PVTG is a Government of India classification created with the purpose of enabling improvement in the conditions of certain communities with, particularly low development indices. 75 tribal groups have been categorized by the Ministry of Home Affairs as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG)s.
List of PVTGs in India
|STATE/ UT||PVTGs NAME|
|Andhra Pradesh and Telangana||1. Bodo Gadaba 2. Bondo Poroja 3. Chenchu 4. Dongria Khond 5. Gutob Gadaba 6. Khond Poroja 7. Kolam 8. Kondareddis 9. Konda Savaras 10. Kutia Khond 11. Parengi Poroja l2. Thoti|
|Bihar and Jharkhand||13. Asurs 14. Birhor 15. Birjia 16. Hill Kharia 17. Konvas 18. Mal Paharia 19. Parhaiyas 20. Sauda Paharia 21. Savar|
|Jharkhand||Same as above|
|Gujarat||22. Kathodi 23. Kohvalia 24. Padhar 25. Siddi 26. Kolgha|
|Karnataka||27. Jenu Kuruba 28. Koraga|
|Kerala||29.Cholanaikayan (a section of Kattunaickans) 30. Kadar 31. Kattunayakan 32. Kurumbas 33. Koraga|
|Madhya Pradesh and
|34. Abujh Macias 35. Baigas 36. Bharias 37. Hill Korbas 38. Kamars
39. Saharias 40. Birhor
|Chhattisgarh||Same as above|
|Maharashtra||41. Katkaria (Kathodia) 42. Kolam 43. Maria Gond|
|Manipur||44. Marram Nagas|
|Odisha||45. Birhor 46. Bondo 47. Didayi 48. Dongria-Khond 49. Juangs 50. Kharias 51. Kutia Kondh 52. Lanjia Sauras 53. Lodhas 54. Mankidias 55. Paudi Bhuyans 56. Soura 57. Chuktia Bhunjia|
|Tamil Nadu||59. Kattu Nayakans 60. Kotas 61. Kurumbas 62. Irulas 63. Paniyans
|Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand||66. Buxas 67. Rajis|
|West Bengal||68. Birhor 69. Lodhas 70. Totos|
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands
|71. Great Andamanese 72. Jarawas 73. Onges 74. Sentinelese
75. Shorn Pens
PVTGs development scheme
- Under the scheme, Conservation-cum-Development (CCD)/Annual Plans are to be prepared by each State/UT for their PVTGs based on their need assessment, which are then appraised and approved by the Project Appraisal Committee of the Ministry.
- Activities for development of PVTGs are undertaken in Sectors of Education, Health, Livelihood and Skill Development, Agricultural Development, Housing & Habitat, Conservation of Culture etc.
- It is a 100% Central Sector Scheme.
Aim and Objectives
- The scheme aims at planning their(PVTGs) socio-economic development in a comprehensive manner while retaining the culture and heritage of the community by adopting habitat development approach and intervening in all spheres of their social and economic life, so that a visible impact is made in the improvement of the quality of life of PVTGs.
- The scheme follows the strategic approach of Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana, which is need-based and strives to optimise utilization of resources available under various programs and aims at specific outcomes.
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs implements the Scheme of “Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs)” exclusively for them.