These PM-JANMAN beneficiaries make sure no one is left out.

Syllabus: GS-II

Subject: Governance

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections.

Issue: First Instalment of PM-JANMAN.

Context: Prime Minister released the first installment of funds for pucca houses under the Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM-JANMAN).


  • Launched on November 15, 2023, to uplift Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs).
  • Aims to provide basic facilities like pucca houses, power, and water connections. Parallel focus on an information and education campaign for basic documents like Aadhaar, PM Jan Dhan cards, caste certificates, and more, to ensure comprehensive documentation for PVTG inhabitants.
  • Focuses on 22,000 habitations with an estimated 36 lakh PVTG residents.
  • Women beneficiaries act as messengers or Janman Sangis.
  • Mankunwari Bai from the Pahari Korba tribe in Chhattisgarh and Shashi Kiran Birjiya in Jharkhand were actively involved.

Overall Impact:

  • Empowering PVTGs through infrastructure development and awareness campaigns.
  • Addressing challenges such as fear of officials and lack of documentation.
  • Positive stories of beneficiaries actively participating in community development.
  • Enrolment in the Van Dhan Vikas Kendra for selling minor forest produce at minimum support price.
What is PM-JANMAN??

A Government scheme spearheaded by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, collaborating with states and PVTG communities.

Encompassing Central Sector and Centrally Sponsored Schemes, it targets 11 critical interventions from 9 Ministries. The scheme addresses PVTG villages, ensuring existing schemes’ implementation.

It covers diverse sectors like housing (PM-AWAS), clean water, healthcare, education, nutrition, road, and telecom connectivity, promoting sustainable livelihoods.


Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group:


Key features include Van Dhan Vikas Kendras for forest produce trading, off-grid solar power for 1 lakh households, and solar street lights.


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