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Government of India
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
02-December-2019 18:02 IST
Primitive Tribals in Hilly/Forest Areas

There are certain tribal communities who have declining or stagnant population, low level of literacy, pre-agricultural level of technology and are economically backward. These groups are among the most vulnerable section of our society as they are few in numbers, have not attained any significant level of social and economic development and generally inhabit remote localities having poor infrastructure and administrative support.  75 such groups have been identified and categorized as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs).

Ministry of Tribal Affairs is implementing the scheme of “Development of PVTGs” which covers these 75 PVTGs for the activities like education, housing, land distribution, land development, agricultural development, animal husbandry, construction of link roads, installation of non-conventional sources of energy for lighting purpose, social security or any other innovative activity meant for the comprehensive socio-economic development of PVTGs. Under the scheme, State Governments submits Conservation-cum-Development (CCD) Plans on the basis of their requirement. 100% grants-in-aid are made available to States as per the provisions of the scheme. The monitoring mechanism put in place is as detailed below:-

 (i)   Utilization Certificates are insisted upon as a pre-requisite for further release of funds as per the norms of GFR;

(ii)    Progress reports regarding the status of implementation of schemes is obtained;

(iii)  Officers while visiting States/UTs also ascertain the progress of implementation of various schemes/ programmes of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs;

(iv)  Meetings/ Conferences are convened at the Central level with State officials for ensuring timely submission of proposals, speeding up of implementation of the schemes/ programmes, and reviewing the physical and financial progress;

(v)  The physical progress of works sanctioned under the schemes including“Development of PVTGs” is monitored through online system of Ministry of Tribal Affairs - http://stcmis.gov.in/smis wherein real time data has to be uploaded by the State Government.

The details of the funds released and Utilization Certificate (UC) submitted by the Government of Chhattisgarh during the last three years and current year under the scheme of “Development of PVTGs” are as under:

(Rs. in lakh)

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

Funds

Released

UC Received

Funds

Released

UC

Received

Funds

Released

UC

Received

Funds Released (as on 28.11.2019)

1230.00

1230.00

1089.50

1089.50

1051.50

1051.50

671.96

 

 

STATE-WISE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TRIBAL GROUPS (PVTGS)

 

Name of the State

Name of PVTGs

Andhra Pradesh (including Telangana)

  1. Bodo Gadaba
  1. Bondo Poroja
  1. Chenchu
  1. Dongria Khond
  1. Gutob Gadaba
  1. Khond Poroja
  1. Kolam
  1. Kondareddis
  1. Konda Savaras
  1. Kutia Khond
  1. Parengi Poroja
  1. Thoti

Bihar (including Jharkhand)

13. Asurs

14. Birhor

15. Birjia

16. Hill Kharia

17. Korwas

18. Mal Paharia

19. Parhaiyas

20. Sauria Paharia

21. Savar

Gujarat

  1. Kathodi
  1. Kotwalia
  1. Padhar
  1. Siddi
  1. Kolgha

Karnataka

  1. JenuKuruba
  1. Koraga

Kerala

  1. Cholanaikayan

(a section of Kattunaickans)

  1. Kadar
  1. Kattunayakan
  1. Kurumbas
  1. Koraga

Madhya Pradesh (including Chhattisgarh)

  1. Abujh Marias
  1. Baigas
  1. Bharias
  1. Hill Korbas
  1. Kamars
  1. Saharias
  1. Birhor

Maharashtra

  1. Katkaria (Kathodia)
  1. Kolam
  1. Maria Gond

Manipur

44. Marram Nagas

Orissa

45. Birhor

46. Bondo

47. Didayi

48. Dongria-Khond

49. Juangs

50. Kharias

51. Kutia Kondh

52. Lanjia Sauras

53. Lodhas

54. Mankidias

55. Paudi Bhuyans

56. Soura

57. Chuktia Bhunjia

Rajasthan

58. Seharias

Tamil Nadu

  1. Kattu Nayakans
  1. Kotas
  1. Kurumbas
  1. Irulas
  1. Paniyans
  1. Todas

Tripura

65. Reangs

Uttar Pradesh (including Uttarakhand)

  1. Buxas
  1. Rajis

West Bengal

68. Birhor

69. Lodhas

70. Totos

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

  1. Great Andamanese
  1. Jarawas
  1. Onges
  1. Sentinelese
  1. Shom Pens

 

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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NB/SK/jk/Tribal Affairs-LS-1/02-12-2019