Public expenditure on schedule caste and schedule tribes (SC- STs) welfare
India has witnessed a relatively higher economic growth rate during last three decades, as compared to the 1980s. Since the persistence of economic and social inequalities the economic growth could not have touched majority of the population. The economic growth is not in the human face. With the growing importance of planning on poverty eradication and upliftment of the socially and economically backward people, a number of plans and schemes are being implemented both by the centre and the states directly and indirectly through various agencies and corporations. In view of the massive expenditure incurred on these schemes it was felt to analyse the trends and patterns of public expenditure on SC-STs welfare major head of social sector expenditure from 1980-2015, to assess their impact on the socio -economic conditions of the beneficiaries belongs to SC-STs group.