Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojna Expansion
The Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojna (VKY) has been adopted as a strategic process, which aims at creating enabling environment for need based and outcome oriented holistic development of the tribal people across the country by convergence of resources through appropriate institutional mechanism. Thematic areas covered under VKY are, qualitative and sustainable employment, quality education and higher education, accelerated economic development of tribal areas, health for all, housing for all, safe drinking water for all, irrigation facilities suited to the terrain, all weather roads with connectivity to the nearby town/cities, universal availability of electricity, urban development, promotion of sports in the tribal areas, promotion and preservation of tribal culture and heritage, robust institutional mechanism and security.
According to Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava,the strategies include strengthening of institutions meant for delivery of goods and services with adequate administrative, technical and financial powers such as Tribal Welfare Departments as nodal Department, Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA), Integrated Tribal Development Projects (ITDPs) and creation of new ones where they do not exist etc, convergence of scattered resources and activities being undertaken under various components, preparation of perspective plan with outcome oriented and monitorable targets, gender responsiveness, to ensure that Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) components of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) and State Plan (SP) are actually spent for tribal people and areas inhabited by tribal people, implementation of interventions primarily through ITDAs/ITDPs, with Public Private Partnership (PPP) support wherever needed and feasible, services of academic institutions, research organizations, Tribal Research Institutes and professional agencies for monitoring of outcomes and in NE States where panchayats do not exist, institutions of decentralized governance at village / town level to be created.
IndianBureaucracy.com wishes for more schemes for tribals so that they become self reliant and have a good life. The more tribals have a progressive life, the less they are attracted to violence .
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