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Special Central Assistance To Tribal Sub-Plan
For accelerating the pace of economic development and also to bridge the gap between the tribal areas and other areas of the Pradesh. Special Central Assistance is being received from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India since 5th Plan period to make available more per capita plan funds to achieve the objective. The funds under Special Central Assistance is being released by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs normally for ITDP and for Dispersed Tribes/MADA Pockets to cover the employment-cum-income generation activities and the infrastructure incidental thereto not only family based but also run by self help groups/communities. Out of total allocation 50% Special Central Assistance is released by the Ministry for ITDPs and 50% for Dispersed/MADA Pockets. According to 2001 Census the population of H.P. is 60.78 lakh out of which 3.57 lakh belongs to Scheduled Tribes. The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs has notified Gaddi & Gujjers communities residing in the merged areas of the State in January, 2003 as Scheduled Tribes. Due to notification of these Gaddies and Gujjers communities as Scheduled Tribes in January, 2003 the population of these communities numbering 96202 has not been enumerated as Scheduled Tribes in 2001 Census. The district –wise position of ST population after notification is given as under:-
List of infrastructural schemes those can be taken up for the socio-economic development of STs residing in Non-Tribal Areas:
Following schemes can be taken up to fill up the infrastructural gap in such villages having tribal concentration as per priority mentioned above:
(i) 1. Link roads.
(ii) 2. Water Supply schemes.
(iii) 3. Rural Electrification (excluding transmission and distribution).
(iv) 4. Minor Irrigation schemes provided that minimum CCA belonging to Scheduled Tribe is 25% of the total CCA.
(v) 5. Health, Education, Animal Husbandry Buildings including infrastructure for Dairy Development and Marketing.
(vi) 6.Basic amenities like Water Supply Scheme for common water tap or water connections, free single point electrification to the houses of scheduled tribes belonging to B.P.L. family and Construction of water harvesting structures/ community water storage tanks under Agriculture Soil Conservation schemes.
(vii) Minimum basic amenities like drainage, village paths, community centres etc. where it is essentially required.