Assessment of Implementation of Tribal Sub-Plan in AP


  • Palla Trinadha Rao SBI Colony, Syamalanagar, Rajahmundry – 533 103, Andhra Pradesh
  • M. Gopinath Reddy Centre for Economics and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad


This paper examines the evolution of tribal development policy and the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) Strategy in the State of Andhra Pradesh (erstwhile United Andhra Pradesh), and attempts to focus on the aspects related to the financial allocations as per Planning Commission guidelines, utilisation trends, strengthening of livelihoods and efficacy of institutions in the implementation of the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) during the year 2009-2010. This paper also makes an attempt to find out the benefits accrued by the individual beneficiary schemes as well as area benefit schemes under TSP, and its impact on the livelihoods of tribals in two selected districts, i.e., East Godavari district of Coastal Andhra and Adilabad district of Telangana Region. The conclusions in the paper stand as benchmark to the prelegislation period of AP SC/ST Sub-Plan (Planning, Allocation and Utilisation of Financial Resources) Act 2012 that AP Government has brought in recently.


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Trinadha Rao, P., & Gopinath Reddy, M. (2015). Assessment of Implementation of Tribal Sub-Plan in AP. Journal of Rural Development, 34(3), 265–283. Retrieved from