Scheme for Economic Empowerment of DNTs (SEED)

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  • February 16, 2022
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Scheme for Economic Empowerment of DNTs (SEED)

Part of: Prelims 

By: The Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment

For: Welfare of De-notified, Nomadic and Semi Nomadic Communities

National Commission for De-Notified, Nomadic and Semi Nomadic Tribes in 2014: under the Chairmanship of Shri Bhiku Ramji Idate


The De-notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes are the most neglected, marginalized and economically and socially deprived communities. Most of them have been living a life of destitution for generations and still continue to do so with an uncertain and gloomy future. 

  • Escaped the attention of our developmental framework and thus are deprived of the support unlike Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
  • Historically, these communities never had access to private land or home ownership. 
  • These tribes used forests and grazing lands for their livelihood and residential use and had “strong ecological connections. 
  • Many of them are dependent upon various types of natural resources and carve out intricate ecological niches for their survival. 
  • The changes in ecology and environment seriously affect their livelihood options.

Four components of the Scheme

  1. To provide coaching of good quality for DNT/NT/SNT candidates to enable them to appear in competitive examinations.
  2. To provide health insurance to DNT/NT/SNT Communities.
  3. To facilitate livelihoods initiative at community level to build and strengthen small clusters of DNT/NT/SNT Communities institutions.
  4. To provide financial assistance for construction of houses to members of the DNT/NT/SNT Communities.

News Source: PIB

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