In a significant move towards uplifting Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs), Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to virtually release the first instalment of funds, totaling Rs 24,000 crore, for the Centre’s PVTGs Development Mission. The initiative, launched in November last year, aims to address the unique needs of PVTG communities, starting with a lakh beneficiaries under the PM Awas Yojana-Gramin.
Scheduled for today, the event will also include a virtual interaction between the Prime Minister and members of tribal communities, emphasizing the government’s commitment to ensuring their well-being. The PM PVTGs Development Mission, introduced in the 2023-’24 Budget, seeks to saturate PVTG families and habitations with essential facilities such as secure housing, clean drinking water, sanitation, improved access to education, health and nutrition, road and telecom connectivity, and sustainable livelihood opportunities.
Under this comprehensive scheme, nine ministries will collaborate to implement 11 interventions, including flagship programs like the PM Gram Sadak Yojana, PM Awas Yojana, and Jal Jeevan Mission. The multi-faceted approach underscores the government’s dedication to providing holistic development for PVTGs, addressing various aspects of their lives to ensure improved living conditions and enhanced opportunities.
In another political development, the Uttar Pradesh Congress is gearing up for a significant visit to the Ayodhya Ram Temple on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti. This move aligns with efforts to connect with diverse communities and showcase the party’s engagement with cultural and religious events.
Simultaneously, Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of Kerala, is set to engage with Opposition leaders, indicating a focus on dialogue and collaboration in the political landscape. As these political events unfold, the nation watches to see the impact of these initiatives on the welfare of tribal communities and the dynamics within the political arena.