Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Development of Nomadic Tribes

Posted On: 17 MAR 2021 2:00PM by PIB Delhi

To promote the socio-economic development of De-notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Communities, the Development and Welfare Board for De-notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Communities (DWBDNCs) has been constituted on 21.02.2019 for a period of three years extendable up to 5 years with following terms of reference:-

  • To formulate and Implement Welfare and Development programme as required, for De-notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Communities.
  • To identify the locations/areas where these communities are densely populated.
  • To assess and identify gaps in accessing existing programmes and entitlements and to collaborate with Ministries/Implementing agencies to ensure that ongoing programmes meet the special requirements of De-notified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Communities.
  • To monitor and evaluate the progress of the schemes of Government of India and the States/UTs with reference to De-notified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Communities.
  • Any other related work as may be assigned by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

 

In addition, the following schemes are being implemented by the Central Government through State Government/UT Administrations for the DNTs:-

  1. Pre and Post Matric Scholarships to DNT Students.
  2. Nanaji Deshmukh Scheme of Construction of Hostels for DNT Boys and Girls.

As per the Cabinet decision, a Committee under the Chairmanship of Vice Chairman NITI Aayog is in place, which has taken up the task of identification of DNT communities which are yet to be formally classified. NITI Aayog has assigned the task of ethnographic survey of 62 tribes to the Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) to conduct the studies of these communities in different parts of the country.

Besides following schemes have also been launched for educational empowerment of DNTs:

 

(i)   Dr. Ambedkar Pre-Matric and Post-Matric Scholarship for DNT Boys and Girls.

(ii) Nanaji Deshmukh Scheme of Construction of  Hostels for DNT Boys and Girls.

 

This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

                                                                                                          

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