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Permanent Patta to Tribals


Permanent Patta to Tribals

Ministry of Tribal Affairs administers the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (FRA in short) which was notified for operation with effect from 31.12.2007. It is an act to recognize and vest the Forest Rights and occupation in forests land in forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dwellers who have been residing in such forests for generations but whose rights could not be recorded. These are usufruct rights and not ownership rights.


The recognition and vesting of forest rights under the said act to the forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes and to other traditional forest dwellers in relation to any State or Union Territory in respect of forest land and their habitat is subject to the condition that such Scheduled Tribes or tribal communities or other traditional forest dwellers had occupied forest land before the 13th day of December, 2005.

As per FRA and the rules made thereunder, the responsibility for implementation of FRA lies with the State Governments/ UTs.

As per information received from the States/ UTs till 31.12.2015, 44,13,727 claims have been filed and 17,11,045 titles have been distributed, number of claims rejected being 2,064,536.

The major reasons for rejection of claims that have come to the notice of this Ministry are non-occupation of forest land as on 13.12.2005, claims being made on land other than forest land/revenue land, multiple claims and lack of evidence of residing on the forest land for the specified period of time (this is particularly in the case of Other Traditional Forest Dwellers).

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

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Visit to Polavaram Project by NCST member

As per information received from the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST), Smt. K. Kamala Kumari, the then Member, NCST visited the Project Areas from 02.01.2014 to 11.01.2014. The Member’s Report was discussed in 64th Meeting of the Commission held on 21.11.2014 and the said Report was sent to the State Government of Andhra Pradesh. In response, a letter dated 03.03.2016 was received from the Tribal Welfare Department, State Government of Andhra Pradesh.

The Commission also directed the then Secretary, NCST for discussion on R&R activities for tribal displaced families in Polavaram Project with State Government Officials at Hyderabad in January, 2016.

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

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Gram Vikas Yojana

Ministry of Tribal Affairs had implemented a programme for development of forest villages since 2005-06 as a one-time measure for integrated development of forest villages with a view to raise the Human Development Index (HDI) of the inhabitants of the forest villages and for providing basic facilities and services in the 2,474 forest villages/habitations spread over twelve States in the country. The programme was implemented as a part of the Special Area Programme ‘Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub-Plan’. The programme included infrastructure works relating to basic services and facilities viz., approach roads, healthcare, primary education, minor irrigation, rain water harvesting, drinking water, sanitation, community halls etc. and activities related to income generation.

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

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Ashram Schools 
            The Ministry of Tribal Affairs’ scheme of “Setting up of Ashram Schools in TSP Areas” is demand driven and implemented through the State Governments/UT Administrations. The State Governments assess their requirement under the scheme and forward their proposals to the Ministry as per the scheme guidelines.

The scheme provides for selection of 20 candidates each year. For performance of the scheme during the last three years and current year, the details are under:-


Sl. No.
Selection Year
Number of applicants
No. of Selected candidates
1
2011-12
45 (including 1 passage grant)
7
2
2012-13
24 (including 1 passage grant)
13
3
2013-14
44 (including 2 passage grant)
9
4
2014-15

Selection under process
5
2015-16

Selection process yet to begin

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

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Education scheme for ST Girls
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs implements a Central Sector scheme of “Strengthening Education among ST Girls in Low Literacy Districts” for Tribal Girls throughout the country.

The scheme viz., “Strengthening Education among ST Girls in Low Literacy Districts” is exclusively for ST girls in 54 districts identified in the country, where the ST population is 25% or more and ST female literacy rate is below 35% or its fractions, as per 2001 Census. The scheme is being implemented through voluntary organizations/Non-Governmental Organizations and autonomous societies/institutions of State Government/Union Territory Administration and aims at enhancing the literacy rate of tribal girls, bridging the gap in literacy levels between the general female population and tribal women, in order to enable them to participate effectively in and benefit from, socio-economic development.

An amount of 5093.60 lakhs was released under this scheme during the current financial year 2015-16.

This information was given by Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Shri Jual Oram in a written reply in Lok Sabha today. 

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