Govt asked to mitigate suffering of tribals of Dang in Gujarat

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New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) The Government was asked today to allocate funds to alleviate the sufferings of the tribals of Dang district in Gujarat in view of their miserable condition.

During the Special Mention in the Rajya Sabha, Mr Praveen Rashtrapal of the Congress sought to know from the government whether at the time of independence the government had not signed any merger agreement with the tribal leaders and what steps were taken to protect the rights of tribal people. He also wanted the government to spend crores of rupees collected as revenue from the region for the economic empowerment of tribal people.

Mr Vijay Darda of the Congress expressed concern over the mounting subsidies and their continued failure to bridge economic disparities.

Mr Birendra Prasad Baishya of the AGP demanded the Guwahati Airport be made a regional hub connecting to South East Asian nations. Mr Vinay Katiyar of the BJP demanded that the Kalandi Express train run between Delhi and Kanpur via Farrukhabad on a regular basis.

Mr Amir Alam Khan of the Samajwadi Party demanded sanction of an economic package for the sugar industry and measures for the immediate payment of balance amount of sugarcane growers in Uttar Pradesh.

Mr Ali Anwar Ansari of Janata Dal (United) expressed concern over the delay in the publication of book 'People of India' and demanded the government to get the section on Bihar, editing of which has already been completed, be published soon.

Mr Saman Pathak of the CPI(M) demanded the government to take immediate steps to address the problems being faced by Indian workers stranded in Ajaokuta steel city of Nigeria.

Mr Krishan Lal Balmiki of the BJP pointed out the disparity in the share of reservation quota among various castes of SCs and demanded that reservation benefit must be equally divided.

Mr Gireesh Kumar Sanghi of the Congress demanded extension of the anti-dumping duty on raw silk for another five years to protect the rights of silk farmers of Andhra Pradesh and other parts of the country.

Mr Manohar Joshi of the Shiv Sena said that NTC was planning to sell the premises of the Bharat Mata Theatre and demanded that the government take steps to stop it and save the symbol of Marathi culture.

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