Ten Points-Focus areas of VKY

Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana focuses on the integrated, holistic and inclusive development of tribal communities in core areas of livelihood, education, health, housing, drinking water, irrigation and access to basic facilities. The ten focus areas of VKY are as follows;

  • Creation of employment through productivity engagement in agriculture sector
  • Increase in animal husbandry and dairy based activities
  • Quality skill training for tribal youth
  • Development of modern, scientific and technical facilities and linking the tribal youth to them for increased livelihood opportunities
  • Preference to women headed households
  • Higher secondary schools for science in each taluka
  • Provision for enrolling 1000 students in nationally recognized residential schools and creating a talent pool for tribals
  • Navodaya or Eklavya type residential school in each tribal taluka and making them comparable with quality urban schools
  • Establishment of 100 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 ITI colleges
  • Development of identified economic activities through a cluster based approach and market linkages
  • Linking remote tribal 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 return to tribal families
  • Benefits of Chiranjeevi Yojana to all ST families
  • Annual health check-up programmes for all ST families
  • Financial assistance to BPL families in case of heart surgery
  • Special drive for tackling endemic diseases such as sickle cell anaemia, leptospirosis etc.
  • Removal of malnutrition in pregnant and lactating mothers as well as children under the age of 6 through effective implementation of schemes
  • Housing for all ST families
  • Safe, assured and adequate drinking water facility to all ST family
  • Access to piped water supply
  • Emphasis on group irrigation schemes
  • Creation of water conservation structures on watershed basis
  • Creation of more check dams in tribal areas
  • Subsidy to BPL families for individual facilities such as oil engines
  • Financial and technical assistance for promoting drip irrigation
  • Electrification to all hitherto uncovered hamlets
  • Alternative arrangements through solar energy for remote and dispersed hamlets
  • Improvement in the quality of roads in tribal areas
  • Special drive for repairing existing roads in tribal areas
  • Development of tribal towns to act as growth engines
  • Broadband connectivity in tribal talukas
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