Image of Tribal women from disha's Guduta, performing an indigenous folk dance, used for representational purposes only.
Image of Tribal women from disha's Guduta, performing an indigenous folk dance, used for representational purposes only. (Photo | AP)

Tribals neglected for long, will work for them: Odisha Minister Nityananda Gond

The new government will ensure justice for people by providing all support to uplift their socio-economic condition, he said.

JEYPORE : Minister of School and Mass Education, ST & SC Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare Nityananda Gond said undivided Koraput district remains a victim of misgovernance and officials concerned should take necessary steps to fulfil the aspirations of tribals and give them their rights.

Holding discussions with Koraput collector Keerthi Vasan V and SP Abhinav Sonkar during his maiden visit to the district after taking charge, Gond said healthcare, education, communication and irrigation facilities in undivided Koraput district have been neglected for long under the previous government and people are deprived of basic amenities.

The new government will ensure justice for people by providing all support to uplift their socio-economic condition, he said.

Gond said the BJP government in the state will no longer allow officials to act on their own by underestimating people’s right to lead a decent life. Later, speaking to mediapersons, Gond thanked the party for nominating him as a cabinet minister.

“I thank my party , leaders as well as people for making me as their cabinet minister from the undivided Koraput district and I vow to serve people as per my party’s agenda,” he said. Earlier, Gond was felicitated by party workers and leaders at Koraput. Among others Koraput MLA Raghuram Machha were present.

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