Highlights

  • Given the merger of Plan and Non-Plan heads of expenditure, the framework for assessing allocations under Tribal Sub-Plan remains unclear.
  • Outcome-based monitoring of the Tribal Sub-Plan to be undertaken by NITI Aayog.
  • Increase in allocations for Ministry of Tribal Affairs from Rs. 4,827 crore in 2016-17 (BE) to Rs. 5,329 crore in 2017-18 (BE).
  • The lending target of Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, which gives priority to Tribals, among other socially disadvantaged groups, has been doubled to Rs. 2.44 lakh crore in 2017-18 (BE). This was Rs. 1.22 lakh crore in 2016-17 (BE).