Amit Shah inaugurates National Tribal Research Institute in New Delhi
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated National Tribal Research Institute in New Delhi on 7 June.
The National Tribal Research Institute will play a crucial role in tribal development.
It is being established at a cost of ten crore rupees.
It will be a premier institution that will provide the necessary resources and expertise to address the educational, legislative and executive concerns of the tribal communities.
It will collaborate with other research organisations and academic institutions and supervise the activities of its various research departments and award scholarships to the best students.
It will provide policy inputs to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and State Welfare Departments along with programs and studies that support the socio-economic aspects of the tribes.
It will also help in setting up and running effective tribal museums.
It will also maintain a database of PMAGY, an online repository of information about the tribes of India.
Some important facts about Tribes
Population of Scheduled Tribes in India - Approximately 10.43 crores
Rural population of STs in India - approximately 9.38 crores
Urban population of STs in India - approximately 1.05 crores
Notified Tribes in India - 705
Indian state that has the largest population of STs - Madhya Pradesh has 14.7% of total STs population, followed by Maharashtra (10.1%)
Indian states/UTs have no listed STs - Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, NCT of Delhi, Puducherry
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