The Government has adopted a multi-pronged strategy for overall development of tribal people across the country which includes support for education, health, sanitation, water supply, skill development, livelihood, etc. Major part of infrastructure development and provision of basic amenities in tribal areas / regions in the country is carried out through various schemes / programmes of concerned Central Ministries and State Governments concerned, while the Ministry of Tribal Affairs provides additive to these initiatives by way of plugging critical gaps. A list of schemes/ programmes being implemented by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for the welfare of the tribal people in the country including in the State of Maharashtra is given below.
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is implementing two schemes namely ‘Grant-In-Aid to Voluntary Organisation Working for the Welfare of Scheduled Tribes’ and ‘Strengthening Education among Scheduled Tribe Girls in Low Literacy Districts’ through Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)/Voluntary Organisations (VOs).The details of the NGOs/VOs and funds released to them under these schemes during last two years and current year are placed given below.
The Government is providing the assistance directly to beneficiaries including Scheduled Tribes (STs) through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) under various schemes such as pension schemes- Atal Pension Yojna, Scholarship schemes, PAHAL-Direct Benefits Transfer for LPG(DBTL), PM Awas Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) etc.
This information was given by Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta in Rajya Sabha today.