Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana
On 28th October 2014, the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs propelled a scheme VKY (Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana) for the wellbeing of Tribal, especially to lift the level of human development among tribal groups. The project was introduced in the meeting held between all the ministers of Tribal Welfare of Union Territories and States.
At that time, the project was introduced on trial basis in the States such as
Under this project, the Central government will give Rs. 10 crores to every block for the advancement of different facilities for Tribal. The blocks have been chosen on the suggestions of the States and have low rate of literacy.
The project for the most part concentrates on filling infrastructural gaps as well as gaps in human improvement indexed between STs and added social groups.
This scheme likewise conceives to concentrate on meeting of distinctive plans of improvement of the Central Ministries/Departments & State Governments with result oriented methodology.
At first it was planned that the blocks possessing no less than 33% of tribal populace contrasting the aggregate populace of the particular block will be focused under the project.
Additionally, the Union Ministry has taken the activities for fortifying of existing establishments implied for conveyance of services and goods to tribal individuals incorporating Integrated Development Project, Integrated Tribal Development Agencies and formation of new whenever needed.
The particular finances designated to the Governments of the State for this reason will be used reasonably with a perspective to assemble the institutional system more vigorous by method of reinforcing these institutions.
The Union Ministry endorsed the acknowledgment of Shanti Niketan as a center, which has done excellent work in the area of Tribal literature and language.
Another proposition to set up a Center of National Research in Tribal Research Institute situated in Bhubaneswar to advance exploration exercises on issues of financial improvement and state culture was additionally endorsed by the Ministry.
Keeping in mind the end goal to encourage base for procurement of good education for tribal people, the Ministry authorized around 184 Eklavya Model Residential Schools. The main purpose of the school will be to develop a better environment to provide high quality education to the tribal people.
The Union Ministry has executed a plan to guarantee that the tribal people are not denied of their dues. Under the plan maximum offering cost for Minor Forest Produce will be executed in the calendar-V States at first.
A web Portal was additionally created that demonstrates current cost of the MFPs over diverse vegetable markets in the States.
Twelve Minor Forest Produce items were incorporated in the project such as Tendu Leave, Mahuwa Seeds, Bamboo, Sal Leaf, Lac, Sal Seed, Chironjee, Myrobalan, Wild Honey, Tamarind, Gums and Karanji.