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Cabinet ratifies scheme for revamping basic facilities delivery to Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups

 

By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, NOV 29, 2023: THE Union Cabinet has approved Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM JANMAN) with total outlay of Rs.24,104 crore (Central Share:Rs.15,336 crore and State Share: Rs.8,768 crore) to focus on 11 critical interventions through 9 line Ministries.  The Prime Minister announced the Abhiyan on Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas from Khunti.

As announced in the Budget Speech 2023-24, “to improve socio-economic conditions of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs), Pradhan Mantri PVTG of Development Mission will be launched.  This will saturate PVTG households and habitations with basic facilities such as safe housing, clean drinking water and sanitation, improved access to education, health and nutrition, road and telecom connectivity, and sustainable livelihood opportunities.  An amount of Rs.15,000 crore will be made available to implement the Mission in the next three years under the Development Action Plan for the Scheduled Tribes (DAPST).”

India has ST population of 10.45 as per 2011 census, out of which 75 communities located in 18 States and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been categorized as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs).  These PVTGs continue to face vulnerability in social, economic and educational fields.

The PM-JANMAN (comprising Central Sector and Centrally Sponsored Schemes) to focus on 11 critical interventions through 9 Ministries including Ministry of Tribal Affairs which are as follows:

S.No.

Activity

No. of Beneficiary / Targets

Cost norms

1

Provision of pucca houses

4.90 lakh

Rs 2.39 lakhs /house

2

Connecting roads

8000 KM

 Rs 1.00 Cr/Km

3a

Piped Water Supply/

All PVTG habitations including 4.90 lakhs HHs to be constructed under the mission

As per schematic norms

3b

Community water supply

2500 Villages/ habitations with population of less than 20 HHs

As per actual cost arrived

4

Mobile Medical Units with medicine cost

1000 (10/district)

Rs 33.88.00 lakhs/MMU

5a

Construction of hostels

500

Rs 2.75 Cr/hostel

5b

Vocational education & skilling

60 Aspirational PVTG blocks

Rs 50 lakhs/block

6

Construction of Anganwadi Centers

2500

Rs 12 lakhs/AWC

7

Construction of Multipurpose Centers (MPC)

1000

Rs 60 lakhs/MPC Provision of ANM and Anganwadi worker in each MPC

8a

Energization of HHs (Last mile connectivity)

57000 HHs

Rs 22,500/HH

8b

Provision of 0.3 KW solar off-grid system

100000 HHs

Rs 50,000/HH or as per actual cost

9

Solar lighting in streets & MPCs

1500 units

Rs 1,00,000/unit

10

Setting up of VDVKs

500

Rs 15 lakhs/VDVK

11

Installation of mobile towers

3000 villages

As per schematic norms cost

Other than the interventions mentioned above, the following intervention of other Ministries will be part of Mission:

1. Ministry of Ayush will set up Ayush Wellness Centre as per existing norms and Ayush facilities will be extended to PVTG habitations through Mobile Medical Units.

2. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will facilitate skill and vocational training in PVTG habitations, Multipurpose centres and hostels as per the suitable skills of these communities.


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