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Scheme for Economic Empowerment of DNTs

New Delhi: A Scheme for Economic Empowerment of DNTs(SEED) has been formulated for livelihood support for the Denotified, Nomadic and Semi Nomadic communities. The interventions under this are:
  1. To facilitate youth of these communities to secure jobs through competitive examinations by providing coaching of good quality;
  2. To provide health insurance to DNT communities under PM-JAY.
  3. To promote secure livelihoods though economic activities and by organising them into self help groups.
  4. To provide financial assistance for construction of houses to members of the DNT communities.

The Scheme will benefit 6250 students by providing free coaching, 4,44,500 families by providing health insurance, 2,000 clusters for livelihood initiative and 4,200 families by providing houses in next five years.

A portal has been developed for inviting application through online system for easy access to the beneficiaries under the Scheme. Utmost care has been taken to make this portal user friendly.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Sushri Pratima Bhoumik in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.