PM reviews progress of tribal welfare schemes

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called for improving the outcome of various interventions aimed at tribal welfare.

Modi, who chaired a high-level review meeting on tribal welfare initiatives including Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana, stressed on enhanced convergence among various schemes aimed at welfare of tribal communities across the country.

According to a Prime Minister Office (PMO) release, the prime minister said central government departments and state governments should work in a coordinated manner to meet the targeted objectives concerning tribal welfare.

Modi inquired about the progress in mapping of sickle-cell anaemia among the tribal population.

He also wanted to know the impact of the Jan Dhan Yojana and the other recently-launched social security schemes on the tribal communities.

He reiterated about exploring the possibility of a tribal cultural troupe carnival.

Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram and senior officials were present at the high-level review meeting.

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