Bhubaneswar: Integrated Tribal Development Authority, Koraput has utilized Rs 1.92 crore for tribal welfare projects around Kotia villages during last five years, said Minister for SC & ST Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare Department Jagannath Saraka. Answering to an assembly question raised by Khandapada MLA, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Saraka said that the population of Scheduled Caste people in Kotia villages is 4443 as per the 2011 census. Whereas, the number of tribal family is 979.
The government has spent a total amount of Rs 1.92 crore during the last five years for different development projects for development of tribal human resources. Executing agency ITDA has implemented these welfare works Specifically, a hostel for tribal boys has been constructed at Kotia Up Graded Sevashram (UGAS) at a cost of Rs 1 crore. Similarly, an additional classroom at Rs 22 lakh, two additional classrooms at Rs 20 lakh, 12 toilet complex with water supply at Rs.10 lakh and many more projects have been implemented, said Saraka.