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PM Narendra Modi government to revive tribal council


  • NDA government wants to revive National Council for Tribal Welfare(NCTW ) initiated by the Congress-led UPA government in 2010.
  • This council takes care of monitoring and planning of tribal welfare schemes.
  • Tribal affairs ministry prepared a note for reviving the council. As per the guideline submitted it will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and have tribal affairs minister Jual Oram , chief ministers of all Schedule V and Schedule VI states that have sizeable tribal populations as members.
  • Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Maharashtra, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram are the states that have considerable tribal population.
  • Certain percentage of total outlay is kept aside under the tribal sub-plan by Central ministries and state governments, this money has to be spent on tribal welfare schemes, but this fund remains unutilized or being diverted to general scheme

Source :ET

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