Objectives of ST Cell
The ST cells established in the State S&T Councils aim at providing S & T based solutions for capacity building (both institution and human capacities) and sustainable development of ST communities.
Objectives of ST cell are as follows:
i) Mapping of livelihood system (livelihood assets including village wise infrastructure gaps), identification & categorization of S&T needs of ST community (technology gaps), identification of gaps in existing Government/Non-Government schemes, spatial representation of livelihood assets at the state and below level, etc.
ii) Identification of potential areas for expanding livelihood opportunities.
iii)To capture traditional & indigenous knowledge and skills and upgrade the skills, building on local innovation & local knowledge systems.
iv) Establishment of a database of promising existing technologies that can be taken up for widespread adaptation.
v) Mapping of the above data and resources on a spatial domain.