Tharu villages in Uttar Pradesh will now be part of the mainstream development and also focus on economic development.
The state government is working on a new and special scheme for the Tharu villages in Balrampur, Bahraich, Lakhimpur and Pilibhit wherein they will be connected to the Home Stay scheme of the Forest department.
Once they are part of this scheme, the Tharu villages will not only be economically independent but would also create jobs for the people there.
These villages will be connected to the Home Stay of the UP-Forest Corporation, without disrupting their existing environment and tourists will be able to live in these natural habitats in these huts.
The forest corporation would also train the Tharu people to communicate in a better way to the tourist and to behave in a proper way with the visitors.
The villagers would also be trained to inform the visitors of the security, safety, cleanliness and the rules and laws of the jungles.
By allowing them to avail accommodation facilities in their huts and eat home cooked food by them, the Tharu people will also be able to charge them good amounts.
Every year hundreds of domestic and international tourists will be able to have a peek into the special culture of the Tharu tribes, stay with them, study and observe their lifestyle, food habits, culture and their attires.
According to additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Eva Sharma, the Forest Corporation is expanding the Home Stay scheme and work was underway to link it to Thar families.
Yogi Adityanath has been making continuous efforts for the economic and social development of the Tharu community.
According to the 2011 census the number of scheduled castes in Uttar Pradesh is 11,34,273.
According to an estimate, their number has crossed the figure of 20 lakhs in the last nine years and the largest number belong to Tharu community.