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

According to the 2011 census, India has a Scheduled Tribe (ST) population of 10.45 crore, with 75 communities across 18 states and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands identified as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs).

These PVTGs continue to grapple with vulnerabilities in social, economic, and educational domains.

In the Budget Speech for 2023-24, it was announced that a Pradhan Mantri PVTGs Development Mission will be launched to enhance the socio-economic conditions of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups.

This initiative aims to provide essential amenities such as secure housing, clean drinking water, sanitation, improved access to education, health, and nutrition etc.

An allocation of Rs.15,000 crore has been earmarked for the next three years under the Development Action Plan for the Scheduled Tribes (DAPST) to implement this mission.