Tribal welfare programmes were supported under Tribal Sub-Plan to the eligible State Agricultural Universities for implementation of the programmes covering tribal districts in various states. The funding under Tribal Sub Plan is done mainly for, Animal husbandry, Backyard poultry, Dairy development, Fisheries, Integrated farming system, Irrigation, Livelihood, Milk production, Post harvest value addition, Reducing food/ fodder and income insecurity in highland tribal agro pastoralists, Seed production, Vocational training etc. The capacity building programmes on value addition and post harvest management of agri-horticultural crops were initiated, improved agricultural and animal husbandry practices, apiculture, goat breeding etc were supported. The name of the Programme has now been changed to Scheduled Tribe Component (STC).
During the XII plan several activities were under taken. More than 3302 trainings were conducted; inputs were distributed to over 132474 beneficiaries all over the country. Trainings imparted and Demonstration and visits of tribal communities were conducted for ; Improved package of practices in Agri-horticultural and vegetables crops, agro forestry, livestock’s and fisheries management, scientific backyard desi chicken rearing, Gadgets for udder health management, energy conservation, Farm machinery, Hybrid seeds, high value cash crop, improved feed and breed production, Lac cultivation, Land preparation, Soil testing, Soil treatment, Mushroom cultivation and recipes of Mushroom, Nursery management, Post harvest management, Nutrient management, Off season vegetable production, Protected cultivation, Rain water harvesting, Forest products and forest related livelihoods, Fuel saving in tractor and power tiller, Animal health, hygiene and nutrition, Insect management, Value addition and food processing and Vermi-composting. Distribution of improved planting material and package of practice in different crops. Capacity building for women and adolescent, Significance of balanced diet and nutritive value of food, dying technique, Pot painting, glass painting, candle decoration, Preparation of milk products, soft toy, soya processing etc.
Distribution of inputs to tribal beneficiaries
- Seeds of Cereals, Oilseeds, Pulses and Horticultural crops
- Seedlings of vegetables, flowering plants and fruit tees
- Distribution of animals, pigs, fish, duck, goats etc.
- Distribution of suitable fertilizers and pesticides
- Distribution of various equipments eg., Strong bins, Spray machines, weeders, Soil Testing kits, Farm implements etc.
- Creation of tool banks for preparatory tillage, intercultural and post-harvest operations