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Government of India
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
24-August-2012 16:51 IST
Centrally Sponsored Schemes for the Socio-Economic Development STs
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs implements various Central Sector / Centrally Sponsored Scheme / Programmes for the socio-economic development of tribal people in the country

 

 

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs implements various Central Sector / Centrally Sponsored Scheme / Programmes for the socio-economic development of tribal people in the country. 

 

Central Sector Schemes

 

1.                  Grant-in-Aid to Voluntary Organizations (under which residential, non-residential schools, computer training centres and knitting, weaving & handloom training centres run by NGOs for Scheduled Tribes students are supported, apart from hospitals, mobile dispensaries etc.).

 

2.                  Vocational Training in Tribal Areas.  The Schemes of Vocational Training in tribal Areas a self-employment or employment oriented scheme aimed at benefiting ST boys and girls equally.

 

3.                  Scheme of Strengthening Education among Schedules Tribes (ST) Girls  in Low Literacy Pockets.

 

4.                  Development of Primitive Tribal Groups

5.                  Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for STs.

6.                  Top Class Education for ST students.

7.                  Scheme of National Overseas Scholarships for STs.

 

Centrally Sponsored Schemes

 

8.                  Schemes of Post Matric Scholarship for ST students.

9.                  Upgradation of Merit of ST Students.

10.              Scheme of construction of hostel for ST Girls and  Boys.

11.              Scheme of Establishment of Ashram Schools in Tribal Sub Plan Areas

 

Special Area Programme

 

12.              Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub Plan for employment-cum-income generation activities.

 

13.              Grant-in-Aid under Article 275(1) of the Constitution for promotion of Welfare of Scheduled Tribes and upgradation of the levels of administration of Scheduled Areas.  A part of grant under Article 275(1) of the Constitution is used for setting up of “Ekalavya Model Residential Schools” for providing quality education of ST students (both girls and boys) from Class VI to XII.

 

This Ministry is also implementing the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 which seeks to recognize and vest forest rights over forest land in forest dwelling STs and other traditional forest dwellers.

 

            This information was given by the Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Shri Mahadeo Singh Khandela in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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