AGARTALA, Nov 25 - Left-ruled Tripura Government has received praise from the National Commission for Scheduled Castes for the development and progress of the people of the Scheduled Castes living in the State.
�The State is free from caste conflict and violence and the community in the State was receiving good education. The rate of literacy of the Scheduled Caste community is very good. It is 89 per cent. Their progress and all-round development is appreciable,� Chairman of the National Commission for SC PL Punia said here recently.
A delegation of the Commission headed by Punia came here in the first week of this month to interact with the elected representatives and other important personalities of the Scheduled Castes.
�A common form of caste discrimination in India is untouchability, which is widely practised in the country and the Scheduled Caste community are the primary target. But here we have not witnessed any such feature,� he said.
The delegation met Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and also reviewed the schemes for the Scheduled Castes provided by the Central Government and expressed satisfaction over the process of its implementation. � PTI