Conservation cum Development Plan ensures development interventions as well as measures to preserve, protect and promote culture of PVTGs
27 Tribal Research Institutes set up for studies and documentation on life and culture of tribal communities including tribes of North East.
The details of such projects/studies are available on digital repositories created for the purpose
Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India is implementing a special scheme called Conservation cum Development Plan (CCD), meant for the 75 identified Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) in the Country. Under this Centrally sponsored scheme, the grants are given toStates and Union Territories inhabited by such tribal Groups to ensure that along with development interventions, the culture of such communities is also preserved, protected and promoted. The Tribal Affairs Ministry allocates annual budgetary provision to the States/UTs where the PVTGs inhabit.
27 Tribal Research Institutes (TRI) have been set up across the country with an objective to act as a think tank and become repository of information on tribal communities. Under the scheme “Support to TRIs”, ministry provides funds to TRIs for undertaking studies and documentation on life and culture of tribal communities including tribes of North East.
TRIs have conducted documentation (Audio-Video, photos and documentation in written and published form) of indigenous knowledge systems practices, cultures and customs of the tribal communities. The details of such projects/studies are available on digital repository (https://repository.tribal.gov.in/) developed by Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The photos and videos of such practices based on studies undertaken by TRIs can be seen at Audio video tribal Repository (https://tribal.nic.in/repository/). These repositories can also be accessed through Ministry’s website (https://tribal.nic.in/) and Performance Dashboard (https://dashboard.tribal.gov.in/), which provides link to these web applications.
This information was given by Minister of Tribal Affairs Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.