Of the 35 districts in the state, the TSP areas fall in 15 districts —Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Nashik, Dhule, Nandurbar, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Pune, Amravati, Yavatmal, Nagpur, Gondia, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli and Nanded. There are 47 tribes or tribal groups in Maharashtra, including Bhils, Gonds, Mahadeo Kolis, Pawras, Thakurs and Warlis.

Kanchan SrivastavaInfoPrincipal Correspondent at dna Mumbai, have interests in politics, education and energy sectors. A postgraduate in Biochemistry and Lucknow University alumnus. I had worked at Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow for two and half years as Junior Reseach Fellow. Also holds a PG diploma in international studies from Mumbai University. Have won UNFPA-Laadli Media National Award in 2011 for best writing (Hindi) on gender issues. Besides, NBC Newsmakers Achievers Award 2015 for best journalist (English, print)

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Maharashtra govt gives Rs 258 crore to tribal panchayats, fails to train them on spending