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Tribal Area Sub Plan Notified

The government has approved and finally notified schemes under the Tribal Area Sub Plan for the benefit of the three communities of Gawda, Kunbi and Velip which have been recognized as Scheduled Tribes of Goa.

The following schemes have been notified:

1.Subvention to the apex body, district or taluka level association of Scheduled Tribes for administration and nodal purposes for implementing non-farm sector activities;
2.Entrepreneurship Development Programme and Establishment of Entrepreneurship Development Institute for Scheduled Tribes;
3.Marketing assistance to Scheduled Tribes handicrafts artisans;
4.Subvention to industrial and handicraft multipurpose co-operative societies (non-farm sector);
5.50% subsidy on machines for Scheduled Tribe artisans and entrepreneurs;
6.Organising technical workshops to upgrade the product profile of handicrafts done by Scheduled tribes;
7.Providing industrial plots to Scheduled Tribes entrepreneurs at 20% subsidy;
8.75% loan without any interest.

All tribal associations registered under the Co-operative Societies Act and Tribal Societies dealing with non-farm sector are eligible to apply for the above mentioned schemes.

Further details may be collected from Development – II section of Directorate of Industries, Trade & Commerce at Udyog Bhavan, Panjim or may call on 091-0832-2420787.

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