Madhya Pradesh gets over hundred crore grant for tribal development

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New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): The Union Tribal Affairs Ministry has sanctioned a grant in aid of Rs. 116.90,50,000/- for Madhya Pradesh as regular allocation to bring rapid development in tribal areas of the state.

The first instalment of grant-in-aid of Rs. 58,00,00,000/- has been released to the State Government towards Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub Plan for the current fiscal.

Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub Plan is provided by the Tribal Affairs Ministry to the States as an additive to the state plan to bring about a more rapid economic development of tribal in the States.

The tribal sub plan cover the employment-cum-income generation activities and the infrastructure incidental thereto not only family-based, but also run by the Self-Help Groups.

The fund release for Tribal Dub plan are based on the population and area of the scheduled Tribes (STs) in the States concerned.

From the last fiscal the projects and activities are being approved by the Tribal Affairs Ministry prior to release of funds. (ANI)

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