Q. Which of the following are the benefits provided under Scheme for Economic Empowerment of Denotified, Nomadic, Semi-nomadic (SEED) Tribes
1) Educational empowerment
2) Health Insurance
3) Facilitate livelihoods
4) Housing
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 1, 2 and 3 only

[C] 2, 3 and 4 only

[D] All of the above

Answer: D

Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment launched the Scheme for Economic Empowerment of DNTs (SEED) for the welfare of De-notified, Nomadic and Semi Nomadic Communities.

The four components of the Scheme for Economic Empowerment of DNTs are:

  1. Educational empowerment:A component of free Coaching for DNT Students has been envisioned for the educational empowerment of these communities.
  2. Health Insurance:It is most likely that members of DNT/NT/SNT communities have little or no access to medical facilities and other benefits available under the mainstream health policies.
  3. Facilitate livelihoods:The decline of traditional occupations of DNT/NT/SNT communities has exacerbated their poverty. A focus to support livelihood generation for these communities is required.
  4. Housing:At present, a very large number of families belonging to the DNT/NT communities are without permanent shelters. In view of their changing socio-economic scenario, a large number of DNT communities are trying to settle themselves and take to alternative professions.