GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 3813
TO BE ANSWERED ON 19.04.2005

TRIBAL WELFARE SCHEMES IN KARNATAKA

3813. SHRI KARUNAKARA G. REDDY


Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the Government has received proposals from the State of Karnataka for welfare of tribals particularly related to education;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) the action taken by the Union Government in this regard as on date;

(d) the main reasons for not giving approval to the proposal by the Rajya Shiksha Kendra;

(e) the details of the areas particularly the tribal areas where the Pradhan Mantri Gram Swarojgar Scheme is being launched for imparting technical education; and

(f) the special efforts being made for the education of tribal youth in the state?


ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT(SHRI M.A.A. FATMI)

(a): No specific scheme for Karnataka is under consideration in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

(b) & (c): The Ministry of Tribal Affairs operates various educational schemes for the welfare of tribals. The schemes under which funds were released to Karnataka are as follows:


(i) Upgradation of merit scheme: no proposal from Karnataka is pending.

(ii) Under the scheme of hostels for Boys & Girls, Rs. 1.20 crore has been released.

(iii) Under the Post Matric Scholarship scheme, Rs.

4.00 crore has been released.

(iv) For Ashram Schools, Rs. 77.51 lakh has been released.

(v) Under the Coaching and Allied scheme, Rs. 1.42 lakh has been released.

(vi) Under Article 275 (I), Rs. 957.88 lakh has been released.

(vii) For the Primitive Tribe Group, a grant of Rs. 15.00 lakh has been released.

(d) to (f): The information is being collected and will be placed on the Table of the House.