What is the PGTV programme, PM Modi's adivasi scheme?

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Nov 16, 2023

PGTV to be launched

The Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups scheme will be launched by PM Narendra Modi in Jharkhand on the onset of India’s election season.

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The programme, which was outlined in the 2023 budget, will be launched on the birth anniversary of tribal icon Birsa Munda.

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The scheme aims socio-economic upliftment of the tribals. It will focus on education, safe housing, health, provision of clean water and more.

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Who are PGTVs?

Communities with ‘pre-agriculture level of technology, stagnant or declining population and extremely low literacy’ are PGTVs.

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How many PGTVs are there?

India classifies 75 communities as PGTVs, which include 40 lakh people. The largest concentration of PGTVs is in Odisha and Madhya Pradesh.

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The flagship scheme had an initial allocation of Rs. 15,000 crore, reportedly making it the largest programme for India’s tribal community.

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