International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 13, Part H (2015)
Impact of tribal welfare and development programmes on the scheduled tribes: A Study of Ananthapuramu district
D Muni Swamy
Most of the areas inhabited by the tribals are remote and underdeveloped. The tribals live mostly in isolated villages or hamlets. A smaller portion of their population has now settled in permanent villages as well as in towns and cities. There are innumerable constraints responsible for lower pace of tribal development process than desired. The Tribals have been given numerous rights and concessions under various statutes of central as well as State Governments but they remain deprived of the benefits arising out of such statutory provisions due to their ignorance and apathy of enforcing agencies. There exists lack of awareness among tribal population about various developmental programmes launched by Government of India and States, resulting in their exploitation. In spite of the efforts made by the Government, the benefits are not reaching to the really needy poor people. The basic problem is not of the scarcity of resources but that of mismanagement. The multiplicity of the agencies which are carrying out these programmes has compounded the problem. Many times they are not able to co-ordinate their efforts or fail to follow up the programmes over a longer duration. Against this backdrop, the present study reviews the impact of various developmental programmes of the Central and the State Governments on overall development of tribals.
How to cite this article:
D Muni Swamy. Impact of tribal welfare and development programmes on the scheduled tribes: A Study of Ananthapuramu district. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(13): 512-517.