Niti Aayog-led panel to identify denotified, nomadic and semi-nomadic communities

A committee under NITI Aayog will be set-up to complete the task of identifying De-notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic communities not yet formally classified.

While presenting the Interim Budget 2019-20 in Parliament today, Piyush Goyal, the finance minister said that the Government will also set-up a welfare development board under the ministry of social justice and empowerment specifically for the purpose of implementing welfare and development programmes for denotified, nomadic and semi-nomadic communities. The board will ensure that special strategies are designed and implemented to serve these hard to-reach communities.
Goyal said that the government is committed to reach the most deprived citizens of this country. To this end, the condition of the denotified, nomadic and semi-nomadic communities merits special attention.
These communities are hard to reach, less visible, and therefore, frequently left-out. The Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic communities move from place to place in search of a livelihood. The Renke Commission and the Idate Commission have done commendable work to identify and list these communities, he added.