Tribal in India: Central Assistance for Welfare of Scheduled Tribes (July 2022)

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The State Governments also work in a similar fashion from their resources and most of the time in collaboration with the Central Government for the welfare of the backward communities.

Central Assistance for Welfare of Scheduled Tribes

  • The Government of India, through various schemes and policy measures, is working for the welfare of the backward communities including the STs.
  • The Government presently makes the bulk of its contribution for ST welfare through Scheduled Tribe Component (STC) whereby many Ministries under GOI make fund provisions exclusively for tribal welfare.

Central Sector and Centrally Sponsored Schemes

  • Some of the important Central Sector and Centrally Sponsored Schemes/Provisions for tribal welfare:
    • Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub-Plan or Tribal Sub-Scheme of States
    • Grant-in-aid under Article 275 (1)
    • Scholarship and Fellowship schemes

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