Published on: December 16, 2022

Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK)

Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK)

Why in news? Recently Minister of Minority Affairs, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha informed about the Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK)


About Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK)

  • It is Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS)
  • Parent Ministry: Ministry of Minority Affairs,
  • Objective: Develop infrastructure projects in identified areas, for socio economic development of 1300 identified Minority Concentration Areas (MCAs)
  • Priority sectors: Education, health, skill development, women centric projects etc
  • North Eastern Region: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura are covered under PMJVK.
  • The proposals under PMJVK are sent by the States/Union Territories (UTs) as per demand for infrastructure in the identified areas, considered and approved by the Empowered Committee (EC) of PMJVK, after consultation with the concerned Central Ministries.
  • Scheme is a demand driven scheme and State/ UT-wise allocation of funds is not made under the scheme.
  • It covers Aspirational Districts also.
  • Projects under PMJVK for land procurement
  1. Deals with land already available with the State/ UT. Central Government does not acquire land for construction under the scheme.
  2. The land cost or land acquisition costs are not covered under this programme.
  • Provides for quarterly meeting by the District Level Committee to review the progress of implementation of the projects under PMJVK and submission of reports to the State Level Committee (SLC).