CAG finds fault in implementation of schemes for marginal tribal groups

BHUBANESWAR: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in its latest report highlighted deficiencies in implementation of various schemes for development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) of the state. There are 62 tribal communities in the state of which 13 communities belong to PVTGs. These groups are- Bonda, Chuktia Bhunjia, Didayi, Dongaria Kandha, Hill Kharia, Mankirdia, Birhor, Juang, Kutia Kandha, Lanjia Saora, Lodha, Paudi Bhuyan and Saora. The state had 89, 208 PVTGs spread over 12 districts during the 2015 survey.

The CAG report on general and social sector for 2015-16 tabled in the state assembly on Saturday said the state government had no scheme exclusively for PVTGs as of March 2016. However, the Centre has launched three schemes including a scheme, conservation-cum-development (CCD) plan, for them. These schemes are implemented through 17 micro projects. Read more

Courtesy: The Times of India