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Government of India
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
31-August-2012 16:04 IST
Vocational Training Centres in Tribal Areas

 

Under the Central Sector Scheme “Vocational Training in Tribal Areas, grant-in-aid is provided to State Governments/UT Administrations and NGOs for running the Vocational Training Centres. The State-wise number of Vocational Training Centres for which grant-in-aid released during the last three years under this scheme is at Annex. The scheme is need-based and demand-driven and no State-wise allocation is made under this scheme. The training programme is for one year only. During the year 2012-13, Ministry has made a budget allocation of Rs. 9.00 crore for releasing to Sate Governments/NGOs for imparting training to STs.

The National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC) provides financial assistance for economic development of Scheduled Tribes through Central/State/UT Channelizing Agencies (SCAs) nominated by respective Central/State/UT Governments in addition to certain PSU Banks and Regional Rural Banks.  The NSTFDC does not extend financial assistance to students through Vocational Training Centres (VTCs). However, the eligible students of VTC can avail training grant/Micro Credit or other loans of NSTFDC for self employment through their respective SCAs.

State-wise number of trainees in each vocational training centre for which grant-in-aid provided during the last three years is given below.

 

 

No. of VTCs  and number of trainees for which grant-in-aid released to State Govts.

No. of VTCs and number of trainees for which grant-in-aid released to NGOs.

 

 

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

 

 

Centres

Trainees

Centres

Trainees

Centres

Trainees

Centres

Trainees

Centres

Trainees

Centres

Trainees

1

Andhra Pradesh

-

-

-

-

8

800

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

Assam

-

-

10

500

-

-

2

180

1

100

2

200

3

Chhattishgarh

-

-

-

-

11

477

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

Gujarat

-

-

13

1300

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

Karnataka

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

100

1

80

-

-

6

Madhya Pradesh

-

-

10

1000

10

1000

-

-

1

100

-

-

7

Meghalaya

-

-

-

-

9

700

1

100

-

-

-

-

8

Mizoram

-

-

5

500

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

9

Nagaland

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

200

1

60

1

60

10

Tamil Nadu

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

100

0

0

 

Total

-

-

38

3300

38

2977

6

580

5

440

3

260

 

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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