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Definition & State-wise List

The Government continues its efforts for the welfare and development of Scheduled Tribes, who constitute eight per cent of the total population of the country. Of these, 1.8 million belong to the Primitive Tribal Groups (PTGs).

The objective of the Tenth Plan and Annual Plan 2006-07 is for empowering scheduled tribes through a three-pronged strategy of Social Empowerment, Economic Empowerment and Social Justice. During the Tenth Five-Year Plan, an amount of Rs.5,754 crore was approved as plan outlay and for Annual Plan 2006-07, Rs.1,760.19 crore has been proposed.

The Tribal Sub-Plan strategy adopted during the Fifth Plan is being implemented by the Centre as well as the State Governments through various schemes. In addition to Special Central Assistance to the Tribal Sub-Plan, Grants are also being provided to the State Governments to implement specific schemes for the welfare and development of Scheduled Tribes.

The National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation has been set up to give focused attention to the economic development of tribals. Rs.30 crore has been allocated for Annual Plan 2006-07.

Tribal Development Projects, Plans & Policies

Tribal Development Cooperative Corporation

Source: National Portal Content Management Team, Reviewed on: 29-04-2011