Project for Management of Tribal Health Launched

  • Union Minister for Tribal Affairs; Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Arjun Munda, and Union Minister of AYUSH; Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, launched a joint National level Project for Screening and Health Management of tribal students through Ayurvedic Interventions. 
  • The project aims to raise awareness about the importance of traditional medicine in ensuring good health and develop healthy lifestyle practices in children. 
  • The initiative is set to benefit over 20,000 tribal students across 14 states of India. 
  • The screenings will focus on identifying issues such as Anaemia, Haemoglobinopathies, Malnutrition, and Tuberculosis. 
  • A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Ministry of AYUSH in October 2022 to explore collaboration, convergence, and synergy for tribal development. 
  • The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is implementing the Central Sector Scheme of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) to provide quality education to tribal students in their own environment. 
  • The new central sector scheme for EMRS has improved infrastructure to create a conducive learning environment by standardizing norms for school construction.
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