New Delhi: Lower than Three p.c inhabitants in 177 tribal-dominated districts within the county has been detected as optimistic for coronavirus, the federal government advised the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda additionally advised the Higher Home that to this point, there was “no report of major outbreak of the disease in tribal areas”.
Citing a current examine carried out by IIT Delhi, the minister stated, Lower than Three p.c of the inhabitants in 177 districts with 25 p.c tribal inhabitants or extra has been detected as corona optimistic .
The minister additionally stated the COVID response workforce of his ministry has formulated a pandemic response plan to guard the livelihoods and well being of Scheduled Tribes.
The identical has been authorised by the Secretary, Tribal Affairs, and circulated amongst varied stakeholders for mandatory motion. States and Union Territories have been requested to make the most of funds from state tribal sub plans and submit a complete proposal on these strains beneath varied schemes of the ministry, he stated.
Measures within the response plan embrace provision of group kitchens in tribal areas, making certain provide of ration, primary monetary assist by way of direct profit switch, bettering village-level water availability, and assist in direction of creation of isolation and quarantine services in areas with ST inhabitants.
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has additionally finished mapping of sectoral gaps right down to the extent of gram panchayats and villages in collaboration with the Ministry of Rural Growth, Munda stated.
The information has been shared with all states, who’ve been requested to work out methods for mitigating sectoral gaps on the village-level together with within the area of healthcare.
This ministry has additionally ready a Tribal Well being Motion Plan which was shared with NITI Aayog, Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare, AYUSH and the states in November 2019, he stated.