Piyush Goyal presenting the Interim Budget in Parliament on Friday
Piyush Goyal presenting the Interim Budget in Parliament on Friday

Govt committee to identify nomadic communities

ANI | Updated: Feb 01, 2019 19:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 1 (ANI):  Government will set up a panel under NITI Aayog to identify de-notified nomadic and semi-nomadic communities and implement programmes for their welfare, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal announced while presenting the budget on Friday.
 “The government will also set-up a welfare development board under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment specifically for the purpose of implementing welfare and development programmes for de-notified, nomadic and semi-nomadic communities,” the Finance Minister said.
“The board shall ensure that special strategies are designed and implemented to serve these hard-to-reach communities,” Goyal added.
Goyal said the government is committed to reach the hard-to-reach citizens of the country, who merit special attention.
“The nomadic and semi-nomadic communities are hard to reach, less visible, and therefore, frequently left-out as they move from place to place in search of a livelihood.
In his speech, the Finance Minister commended the Renke Commission and the Idate Commission for their work to identify and list such deprived communities. (ANI)

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