News: Cabinet Approves Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan


What's in the news?

       The Union Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has recently approved the Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM-JANMAN), a comprehensive initiative aimed at addressing the challenges faced by Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs).


Key takeaways:

       This scheme, with a substantial total outlay of Rs 24,104 crore, reflects the government's commitment to uplift tribal communities across the country.


Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM JANMAN):


       To improve the socio economic conditions of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs).



       It comprises both Central Sector and Centrally Sponsored Schemes.

       The Cabinet approved a 24,000crore package, with contributions from both the central and state governments.



       The scheme will be implemented by Nine Ministries which also includes the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.



       The scheme comprises 11 critical interventions which are part of existing schemes. These are:

       Pucca housing, road connectivity, piped water supply, mobile medical units, hostel construction, Anganwadi Centers, skill development centers, electricity connections, solar street lighting, Van Dhan Vikas Kendra, and mobile towers.

       Ayushman Wellness Centre:

       The Ministry of Ayush will provide Ayush facilities to PVTG habitations through Mobile Medical Units.

       Skill Enhancement:

       The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will facilitate skill and vocational training in PVTG habitations.

       The government will showcase and spread awareness of various government schemes made for the tribals.



       Government has identified 75 tribal communities and primitive tribes with a population of lakhs who reside in more than 22 thousand villages in the country.