Year End Review 2018: Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Question: What is the budget allocation of the Ministry of Tribal affairs in the year 2018-19?
(a) Rs. 5329.32 Crore
(b) Rs. 5957.18 Crore
(c) Rs. 6500.00 Crore
(d) None of the above
Answer :(b)
Related facts:

  • On 20th December, 2018 Ministry of Tribal Affairs released Year end review 2018.
  • Scheduled Tribes component across all Ministries witnesses a substantial increase form Rs. 31,920.00 Cr. In the year 2017-18 to Rs. 37,802.94 Cr in 2018-19.
  • The scheduled Tribes comprise about 8.6% of India’s population (according to the 2011 census).
  • Budget allocation of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has gone up from Rs. 5329.32 Crore in the year 2017-18 to Rs. 5957.18 Cr in 2018-19.
  • There are 37 central Ministries and Departments having STC (Scheduled Tribes Component) Funds catering to specific tribal development in various sectors through 299 different schemes.
  • With the efforts of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, the STC expenditure has gone up from 85% of total allocation at revised estimates stage in 2016-17 to 96% in 2017-18.
  • Vigorous efforts of MoTA, saw TSP funds 98% increase in expenditure of State Tribal Sub-Plan funds by States during the years block of 2010-13 (wherein a total of Rs. 1,65,691.00 crore was expended) to 2014-17 (wherein a total of Rs. 3,27,574.00 crore were expended).
  • Schemes
  • Eklavya Model Residential School is an excellent approach for imparting quality education to ST children.
  • A total of 284 EMRSs have been sanctioned as on date, out of which 219 have been reported functional, with about 65,231 students enrolled therein.
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has decided that by the year 2022, every block with more than 50% ST population and at least 20,000 tribal persons, will have an Eklavya Model Residential School.
  • Government has conceptualized and planned setting up of permanent museums in States where Tribals lived, struggled against the Britisher’s, refused to bow down to alien rule and were far ahead in making sacrifices.
  • Ministry has decided to construct a state-of-the-art Museum for Tribal freedom fighters of national importance in Gujarat with a total outlay of Rs. 108.55 crore and MoTA’s contribution of Rs. 50.00 crore.
  • The second national level museum is to come-up in Jharkhand with an outlay of Rs. 36.66 crore and MoTA’s contribution OR Rs. 25.00 Crore.
  • National fellowship and Scholarship scheme for higher education of ST students – Financial assistance in the scheme for 2018-19 is Rs. 100.00crores


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