January 14, 2024: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the first instalment to 1 lakh beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) under the Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM-JANMAN) on January 15, 2024, at 12 noon via video conferencing. The prime minister will also interact with the beneficiaries of the PM-JANMAN on the occasion.
In line with the prime minister’s efforts towards the vision of Antyodaya to empower the last person at the last mile, the PM-JANMAN was launched for the socio-economic welfare of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) on November 15, 2023, on the occasion of the Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas.
The PM-JANMAN, with a budget of approximately Rs 24,000 crore, focuses on 11 critical interventions through 9 ministries. It is aimed to improve socio-economic conditions of the the PVTGs by saturating households and habitations with basic facilities such as safe housing, clean drinking water and sanitation, improved access to education, health and nutrition, electricity, road and telecom connectivity, and sustainable livelihood opportunities.
As announced in the Budget Speech 2023-24, 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).
Recall here that India has a scheduled tribe population of 10.45 crore as per 2011 census. Of this, 75 communities located in 18 states and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands are categorised as the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs). These PVTGs continue to face vulnerability in social, economic and educational fields.
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