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Norms for allocation of special central assistance

Norms for allocation of special central assistance

 

The share of the programmes under the broad strategy of Tribal Sub-Plan, namely, TSP (ITDP), MADA Pockets and Clusters and Primitive Tribes from the total outlay of Special Central Assistance (SCA) is calculated in proportion to the Scheduled Tribe population covered under each programmes after setting apart about 10% of S.C.A. for dispersed Tribals. The Inter-State allocations of SCA for these programmes are made as under.

ITDP: For allocation of SCA to ITDPs, the States are grouped into three categories. ‘A’ consists of States with substantial areas predominantly inhibited by tribals such as:-

(i) Andhra Pradesh, (ii) Bihar, (iii) Gujarat, (iv) Himachal Pradesh, (v) Madhya Pradesh (vi) Maharashtra,(vii) Manipur, (viii) Orissa, (ix) Rajasthan and (x) Sikkim.

Category ‘B’ consists of States having dispersed tribal population with some areas of tribal concentration such as (I) Assam, (ii) West Bengal (iii) Tripura and (iv) Jammu and Kashmir.

Category ‘C’ consists of the States/Uts where the tribal population is by and large dispersed with very small areas of concentration such as (I) Karnataka, (ii) Kerala, (iii) Tamil Nadu, (iv) Uttar Pradesh, (v) Andaman & Nicobar Islands, (vi) Daman & Diu. The total outlay of SCA for Tribal Sub-Plan is allocated to the three categories on the basis on the basis of tribal population of the States/Uts included in each group. The funds allocated to category ‘A’ is then distributed to the States on Three criteria, i.e. (I) 50% on the basis of Scheduled Tribe Population in the Tribal Sub-Plan area (ii) 30% on the basis of geographical area of the Tribal Sub-Plan and (iii) 20% in inverse proportion to per capita Net State Domestic Product (NSDP) of the states with weightage to tribal population within the TSP area.

For Category ‘B’ and ‘C’ States, the share of individual States/Uts is worked out on the basis of two criteria, i.e. 70% according to Scheduled Tribe population of the Tribal Sub-Plan and 30% in inverse proportion to per capita NSDP of the States/Uts with weightage to tribal population within the TSP area.

MADA Pockets of Tribal concentration, clusters and Dispersed Tribals. While allocating SCA for MADA Programmes, Clusters and Dispersed Tribals 70% of the total allocation is distributed according to ST population in the MADA area, Cluster and D. T. G. and 30% in inverse proportion to Per Capita NSDP of the State/UTs with weightage to tribal population within the pockets, clusters and P.T.G.

Primitive Tribes: The distribution formula is

(i) 40% of the amount on numerical size of the Primitive Tribal Communities.

(ii) 30% according to population depending on different occupations, namely:

(iii) Food gathering or hunting

(iv) Shifting Cultivation,

(v) Sedentary cultivation and

(vi) Other occupation with weightage accorded in the ratio of 5:3:1:1 respectively.

(vii) 15% according to number of Primitive Tribal Communities in the States/Uts.

(viii) 15% in inverse proportion to per capita Net State Domestic product with weightage to primitive tribal population.


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