Tribal Area Sub-Plan


The Tribal Area Sub-Plan (TASP) concept was introduced in the country in 1974 to provide for financial allocations in proportion to the ST population. This led to the launching of a large number of schemes covering almost all aspects of tribal life. TASP funds are non-divertible and are put at the disposal of respective Tribal Development Departments of the States. These Departments have been entrusted with planning and budgetary powers for TASP funds. Gujarat State, which has 14.8% Scheduled Tribe population, earmarks the same proportion of its budget for tribal areas. Recent times have seen the launching of several new interventions, and these have helped arrest adverse indicators and develop infrastructure of good quality in remote tribal areas.

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