"Tribal development–welfare schemes"-An overview in the post independent India
Except for Africa, India has the highest concentration of tribal people anywhere on the planet. The tribes are natural offspring, and their way of existence is influenced by the ecology. India's diverse ecosystems result in a diverse tribal population across its length and breadth. The tribal-inhabited areas make up a substantial portion of the country's underdeveloped areas. The tribal population is largely concentrated in small villages or hamlets. In addition to towns and cities, a smaller section of their people has now resided in permanent villages. According to approximate estimations, the significant tribal territories account for around 15% of the country's entire geographical area. Tribal groups the weakest segment of India's population is made up of castes and de-notified tribes. Tribal tribes interacted with non-tribal Hindu caste communities, but remained essentially distinct from the social framework. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is implementing a number of development schemes aimed at achieving holistic development for tribals, with an emphasis on convergence of multiple development programs.