In a huge step to empower tribals, PM to launch PM PVTG (Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups) Development Mission on 15th November.
In a first of its kind mission, since Independence, Modi Government launches a 24,000 crore scheme to ensure holistic development of PVTGs on the occasion of JanJaatiya Gaurav Divas.
In the budget of 2023-24, launch of Pradhan Mantri PVTG Development Mission was announced to improve socio-economic conditions of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs).
There are 75 PVTGs in 18 States & UTs living in 22,544 villages (220 districts) having a population of around 28 lakhs.
These tribes stay in scattered, remote & inaccessible habitations, often in forest areas and hence a mission is planned to saturate PVTG families and habitations with basic facilities such as road and telecom connectivity, electricity, safe housing, clean drinking water and sanitation, improved access to education, health and nutrition and sustainable livelihood opportunities.
The Mission will be implemented through convergence of 11 interventions of 9 Ministries. For instance, under PMGSY, PMGAY, Jal Jeevan Mission etc. Some scheme norms will be relaxed to cover these remote habitations.
In addition, separately, saturation will be ensured for PMJAY, Sickle Cell Disease Elimination, TB Elimination, 100% immunisation, PM Surakshit Matritva Yojana, PM Matru Vandana Yojana, PM Poshan, PM Jan Dhan Yojana etc.