Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana:

Date: July 25, 2015

The Scheme “Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana (VKY)” was included as a Central Sector Scheme in the Annual Plan of Ministry of Tribal Affairs with an initial allocation of Rs. 100.00 Crore for 2014-15.

Aim of the scheme: The VKY is broadly a process, aiming at overall development of tribal people with an outcome-base approach, which would ensure that all the intended benefits goods and services to the tribal people through various programmes/schemes of Central and State Governments covered under the respective Tribal Sub-Plans actually reach them by way of appropriate convergence.

Through VKY, it is envisaged to develop the backward blocks in the Schedule V States as model Blocks with visible infrastructural facilities to further the mission development while ensuring the following:

Qualitative and sustainable employment.
Emphasis on quality education & higher education.
Accelerated economic development of tribal areas.
Health for all.
Housing for all.
Safe drinking water for all at doorsteps.
Irrigation facilities suited to the terrain.
All weather roads with connectivity to the nearby town/cities.
Universal availability of electricity.
Urban development.
Robust institutional mechanism to roll the vehicle of development with sustainability.
Promotion and conservation of Tribal Cultural Heritage.
Promotion of Sports in Tribal Areas.


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