Chandigarh, September 23 – Haryana Government has constituted a committee to suggest prospects of permanent settlement of shelter-less nomadic people of the State.

Giving this information here today, a spokesman of the Haryana Government said that the committee would be chaired by Mr. Rajiv Jain, Vice-president of the State chapter of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He added that Mr. Vijay Sharma, OSD/CM; Mr. Vijay Vats, State Coordinator of Swdeshi Jagran Manch, Haryana; Mr. Hanuman; and Mr. Balwan Singh have been nominated to be members of the committee. Similarly, the Director of the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Department has been nominated as the member secretary.

The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, had announced that such a committee would be constituted, at the state-level ‘Mukti Divas’ Samaroh-2015 organised by the Haryana Vimukt, Ghumantu, Ardh-Ghumantu and Tapriwas Jan-Jati Kalyan Sangh in Panipat on August 30, 2015.

He had said that an advisory committee would be set up to conduct a survey to ascertain the number of people belonging to Denotified Tribes (DNTs) living in different parts of the State. On the basis of the findings of the survey, they would be made available housing facility under various schemes of the Housing Department. Nomads would benefit most from the scheme ‘Housing for All’ announced by the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi. A target has been set to provide housing facility to all families in the country by 20