NHRC team in tribal belt to take stock of welfare measures

A four-member team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) arrived at Dangs district on Tuesday to find out whether the tribal people were getting proper facilities to health,education,food supply and prison,among others.

Written by Express News Service | Surat | Published: February 12, 2009 2:31:31 am

A four-member team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) arrived at Dangs district on Tuesday to find out whether the tribal people were getting proper facilities to health,education,food supply and prison,among others. The team members met the tribal people to find out their complaints. The team will submit its report to the Central and the state government in the coming days.

A team comprising B C Patel,Tapaswini Mohanti,R K Bhargav and YSR Murty,all from Delhi,arrived at the Ahwa taluka in Dangs district yesterday.

They visited the district food office,schools,hospitals,prisons,department of welfare of SC and ST,Department of Culture and the District Panchayat office.

The team has organised a workshop on the topic of Awareness and Facilitating Assessment and enforcement of Human Rights at district level,on Thursday,at Saputara.

Officials from the district administration,district education,district development,health,police,members of the district panchayat and tribal representatives have been invited to participate in the workshop.

The team members had visited government hospitals,schools,prisons,and fair price shops and noted down the details. They had also spoken to the sarpanchs of different villages and the tribal people,and gathered information about whether they were getting proper facilities of government schemes. An officer said on condition of anonymity that the team members were working on topics of Health and Hygene,Education,Prison,Integrated Child Development Scheme,Food and Supply.

Sources said the NHRC pays its visit to a tribal district in each state and then prepares its report. Till now they have covered eight states in this regard.

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