Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes Research and Training Institute (SCSTRTI), Bhubaneswar, 751003
The Tribal Research Bureau Advisory Board met in the Tribal Research Bureau building on the 19th December 1966. Shri T. Sanganna, Minister for, Tribal & Rural Welfare, presided over the meeting in absence of the Chief Minister. Shri Ram Prasad Mishra, Minister for Agriculture & Community Development, Shri Raghunath Prasad Padhi, Development Commissioner, Shri Somanath Mishra, Secretary to Government, Tribal & Rural Welfare and Shrimati Usha Dekka Mohapatra attended the meeting. The Board reviewed the activities of the Bureau since its last meeting in March 1966 and expressed its appreciation on the out turn. The Board assigned further studies to Bhubaneswar and Phulbani centres for next six months.
For the Research staff of the Bureau the meeting was a happy augury. They got an opportunity to discuss various problems with the members of the Board, who are the top brass of the State Government. Our staff have to work and tour amidst various handicaps in interior tribal areas of State. They have no statutory 1duties which deprive them of certain amenities and privileges attached to duty posts. In spite of all those shortcomings our young research workers both ladies and gentlemen have paid devoted attention to the various studies assigned to them and completed those in scheduled time. The studies undertaken by Tribal Research Bureau are of applied nature and are promoted by administrative exigencies, hence those are bound to be short-term problem-oriented ones. It was decided to publish brief accounts of those studies in the Adibasi, while the longer reports will be published as handbooks. It is hoped that the findings of those studies will interest administrators and academicians alike to appreciate tribal and cultural problems of the State. We owe our gratitude to the Chairman and members of Tribal Research, Bureau Advisory Board for their sympathetic understanding of our problems and anticipate that they will continue to guide us in our activities. It is equally gratifying that last three issues of the Adibasi during the current year. have drawn approbation from various quarters in this country and abroad. We strive hard to publish all our issues with articles on topical interests. We welcome contributions from all our readers and admirers to keep up our pace.