Sunday, June 8, 2014

Submit Action Taken Report on improvement of Paharia tribe within 8weeks:NHRC

Submit Action Taken Report on improvement of Paharia tribe within 8weeks:NHRC
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Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir
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Bolangir ; The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)NewDelhi has directed the Secretary ,Ministry of Rural development  Government of India to submit the action taken report on within 8weeks  on steps taken for  improvement of PahariaTribe in Odisha.
It would be pertinent to mention here that on 29th July 2013 The Pioneer highlighted the plight of Paharia tribe and urged then Rural development minister Jairam Ramesh to provide IndiraAaawas House to Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) namely Choktia-Bhunjia of Sunabeda sanctuary and the Dongrias of Niyamgiri,and other vulnerable tribal groups like the Paharia tribe living in the Sunabeda sanctuary quoting the letter of sri Bikash Rath urging the then union Rural Development minister Jairam Ramesh to provide benfits of IAY to  these tribes
Paharia tribe which resides in the Sunabeda sanctuary in the Nuapada district of Odisha, has neither Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) status nor even ST (Schedule Tribe) status, although their counterparts in Chhattisgarh are enjoying the privilege pointsout the letter
The Paharia people make bamboo-ware. These days bamboos are not available in plenty in the sanctuary area because of unsustainable exploitation and hence, the tribals are facing an insecure livelihood
Taking cognizance of the problem,after publication of the news in the Pioneer, a Complaint was filed in  the NHRC  by Sudhir Mishra,Journalist Bolangir,The NHRC  has directed the Secretary Ministry of Rural development to “take appropriate Action “submit action taken report within 8 weeks .
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‘ACCORD VULNERABLE STATUS TO PAHARIA TRIBE’
Monday, 29 July 2013  | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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The Regional Centre for Development and Cooperation (RCDC), a civil society organisation, while welcoming the decision of the Union Ministry of Rural Development to allocate more Indira Awas houses for two of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) namely Choktia-Bhunjia of Sunabeda sanctuary and the Dongrias of Niyamgiri, has expressed concern over the neglect of other vulnerable tribal groups like the Paharia tribe living in the Sunabeda sanctuary.
In a letter to Union Minister for Rural Development Jayram Ramesh, Bikash Rath of RCDC pointed out that the Paharia tribe which resides in the Sunabeda sanctuary in the Nuapada district of Odisha, has neither Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) status nor even ST (Schedule Tribe) status, although their counterparts in Chhattisgarh are enjoying the privilege.
The Paharia people make bamboo-ware. These days bamboos are not available in plenty in the sanctuary area because of unsustainable exploitation and hence, the tribals are facing an insecure livelihood. Unlike the Choktias, they are not well-organised socially and also maintain a low-- )
SudhirMishra
Journalist
The Pioneer
Balangir(Odisha)
94374-30812.

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