Many tribes like Baga, Pahini Korawa and Kamar etc. have been underdeveloped for so many years. Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh gave his 11 Sutra for their development and on the basis of that they got the benefit of every government scheme possible. Today the children of these tribes are getting really good education. They are not only receiving employment but are now also daring to dream of a brighter future.
In this 11-Sutra program, houses for homeless families, availability of water for villages with no water at all, power in poor villages, health check-up and food security were kept in priority. Under this scheme, it was ensured to provide nutritious food to save children from zero to 6 years of age and pregnant and lactating mothers from dying of malnutrition. Distribution of skill upgradation, social security, distribution of forest rights letters, caste and habitat certificate, radios for information awareness and things like umbrella and blankets were also distributed under this very scheme.
Since the areas in which most of these tribes live in are Naxalites affected, special attention is being given to them. Here, the Bal Bhavishya Suraksha Yojana has been executed since 2010. Residential schools of Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur, Ambikapur and Jagdalpur are fully operational for providing coaching for IIT, PMT, PET along with the coaching for 11th and 12th standard to the meritorious students who have cleared 10th standard.
The effort was started from the 300-seater residential school Raipur. Today there are 1700 students admitted there. This year after successfully clearing the preliminary engineering examination, 8 students are studying in IIT, 8 are studying MBBS and 40 students are studying in NIT. Similarly, in Kanker, a foundation course is being conducted for students of 9th and 10th standard where basic preparation for the preliminary examinations of engineering and medical is provided. Foundation courses Saddu Raipur for boys and in Gadhiyari for girls has also been initiated for the session 2017-18.
For preparing for the Civil Examination of the same, Union Public Service Commission, Dwarka in New Delhi is operating a Tribal Youth Hostel in the state of Chhattisgarh by Tribal and Scheduled Caste Development Department. The only purpose of this institution is to encourage and guide the youth for national level competitive examinations. This institution is completely residential. Free coaching, food, shuttle and other facilities are provided to the children here. In the year 2017, three students Dr. Gagan Giri Goswami, Lal Das and Piyush Kumar Lahre were selected for the All India Civil Services Examination.
Not only this, the Yuva Career Nirman Yojna is also running for talented poor students. Under this scheme that is operated in Raipur, Bilaspur and Jagdalpur, poor students belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes are being benefited. They are given opportunities to reach out to the administrative positions. In the year 2017-18, 100 students are being given UPSC coaching. Similarly, students are also being prepared for other competitive examinations like railways banking, etc.