The Central government will extend basic facilities to the endangered Kolam tribe under the Jan Jati Adivasi Nyay Maha Abhiyan, with a focus on health and education.
- Kolam tribes, also known as Kolamboli, Kulme and Kolmi, occupy a major portion of Madhya Pradesh.
- The main concentration of this tribe is on the plains and in the mountainous region.
- These tribal groups are reckoned as scheduled tribes and apart from Madhya Pradesh they reside in some parts of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.
- They are listed as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) in the state of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.
- Around the twelfth century, the Kolam served as priests for the Gond, representing some of their important gods.
- It is generally accepted that the Kolam descended from the original population in the area.
- Since they now live near the Gond, they have adopted much of the Gond lifestyle.