PM Modi Unveils ₹24,000-Crore PVTG Development Mission and 15th PM-Kisan Instalment
Addressing the gathering, Modi announced the initiation of PM JANMAN (PM Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan) under the PM PVTG Development Mission. This initiative aims to reach out to tribal groups and primitive tribes residing in forests, with 75 such communities identified across more than 22,000 villages.
In a significant move aimed at inclusive development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the PM PVTG (Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups) Development Mission on Wednesday, introducing a ₹24,000-crore scheme dedicated to the comprehensive development of approximately 28 lakh tribal populations. The announcement was made during the Jan Jaatiya Gaurav Divas celebration in Jharkhand.
As part of this mission, Modi released the 15th installment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan), distributing ₹2,000 each to over 9 crore farmers across the nation. The total disbursement amounted to ₹18,610 crore, with ₹16,220 crore allocated to 8.11 crore farmers for the August-November period. Additionally, ₹2,390 crore in arrears from previous installments were released on the same day.
The Prime Minister emphasized the government's commitment to direct engagement with farmers, eliminating intermediaries and facilitating direct financial support. Since its launch in February 2019, the PM-Kisan scheme has disbursed over ₹2.75-lakh crore, benefiting farmers in agriculture and allied sectors.
Addressing the gathering, Modi announced the initiation of PM JANMAN (PM Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan) under the PM PVTG Development Mission. This initiative aims to reach out to tribal groups and primitive tribes residing in forests, with 75 such communities identified across more than 22,000 villages. Modi highlighted the goal of connecting lives, not just figures, emphasizing a holistic approach to tribal development.
Responding to the Prime Minister's announcement, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren expressed gratitude for the special focus on primitive tribes. Soren stressed the collective responsibility to uplift these communities, underscoring the importance of their survival for the overall well-being of society.
However, the timing of the PM-Kisan installment release drew scrutiny from Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, who questioned whether the delayed payment was deliberate, citing previous release dates and its proximity to upcoming state elections.
In addition to the developmental initiatives, Prime Minister Modi launched the 'Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra,' a mission set to reach every village in the country by January 26, 2024. The initiative aims to strengthen four pillars - women power, farmers, youth, and the neo-middle class and poor - as part of India's vision to become a developed country by 2047. Modi stated that the government is committed to making every poor and deprived individual a beneficiary of various government schemes through this nationwide mission.
The Prime Minister's announcements underscore a strategic and multi-faceted approach towards ensuring equitable development and empowerment across various sections of society.
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