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Sirmour delegation meets Union Tribal Minister for Tribal Status

NEW DELHI || Union Tribal Development Ministry today assured Hatti community of Sirmour District that it will take positive and time bound steps to meet their long pending demand of providing tribal status to the community to integrate them with mainstream society and pave way for their speedy economical and social development through various upliftment programmes of central govt ministries and state govts .

sirThe assurance was given by union tribal development minister Jual Oram in New Delhi to a delegations of elected representatives of Sirmour District comprising community leaders of Hatti community , MLAs of concerned areas , Panchayat Raj Institutions representatives which met him today under the leadership of Virender Kashyap Shimla Member Parliament and demanded declaration of entire Trans – Giri area of Sirmour District as Tribal Area on the pattern of Jaunsar –Bawar area of adjoining Uttrakand state due to similarity in topography, geography , social , cultural and other similaries in customs , traditions and life style of local populations with their neighbour in Uttarakand state.

The entire Trans Giri area still practices ancient traditions and culture that are different from rest of country. Shimla Member Parliament Virender Kashyap led delegation told union tribal development minister that state govt has recommended the declaration of around 2.5 lakh population of entire Hatti Community in entire Trans Giri as Tribal Area and told that Hatti Community of sirmour district living in 127 panchayats in Rajgarh, Shillai , Sangrah, Kamrau and Paonta Sahib area fulfils all eligibility conditions laid down by Lokur Committee for declaring the area as Scheduled Tribe area as Hatti community lead a separate and excluded existence and are not fully assimilated into modern mainstream society due to tough geographical and topographical conditions and limited avenues of employments due to lack of modern educational facilities in the area .