Ministry of Tribal Affairs



The Central Government and State Governments implement a number of schemes for the welfare & development of STs. However, VOs/NGOs also have an important role to play in enhancing reach of Government Schemes and in filling the critical gaps in service deficient tribal areas. While governmental efforts are supplemented through VOs/NGOs to achieve the ultimate objective of delivery of services to remote and unreached tribal areas, the standard of services provided is equally important. Each partner VO/NGO is, therefore, expected to strive towards delivery of quality services.

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs implements the following schemes for the socio economic and educational development of STs through State Societies/VOs/NGOs which supplement Governmental efforts :-

  • Grants-in-aid to Voluntary Organisations (VOs) working for the welfare of Scheduled Tribes
  • Strengthening Education Among ST Girls in Low Literacy Districts
  • Vocational Training in Tribal Areas

Details of the Schemes may be seen in ‘Schemes’ under the Heading ‘About us’. Year-wise details of Sanction Orders of grants released to NGOs may be seen in ‘Sanction Orders’ under the Heading ‘About us’. Other important information/instructions relating to the scheme are available under the heading ‘NGO’ under ‘Sections’.