The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 15 January, 2024 released the first instalment to 1 lakh beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY – G) under Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM-JANMAN) via video conferencing. The Prime Minister also interacted with the beneficiaries of PM-JANMAN on the occasion
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM JANMAN) across the country, on 15 January, 2024. The beneficiaries who interacted directly with the PM belonged to Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, which have major ‘Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group’ (PVTG) communities and population.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister also released the first instalment of Rs. 540 crores in bank accounts of PVTG beneficiaries across 19 States and UT, for construction of 1 lakh pucca houses under the rural housing scheme Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G).
Prime Minister Shri Modi in his address, mentioned that the PVTG communities were deprived of their benefits for past 75 years and now the government has finally through PM-JANAMAN scheme is constantly working for providing them the basic amenities like pucca house, water, electricity, road and mobile connectivity, MMU, Aadhar card, Ayushman card, etc.
The Prime Minister also thanked the officers who have worked hard through outreach camps and helped in providing benefits of various schemes at the door step of persons residing in remotest locations. He also mentioned how different Ministries of Government of India are working together for the welfare of these most backward communities.
Addressing the gathering, Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Arjun Munda said that more than 8,000 camps were organized within 2 months in remote areas of the country, including mountainous and border areas. In these camps, benefits like issuance of Aadhar cards, Ayushman Cards, PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana funds, Kisan Credit Card, Forest Rights Act leases, opening of PM Jan Dhan Yojana accounts, caste certificates and ration cards, among others, have been given to the most backward tribal populations in the country.
• In line with the Prime Minister’s efforts towards the vision of Antyodaya to empower the last person at the last mile, PM-JANMAN was launched for the socio-economic welfare of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) on 15th November 2023, on the occasion of Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas.
• PM-JANMAN, with a budget of approximately Rs 24,000 crores focuses on 11 critical interventions through 9 Ministries and is aimed to improve socio-economic conditions of the PVTGs by saturating PVTG 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.