The panel will discuss about the prevailing situation of the tribal communities in India and the roles which the development actors particularly Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) can play towards sustainable tribal development.
Tribal people over the years have become the most disadvantaged, exploited and the neglected lot in our society. Primarily they live in the forests and are considered as the most backward and undeveloped. Their identity is in grave danger, since the forest cover in the country has drastically been reduced causing unnatural damage to the Environment and forests they were living in. In connection with this, many of the Development Actors have tried and made efforts to do something substantially for the tribal development in their own way. Due to which some progress has been made but still a lot needs to be done. Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) can play an important role in ensuring Sustainable Tribal Development. The panel will discuss the following. • Prevailing Tribal situation in India and will focus on different development impacts in tribal life. • Success and failures of tribal development efforts in the country. • The Role of Non Governmental Organization (NGOs) in Tribal Development, their strengths, weakness and future thrust. Finally,it will identify, analyze and accelerate a comprehensive and sustainable tribal development by formulating a perspective programme to address the key issues and development challenges the tribal community faces.