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Government of India
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
16-March-2015 14:59 IST
Primitive Tribal Groups

Seventy five communities have been identified as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) {earlier called as Primitive Tribal Groups (PTGs)}.

Apart from the schemes being implemented by various Ministries/ Departments and State Governments concerned, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs is implementing a 100% Central Sector Scheme viz. “Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs)” exclusively for PVTGs. The scheme aims at the socio-economic development of PVTGs in a holistic manner by adopting habitat development approach and intervening in all spheres of their social and economic life, so that the quality of life of PVTGs is improved and a visible impact is made. The funds under this scheme are made available to the States/UTs having PVTG population in accordance with the Conservation cum Development (CCD) plan approved by an Expert Committee in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.