Special package announced for vulnerable tribal groups

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The ST&SC Development Department informed that government will provide dry rations worth ₹2500 to all COVID-19 affected Particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTGs) households. ₹1, 400 (₹100 per day) will also be provided to all such tribal groups who are affected by COVID-19 for a stay in quarantine centers. Free masks and sanitisers will be distributed to all vulnerable tribal groups. A door-to-Door survey and screening will be carried out for detection of COVID-19 symptoms, the source said.

Similarly, the Community Resource Person (CRPs) working in tribal villages will be awarded an incentive of ₹1, 000 per month for four months including health kits and life insurance coverage has been provided for all the field functionaries under micro project agencies (MPAs). Government perceives that these schemes will boost the conference of those working in tribal areas. Moreover, there are around 13 tribal communities of Odisha residing in 14 districts.

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