The Tribal Affairs department has been on the path of introducing different government schemes for the tribal population in Jammu and Kashmir and now it is trying to work for the betterment of this population with the implementation of forest rights act.
With the focus on health care and education, the tribal Affairs department is working on the demand of public infrastructure viz hospitals, schools, anganwadi centers, water supply resources and other projects required to be developed in such areas.
A budget of Rs 15 Cr has been proposed by the department to support the traditional forest dwelling scheduled tribes in various districts. The recently constituted Youth Clubs are being associated for awareness and information delivery in Panchayats apart from online and offline training modules. Tribal Research Institute is also developing modules of information in both Audio-Visual and print form in different languages for public information.
Under the Forest Rights Act both individual rights and community rights are under consideration of the committees constituted by the government.
The Tribal Affairs Department recently has tied up with The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED), Government of India for signing an MoU aimed at establishment of collection points and mandis for Minor Forest Produce in coordination in the Forest Department.