Jammu and Kashmir Saturday launched a survey of its migratory and tribal population to help nomadic communities access schemes and development programmes.
Several districts have appointed nodal officers and constituted teams for the project. A budget of Rs 3 crore has been earmarked for the survey which will cover both nomadic people and under-developed tribal pockets in the Union Territory.
Tribal Affairs Department Administrative Secretary Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said the administration is initiating a series of welfare measures for the migratory population with a focus on education, health, livelihood, convenience of migration and improvement in livestock farming practices, among other aims.
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