Ministry of Tribal Affairs 2020 - Government Schemes

By Mayank Yadav|Updated : September 7th, 2021

Government Schemes launched by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in the past few years are important for the upcoming UPSC Prelims 2020. The Ministry has the responsibility for the socio-economic development of the Scheduled Tribes (STs) who are the most underprivileged of the Indian Society. In this article, various schemes like Eklavya Model Residential School; Van Dhan Yojna; Pradhan Mantri Ji-Van Yojna, etc are compiled with all the details in a summarised form.

 Government Schemes: Ministry of Tribal Affairs


ObjectivePoints to Remember


  • To provide high-quality middle and high-level education for Scheduled Tribe (ST) students in remote areas, to allow them to take advantage of reservations in high-level and professional education courses and as public and private jobs
  • An EMRS to be set up by 2022 in every block with a population of more than 50 percent as ST and at least 20,000 tribal people.
  • 12 Eklavya Model Day Boarding School (EMDBS) is also to be established.
  • Ekalavya schools provide boarding and lodging facilities to tribal student
  • EMDBS shall be defined wherever the ST population density is higher in the Sub-Districts / Blocks identified (90% or greater).


  • Holistic development and welfare of the tribal population.


  • Central Sector Scheme
  • Beneficiary: All tribal citizens as well as all the areas with the tribal population.
  • The focus of the Scheme: Raising the quality of life; improving the standard of education; Bridging Infrastructural Gaps etc.


  • Skills upgrading and capacity-building of tribals so as to promote enterprise and marketing skills in them. 
  • Around 3000 Van Dhan Kendras are proposed to be built in the Forested tribal districts in two years.
  • TRIFED will help in establishing minor forest produce led multi-purpose Van Dhan Vikas Kendra.

Pradhan Mantri Jl-VAN yojana

  • To provide financial assistance to Integrated Bio-ethanol Projects using lignocellulosic biomass and other such renewable feedstock.
  • Creation of an ecosystem for setting up commercial projects and boost to R&D in 2G Ethanol sector.
  • Ethanol produced under this scheme by the beneficiaries will be mandatorily supplied to Oil Marketing Companies.
  • Implementation Agency: Centre for High Technology (CHT), a technical body under MoP&NG.


  • A joint initiative of Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED.
  • Under this initiative, a tertiary value addition centre will be set up in Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh and Raigad in Maharashtra.
  • A highlight of this is the production of ―Heritage Mahua‖ drink. It will be mainstreamed and marketed all over the country under this project. 

To read about other Ministry Schemes for UPSC Click Here  

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