Chief Minister Kamal Nath made the announcement while addressing a function organised to mark the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples at Chhindwara, which he represents in Assembly. He said in the future, moneylenders will be able to operate only with licences.
On February 13, the SC had ordered the eviction of lakhs of tribals and other traditional forest dwellers whose claims under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, had been rejected following a three-tier process.
The theatre has been set-up through a special central assistance wherein around Rs 30 crore is being given to each Naxal-affected district to provide public infrastructure and various services, Narayanpur Superintendent of Police Jitendra Shukla said.
Two tribals, a 30-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man were allegedly confined for two days and "beaten up" in a farmhouse in Mahabubnagar district by their employer for not attending work, police said.
The Nath Panthi Davari Gosavi community is one of over 40 nomadic tribes in Maharashtra, with an estimated population of 6-7 lakh. Most live a nomadic lifestyle, moving from place to place in search of livelihood. Today they are scared to venture out after five men from the tribe were lynched on July 1 by a mob in Dhule district, triggered by rumours that they were child-kidnappers.
The accused duo have been booked under various sections of the IPC and under the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Chauhan said, adding that no arrest has been made in the case so far. The three victims were medically examined and sent home, the officer said.
"Sixteen persons died while another 32 are recovering. The water poisoning probably occurred due to the dead carcass of a cow in a small pond from which the tribals were drinking water," the state Home Minister said