• Increase in
    Animal Husbandry
    and Dairy-Based Activities
  • Access to Assured
    Water Supply for
    Tribal Poor
  • Emphasis on Quality
    Education for
    Tribal Children
Total Tribal
89.17 Lacs
Outlay out of total state budget
Tribal Districts
Scheduled Tribes
Primitive Tribes

Chief Minister's Ten Point Programme


Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana was launched in 2007 with an Eleventh Plan allocation of Rs. 15,000 crore for speedy development of tribal areas of the State. The new package envisages re-engineering the processes of existing interventions which focus on livelihood development, provision of quality education and development of infrastructure in these areas.

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Government of Gujarat launched the Chief Minister’s Ten Point Programme for the Development of Tribal Areas in 2007. This programme seeks to enable the Schedule Tribe regions to merge with mainstream development by bridging the gaps between ITDP blocks and other parts of Gujarat.

The ten focus areas of intervention under VKY during the XI Five Year Plan period were as follows :


  • Double the income of all tribal families, with a special focus on the migrant families and the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups


  • Creation of more employment through productivity enhancement in agriculture sector
  • Increas in animal husbandry and dairy based activities
  • Quality skill training for tribal youth


  • Access to quality education for every eligible tribal child and increased emphasis on higher education.


  • Higher Secondary Schools for science in each taluka.
  • Provision for enrolling 1000 students in nationally recognized residential schools and creating a talent pool for Scheduled Tribes.
  • Navodaya or Eklavya type residential schools in each tribal taluka and making them comparable with quality urban schools
  • Establishment of 1000 additional hostels for college students Establishment of Arts, Science and Commerce colleges to cover remote and left out talukas.
  • Establishment of excellent academic units including engineering and medical colleges, polytechnics, nursing colleges and ITIs.


  • Double the income of all tribal families including migrant tribal families and Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups, and facilitate economic growth in villages by providing basic facilities such as roads and energy network.


  • Annual allocation of Rs. 1 crore per taluka for development of identified economic activities through cluster based based approach and market linkage
  • Linking remote Scheduled Tribe areas to nearby economic centres through development of basic infrastructure and facilities such as roads, water supply, irrigation and continuous power supply in all tribal areas
  • Value addition to local natural resources for higher returns to Scheduled Tribe families

As with other basic services, access to quality health facilities, too have eluded tribal communities due to their distant, difficult and sparsely populated terrain.

With a vision of housing provision for all the tribal communities, more than 4.48 lakh tribal persons were assisted under various Central and State level Housing Scheme like Indira Aawas Yojana, Sardar Awas Yojana, individual housing, etc.

roviding water supply at the door step of every tribal household is essential in to improve the quality of life. Most of the tribal areas are characterised by hilly terrain, rocky sub strata and presence of forest on large chunks which makes the problem of supplying safe drinking water difficult. Water Supply and Sanitation Department through various water supply schemes viz, Individual or group piped water supply schemes, Hand Pumps are constructed to provide drinking water supply

Most of the Tribal population are engaged in agricultural for livelihood, therefore, improvement in irrigation facilities act as a special booster for them. Greater focus on group wells and lift irrigation based check dams is needed in order to support agriculture in tribal areas and reduce dependence on monsoon for irrigation...

Providing quality power supply to all tribal areas for accelerated socio-economic development of tribal community is essential. Therefore, providing electricity to all has been given special focus under VKY. More than 1,000 Peta Paras and 1.92 Lakh houses have been already achieved under Kutir Jyoti Scheme for Household Electrification. Under this Scheme, single-phase connection with Single point wiring is being given, free of cost.

To provide connectivity to all villages by all-weather roads, and improve the quality of life in tribal areas, in terms of quick access to health services, better education, social service etc is essential. In Gujarat 99.63% of revenue villages have been connected through road, and also connected to taluka place through main roads...


  • Develop tribal towns as growth engines to augment the income of tribal farmers.


  • GUDC appointed as Nodal Agency for Urban Infrastructure Development in tribal towns.
  • Development Plans prepared for each town, comprising Water Supply, Sewerage, Roads, Storm Water Drain, Economic & Social Infrastructure

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Shri Vijay Rupani

Shri Vijay Rupani
Chief Minister, Gujarat

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