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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