Print edition : February 07, 2014

Dalits and Adivasis protest for, among other things, full allocation of funds for the SCSP and the TSP, in New Delhi in 2012. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

Two draft Bills on the Tribal Sub-Plan and the Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan raise hopes of granting these decades-old schemes statutory status and ensuring allocation of funds in the Central and State budgets for their implementation.
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