Tribal Affairs | Status on eviction of Tribals from villages

National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST)
National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST)

PIB News Update:

 Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta  has informed that National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has taken note of eviction of tribals from villages in some States. In NCST, six complaints have been received on the subject. One complaint was received from Odisha in the year 2015-16, four complaints (One each from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra) were received in the year 2017-18 and one complaint was received from Maharashtra in year 2018-19.

The details of the Spot Visits and the sittings of the Commission are as under:

S.No. States Spot Visits And Sittings Of The Commission
1. Rourkela, District, Sundargarh, Odisha 5 Spot visits between  year 2016 to 2019, and 10 Sittings:
2. Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, Spot visit on 02.04.2018
3. Kishanganj, Bihar Spot visits from 07.07.2017 to 09.07.2017 and 14.11.2017 to 16.11.2017 and Sitting on 24.05.2018.
4. East & West Godawari District, Andhra Pradesh 5 Spot visits between 2014 – 2018.
5. Palghar and Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra Sitting on 25.11.2019 and Action on representation dt 05.03.2018 from Ahmednagar District.

In the state of Odisha, the Commission has submitted a Special Report to Hon’ble President of India. In Chhattisgarh, the Commission recommended to the State Government for deferring the public hearing for acquisition of land and to conduct social impact, health assessment and environmental studies. In state of Bihar, Commission recommended to State Government for the payment of appropriate compensation and resettlement of the Scheduled Tribes. In Andhra Pradesh, the Commission has submitted a Special Report to Hon’ble President on 03.07.2018. In the state of Maharashtra the Commission recommended that the State Government should review the matter and take necessary action for providing adequate compensation and proper rehabilitation of STs. Further, The Commission referred the matter of District Ahmednagar, Maharashtra to State Government. A report from State Government has been received by the Commission and the same was sent to the petitioner.

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