75 tribal groups have been categorized categorized by MHA as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG)s. PVTGs reside in 18 States and UT of A&N Islands. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs implements the Scheme of “Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs)” exclusively for them . Under the scheme, Conservation-cum-Development (CCD)/Annual Plans are to be prepared by each State/UT for their PVTGs based on their need assessment, which are then appraised and approved by the Project Appraisal Committee of the Ministry. Activities for development of PVTGs are undertaken in Sectors of Education, Health, Livelihood and Skill Development , Agricultural Development , Housing & Habitat, Conservation of Culture etc.
Details of the Scheme may be seen in ‘Schemes’ under the Heading ‘About us’. Yearwise details of Sanction Orders of grants released to States under the scheme may be seen in ‘Sanction Orders’ under the Heading ‘About us’. Other important information/instructions relating to the scheme are available under the heading ‘PVTG’under ‘Sections’