.

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