Assistance to NGOs for welfare of dalit community


The Grant-in-aid released to NGOs for various projects under the scheme of "Grant-in-aid to Voluntary Organizations working for Scheduled Castes" during the last 3 years is as under:-


No. of NGOs

Amount released



Rs. 29.01 Crore



Rs. 30.95 Crore



Rs. 21.50 Crore

Release of grant-in-aid is based on the inspection reports of the NGOs and on the recommendations of the Multi-Disciplinary Grant-in-aid Committees of the respective State Governments. Inspections, wherever necessary, are also conducted by the officials of this Ministry. Evaluation studies are conducted from time to time to assess the impact of the working of the NGOs under the scheme.

Funds are allocated under various schemes of the Ministry and through Apex Corporations for Educational and Economic Development of Scheduled Castes. These are as under:-

Educational Development

I. Pre-Matric Scholarship for the Children of those engaged in unclean ocupations.

II. Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students.

III. Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojana.

IV. Scholarship Scheme of Top Class Education for SCs

V. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship.

VI. National Overseas Scholarships for SCs

Economic Development

i. Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers

ii. Free Coaching for SC and OBC Students.

iii. Special Central Assistance for Scheduled Castes Sub Plan.

iv. Assistance for skill development and self-employment through the National Scheduled Castes Finance & Development Corporation & the National Safai Karamcharis Finance & Development Corporation.

This information was given by Shri D. Napolean, the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha yesterday.



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