Ranchi: Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that the traditional system of self-governance of the tribals will be further strengthened in the state.
An assurance in this regard was given by the Chief Minister during his meeting with the Manki Munda Sangh, Kolhan Podahaat Central Committee and said that all necessary action in this regard will be taken.
On the occasion, the delegation also handed over a memorandum to Chief Minister in which they demanded to form Kolhan Autonomous Council and include a MLA hailing from HO community as a cabinet member.
Hemant said that the state government was planning to make an independent academy for tribal languages so that these languages can be developed further.
He said that the government was committed to protect and enrich the art culture and languages of the tribals. He assured that a proposal will be sent to the Union Government to include Ho in the 8th schedule of the constitution and a proposal in this regard will be first tabled in the assembly and once it is passed a proposal will be sent to the centre.
Over the demand of the delegation to make a tribal head of the TAC he said that rules have not been framed in this regard and soon the government will be making efforts over which the people demanded that any government order should only be issued after consulting the TAC.
The Chief Minister assured the delegation that the right of mutation in Kolhan Podahaat area will remain with Manki and Mundas and their all other rights will also be continued. The delegation demanded to stop construction of Icha Kharkhai Dam on which Hemant said that necessary action in this regard will be taken and due to the dam no one will be allowed to suffer and even the environmental protection will be given priority.