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Government of India
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
26-April-2012 16:45 IST
Integrated Tribal Development Project
There are 192 Integrated Tribal Development Project (ITDPs) / Integrated Tribal Development Agencies (ITDAs) spread over 19 States / Union Territories in the country. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs releases grant to the State Governments for the implementation of the schemes/ programmes for Scheduled Tribes meant for their socio-economic development and protection against exploitation. The concerned State Governments implement these schemes/ programme by releasing funds to their administrative units viz. ITDPs / ITDAs etc. and details of funding and implementation of items of work of these schemes / programmes, are maintained by these States. Since the responsibility of monitoring their administrative units, also rests with the State, such details are not maintained in the Ministry.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri Mahadeo Singh Khandela in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.