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Gujarat CM Distributes Land Allotment Letters to 4599 Forest-dwellers at Dharampur in Valsad

Gujarat Chief Minister Smt Anandiben Patel, during a function at Dharampur in Valsad district, distributed land allotment orders to 4599 forest-dwellers under Forest Rights Act, 2006 today.

On this occasion, CM Smt Patel expressed happiness over giving legal possession rights of land to tribal forest-dwellers and also shared that the tribal settlements in forest areas will be given status of revenue villages so that people of this region can avail benefits of various government schemes and avail bank loans so they can improve their crops and prosper. She also said that this decision will help tribal farmers to get ownership rights for their land and will make revenue procedures trouble-free. The villagers living in forest areas will get the legal papers of their land with a map of their particular land, she added.

Addressing the large gathering, CM Smt Patel stated that tribals were struggling for their rights for many decades, but for the first time after independence, the BJP government has given them their due rights and empowered them.

Alongside, CM Smt Patel dedicated Kaprada Arts College built at the cost of Rs. 9.16 crore and bridge on Wagh River constructed at the cost of Rs. 9.05 crore. Rs. 21 crore Valsad District Collectorate and Rs. 10 crore Vapi Taluka Office have also been inaugurated. Moreover, two blocks of Government Engineering College built at the cost of Rs. 32 crore and Aavas Yojana developed at the cost of 5 crore for the poor at Dharampur have also been dedicated by the CM. She shared that the state government has decided to set-up ITI for vocational training at Dharampur at the cost of Rs. 12 crore and colleges and hostel facilities at 16 places in Valsad district to spread the scope of education in the district.

CM Smt Patel also gave outline of the various initiatives and allocations in the budget for the tribal and rural development including state-wide free health screening and treatment campaign, cleanliness drive, MAA Annapurna Yojana, Mukhyamantri Yuva Swavalamban Yojana, Doodh Sanjeevani Yojana, Mukhyamantri Gram Sadak Yojana, etc. She informed that from 7th April, the World Health Day, typhoid test will also be done at state PHCs and CHCs that provide tests and diagnosis for most diseases and the patients will not be required to go to private laboratories and spend money.

CM Smt Patel stated that our commitment for the betterment of the tribal and poor people across the state reflects the humanitarian approach of the state government. She said that our government is providing information on the various government schemes and services that we have actually implemented and warned people not to believe the lies spread by the Congress. She also appealed everybody to take the maximum benefit of the welfare schemes of the government.

On this occasion, Forest & Environment Minister Shri Mangubhai Patel, Valsad MP Dr. K. C. Patel, Valsad District BJP President and MLA Shri Kanubhai Desai, other MLAs, President of Jilla Panchayat, Dharampur Municipal President Smt. Sumitraben Chaudhari, Director of GSCSC Shri Lalitbhai Gugalia, WASMO Director Shri Mahendrabhai Chaudhary, District Collector, DDO, other dignitaries, community leaders, beneficiaries and people of surrounding areas remained present.

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