An initiative for tribal justice | covering 11 interventions across 9 ministries | From 2023-26

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‘Empowering Tribals, Transforming India’

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM-JANMAN) on Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas (November 15, 2023), from the Khunti District of Jharkhand.

  • The government aims to reach out to 22000 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) majority tribal habitations and PVTG families in 200 districts across the country.
  • The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs has initiated an Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) campaign for PM-JANMAN.

Mission Objective

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the mission which focuses on 11 critical interventions related to 9 key aligned Ministries/Departments, with a budgetary outlay of Rs. 24,104 crores (Central Share: Rs.15,336 crore and State Share: Rs.8,768 crore) from FY 2023-24 to 2025-26 under the Development Action Plan for Scheduled Tribes (DAPST).

List of 11 Interventions of 9 Ministries

List of 11 Interventions of 9 Ministries

Other 10 interventions involving other schemes and Ministries/Departments have also been identified which are crucial for ensuring the holistic development of the PVTGs.  

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What happened at the National Manthan Shivir?

During the National Manthan Shivir held on December 15, 2023, an implementation strategy of the mission was discussed, where more than 700 officers from Central and State governments brainstormed jointly. 

  • Sectoral Workshops were organised during which the 9 Ministries/Departments prepared a Detailed Action Plan.
  • This plan, reflecting the commitment of States, has been presented to the High-Powered Committee under the Mission, comprising Cabinet Ministers of the respective Ministries.
    • It was pointed out that many families in these communities do not have Aadhar, caste certificate, and Jan Dhan account, because of which it may be difficult for them to avail the benefit of different schemes. 

Steps Taken

Detailed discussions were held with UIDAI, CSC, Ministry of Agriculture and PMJAY, other departments, along with the DMs of these 100 districts to saturate these basic requirements in campaign mode in one week. 

Based on this needs assessment, a nationwide IEC campaign will be operational from December 25, 2023. 

  • A part of the campaign will also comprise of Beneficiary Saturation Camps and Health Camps.
  • These camps will focus on providing immediate benefits under schemes for individual/household benefits and health-related issues in PVTG habitations.  
  • Awareness material like pamphlets, videos, wall paintings, Jingles, Thematic Wall Paintings, and Cultural Programs, are expected to be utilized in local and tribal languages.
  • Officers at the District level have been assigned for each district to supervise the campaign.
  • The State level officers will coordinate with different line departments of State governments to ensure the success of the campaign and Mission.
  • Further, the Tribal Research Institutes in various States will assist to plan and execute these activities at the District, Block, and Tribal Habitation levels.
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