“Many of the government schemes introduced for the betterment of tribal communities in the country have failed to achieve its objective as all the schemes have been framed in top down approach,” said D Randeep, Deputy Commissioner at the one-day regional seminar on ‘Social life among Jenukuruba – a particularly vulnerable tribal group in Karnataka’ organised by Karnataka State Tribal Research Institute at Gana Bharathi auditorium on Thursday.
After inaugurating the programme, he said “Top down approach on any schemes are not friendly as they are framed by people who have no idea about the reality of the particular subject. But the bottom up approach has always been successful in the world as it covers each and every corner while framing any policy.”
“The failure of implementation has been a cause of concern and needs to be discussed with regard to development of tribal communities in the country. There is also a need to find the reason behind the failure of implementation”.
“Such seminars should become a platform for a critical analysis of government schemes,” he added.
Prof Pramod B Gayi, Vice-Chancellor, Karnataka University, Dharwad; Prof T T Basavana Gowda, Director, Karnataka State Tribal Research Institute, Mysore, S Prathibha, Research Officer, Karnataka State Tribal Research Institute, Mysore and others were present.