MP wrote letter to Ministry of Tribal Welfare to give Status of ST for Chota Nagpuri Adivasi Settled in Islands

Port Blair, Jan 10: Various communities including the notified S.T of Chota Nagpur (now merged with Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Orissa State) migrated to this Territory during the period of panel settlement for the developmental activities.
Thereafter, these communities settled themselves after uprooting their settlement in Chota Nagpur. Unfortunately, due to absent of constitutional notification of recognition in this UT Islands, the Chota Nagpuri tribal which includes Uraon, Munda, Kharia, Santhali, Bendia, Gond, Lohra, Baraik, Majhi etc have lost their original status of their home state.
These communities are consistently demanding to protect their rights and to get their status of Schedule Tribe in this territory.
Mr. Bishnu Pada Ray, Member of Parliament in reference to all previous letters/ correspondences, he has taken up the matter with the Ministry of Tribal Welfare, Govt. of India with justification vide letter dated 04.01.2018 and requested to explore possibilities to restore the S.T. status of Chota Nagpur Tribal settled in A & N Islands and also to provide 4% reservation for them in the list of Scheduled Tribes of A & N Islands.

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