The State Government during the year 2018-19 to 2022-23 has made a budget provision of Rs. 3619 crore for the development of tribal areas of the State and developmental projects worth over Rs. 350 crore have been sanctioned and approved for Kinnaur district alone during the last about four and a half years, which shows the commitment of the State Government towards development of these areas.
This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while inaugurating the State Level Tribal Dance and Craft Mela at Reckong Peo in Kinnaur district. He also inspected stalls of various artisans and evinced keen interest in the products displayed on the occasion.
Chief Minister said that the people of tribal areas were known for their simplicity, hard work and commitment. He also remembered the contributions of late T.S. Negi and late Chet Ram. He said that both these leaders were not only remembered for their contributions towards the development of the tribal areas, but also for their discipline and work culture. He also lauded the people of the tribal area for loving and respecting their culture and traditions.