‘Formulate poverty eradication program for nomads’
Jammu, Apr 17: The Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation today called upon organizations to formulate a sustainable poverty eradication programme for migratory communities of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Nomads in J&K deserve special attention as they are facing extreme adversities due to toughest lifestyle, lacking economic freedom and food security owing to low-income and deficiency of resources,” participants said during a workshop “Reasons of Backwardness Among Nomadic Gujjars and Bakerwals,” organised by TRCF here.
They said these groups were facing “brunt of absolute poverty as they lack basic human needs, such as clean water, nutrition, healthcare, education, clothing and shelter, because of the inability to afford them.”
They pleaded for an exclusive National plan to eliminate illiteracy among Gujjars mainly Dhodhi and Bakerwals.
Foundation secretary, Dr. Javaid Rahi said a recent study conducted by the Foundation revealed that “more than 76 per cent population of nomadic Gujjars-Bakerwals were facing economic instability, food insecurity, acute shortage of basic facilities, absolute illiteracy and lack of health facilities.”
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