Department of Tribal Affairs and Hills

About Us

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. There are mainly four source of fund for implementation of developmental programmes for the SC & ST people.
These are detailed as follows:-
i. Normal State Plan
ii. Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub-Plan released by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
iii. Grants under Article 275(i) of the Constitution of India Released by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi and iv. Centrally Sponsored Scheme on 50:50 funding basis between the State Government and the Central Government and 100% central funding in respect of Post Metric Scholarship to SC&ST students released by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs & Ministry of Social Justice, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

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