State’s Betta Kuruba (Forest Shepherd) Caste Scheduled Tribe: Union Cabinet approves

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has taken an important decision to include the Betta Kuruba tribe in Karnataka as a Scheduled Caste. This issue was announced by Union Parliamentary Minister Prahlad Joshi. Betta Kuruba race is also known as Kadu Kuruba.

In the meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, the Cabinet meeting approved the bill to amend the Constitution to give Scheduled Tribe status to a total of 12 communities belonging to various states including Kadu Kuruba. In this regard, the proposal submitted by the Government of Karnataka has been approved.

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This community was settled in forested and forested areas of Mysore, Chamaraja Nagar, Kodagu and surrounding areas of Karnataka. A few decades ago this community was united. For almost 30 years, the people of this community have been fighting for reservation.

In this context, the Karnataka government had submitted a request to the central government to include this community in the Scheduled Tribe. The center has agreed to that request, and thus the struggle for reservation that the forest shepherds have been fighting for decades now seems to have got justice.

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Scheduled status for a total of 12 communities

A total of 12 castes, including Kadu Kuruba, have been given Scheduled Tribe status in the Union Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday. Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda said this in a press conference held after the Cabinet meeting.

The minister said that Binjhiya community of Chhattisgarh, Narikoravan and Kurivikaran communities of Tamil Nadu, Hatti community of Himachal Pradesh will get this facility.

Speaking at a press conference, Himachal Pradesh MP and Union Minister Anurag Thakur said the Hatti community has been demanding to be included in the Scheduled Tribe for the past 50 years. He said that the dream of that community has now been fulfilled.

When will it be implemented?

Scheduled Tribes Notification Amendment Bill 2022 will be prepared with the intention of adding the above communities to the Scheduled Tribes. It will be tabled in the upcoming Parliament session and sent for the assent of the President after obtaining the consent of both the Houses. After the assent of the President to this proposal, the Bill will take the form of an Act and become law.