Scheme of Development of Primitive Tribal Groups: Andhra Pradesh

Details of Scheme of Development of Primitive Tribal Groups
Name of the SchemeScheme of Development of Primitive Tribal Groups
Sponsored byCentral Government
Funding PatternIt is a 100% Central Sector Scheme. The funds will be released to States/Non-Governmental Organizations in one instalment in accordance with the annual programme proposed for a particular financial year in the Conservation-cum-Development Plan. Funds in favour of NGOs will be released directly by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, in accordance with Conservation-cum-Development Plan, of the State Government, and transferred to the bank account of the Non-Governmental Organizations
Ministry/DepartmentTribal Welfare Department
DescriptionSince Primitive Tribal Groups constitute the most vulnerable section among tribals and inhabit isolated, remote and difficult areas in small and scattered hamlets/habitats, the scheme aims at planning their socio-economic development in a holistic manner by adopting habitat development approach and intervening in all spheres of their social and economic life, so that the quality of life of Primitive Tribal Groups is improved and a visible impact is made. The scheme will cover only the 75 identified Primitive Tribal Groups. The scheme is extremely flexible because it enables every State to focus on areas that they consider is relevant to their PTGs and their socio-cultural environment. Activities under it may include housing, land distribution, land development, agricultural development,cattle development,construction of link roads, installation of non-conventional sources of energy for lighting purpose, social security including Janshree Beema Yojana or any other innovative activity meant for the socio-economic development approach for the comprehensive socio-economic development of Primitive Tribal Groups, more particularly for the Primitive Tribal Groups who are nomadic in nature. Whether efforts should be made to bring nomadic Primitive Tribal Groups to the settled mode of life, will be carefully addressed. The funds under this scheme would be made available only for those items/activities which are very crucial for the survival, protection and development of Primitive Tribal Groups and are not specifically catered to by any other scheme of State or Central Government or by guidelines governing the utilization of funds under Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub-Plan and Article 275(1) of the Constitution. The general principle of convergence of funds and functionaries will apply.
Benefit TypeOthers,
Other Benefits The scheme aims at planning their socio-economic development in a holistic manner by adopting habita
Eligibility criteriaAll Primitive Tribal Groups in the state
How to AvailVarious agencies of the State Government/Union Territories Administration like Integrated Tribal Development Projects/Integrated Tribal Development Agencies,Tribal Research Institutes, and also Non Governmental Organizations.
Validity of the Scheme
Introduced On 01 / 04 / 2008
Valid Upto 31 / 05 / 2016
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Source: National Portal Content Management Team  (Andhra Pradesh, 10-05-2010)