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Efforts towards Tribal Development.

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‘Panchsheel’ Philosophy of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Since Indian Independence, particularly with the inception of Five-Year Plans, the concern for tribal development has always been high on the government’s agenda. The first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru created long-term guidelines in this regard. This is evident from his views, on should take place at the cost of tribal development termed as ‘Panchsheel’.

Summary of ‘Panchsheel’

  • People should develop along lines of their own genius and we should avoid imposing anything on them. 
  • Tribal rights to land and forests should be protected. 
  • We should try to train and build up a team of their own people to do the work of administration and development.
  • We should not over-administer these areas with a multiplicity of schemes. We should rather work together and not in rivalry with our own social and cultural institutions. 
  • We should judge the results not by statistics or the amount of money spent on them, but by the quality of human life that is evolved.

A number of special schemes and programmes have keeping with these broad Guidelines and the provisions of the Constitution.

Tribal Development Efforts after Independence After Independence, the Government of India has taken various efforts for Tribal Development. The government made available, funding of Tribal Development Programmes i.e., State Plan. 

Special Central Assistance, Sectorial Programmes of Central Ministries/Department, and Institutional Finance.

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