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“Reindeer People” to receive monthly allocation

By M.ZOLJARGAL

 

The President of Mongolia, Ts.Elbegdorj, passed an order in 2007 to improve the living conditions, livelihoods and herding of the “Reindeer People”. Also known as the Tsaatan, they are herders who primarily raise reindeer in the north. Accordingly, on its last meeting on May 11, the government approved a new decree which will conduct several more measures to advance the implementation of the 2007 directives.

In accordance with the decree, a plan to intensify the implementation of “Recovering the reindeer herding and improving the reindeer herder’s livelihood” program, and a National Council to manage the program nationwide were newly formed. The council will make an annual report of its performance and results in December to both the President of Mongolia and the public.

Minister for Population Development and Social Security, S.Erdene, will be responsible for allocating the monthly money for the reindeer people. Beginning June 1, reindeer family children under the age of 18 will receive money equivalent to 50 percent of the minimum cost of living in the Khangai region, while adults will receive the full sum each month.

Khuvsgul Province Governor, L.Ganbold, will be in charge of improving the efficiency and speed of state services to reindeer people residing in the remote area.

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