Department of Tribal Affairs and Hills

Government of Manipur

Welcome to Department of Tribal Affairs and Hills

The state has a total geographical area of 22,327 sq.km., of which 20,089 sq.km. lies in the hill areas of the state comprising of five hill Districts and the remaining 2,238 sq. kms. is in the valley areas comprising of four valley districts.

As per 2001 census, the state is having total population of 21,66,788 persons (excluding three Sub Division viz, i) Purul ii) Paomata and iii) Mao Maram under Senapati District). The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe population are respectively 60,037 persons (2.77%) and 7,41,141 persons (34.20%).

Majority of the Scheduled Tribe population are living in the five hill Districts. On the other hand, majority of the Scheduled Castes population are living in the valley areas.

Objective of the Department

The Department for Development of Tribal Affairs and Hills, Manipur works on a three dimensional approach viz.

i) Protection of ST people from atrocities through the provisions made under the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities), Act. 1989.

ii) Promotion of Socio economic condition of the ST people through implementation of various developmental programmes and

iii) Preservation or rich cultural heritage of the ST people through systematic collection, documentation and preservation through Tribal Research Institution

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