Scheme for Tribal Forest Dwellers Empowerment concessional loan,subsidy


Ministry Of Tribal Affairs


Government of India has enacted the Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006. Under this Act, Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers have been given the right to hold the forest land for habitation and/ or for self-cultivation or for any other traditional activity for generating the livelihood.

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Central Government of India


The objective of the Tribal Forest Dwellers Empowerment Scheme is to generate awareness, provide training to beneficiaries, give NSTFDC’s concessional financial assistance, assist in the market linkage, etc. to the Scheduled Tribes Forest Dwellers for facilitating productive utilisation of land.


Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers

A Scheduled Tribe person who has received land right under the Forest Rights Act, 2006 is eligible for availing financial assistance under this scheme.



The unit cost of the scheme can be up to Rs. 1 lakh. Up to 90% assistance from NSTFDC as concessional loan and the balance by way of promoters contribution/margin money/subsidy

Rate of Interest: 6% p.a. chargeable from a beneficiary.

The loan is to be repaid in quarterly instalments within a maximum period of 5 years, including a moratorium period of six months.

How To Apply

A Udyami Helpline: Dial 1800-180-6763 [Toll Free Number] for queries relating to this Schemes.

Contact to ST communities Or

Contact to the district offices of State Channelising Agency of NSTFDC




Tribal Affairs

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