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Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs)

15th June, 2023 Economy

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  • The Union government is now looking to design a survey that can gauge the Human Development Index (HDI) specifically for about 28 lakh people of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) living in over 22,000 villages across the country.

Who are the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups?

  • The Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) are a group of tribal community people in need of greater support and development. Out of the 705 Scheduled Tribes in India, 75 have been identified as PVTGs and are spread across 17 states and one Union Territory.
  • Government of India follows the following criteria for identification of PVTGs
    • Pre-agricultural level of technology
    • Low level of literacy
    • Economic backwardness
    • A declining or stagnant population.
  • The government of India initiated the identification of these PVTGs in 1975, and an additional 23 groups were added to the category in 1993.
  • Due to their vulnerability, PVTGs require greater support and development compared to other tribal groups. The more developed and assertive tribal groups often receive a larger portion of tribal development funds, leaving PVTGs in need of more targeted support.

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