Himachal nomadic Gujjars to be settled
Shimla : The Himachal government is committed to settling down nomadic gujjars all over the hill state .
The state’s revenue minister told the state assembly here Thursday that there were over 500 nomadic gujjar families currently living in forests and pastures across the state .
“A policy for permanently rehabilitating gujjars already exists since 2006 ,” the minister said .
To be eligible these nomads cannot go outside the state for more than four months in a year .
Also they cannot own property outside the state . Besides they must hold grazing permits for their cattle .
The issue for settling gujjars was raised by BJP MLA from Nahan Rajiv Bindal about helping settle gujjar families in Sirmaur area .