[Phase 2] Gujarat Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana 2021 for Tribals Welfare

Gujarat Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana Phase 2 from World Tribal Day for tribal welfare with allocation of Rs. 1 lakh crore, health, education, irrigation focus areas for welfare of scheduled tribe (ST) category people, check details here
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Gujarat government has planned Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana Phase 2 for welfare of tribals in the state. In the new Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana 2021, govt. will run a yearlong sustained drive with proposed Rs. 1 lakh crore. This initiative seems to dent the Congress’s tribal vote bank. The Saffron Party (BJP) is planning to kick off Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojna 2nd phase from 9th August 2021 i.e World Tribal Day.

Gujarat Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana Phase 2

Gujarat Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana Phase 2 to launch from 9 Aug 2021 with proposed allocation of Rs. 1 lakh crore for tribal welfare. This decision aims to attract voters of 27 assembly seats which are reserved for candidates from scheduled tribes (ST) category. Gujarat government had launched Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana in 2007 while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was serving as chief minister of the state. Now, after 14 years, the state govt. led by chief minister Vijay Rupani has planned to launch the Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojna 2nd phase under which BJP plans a massive campaign to woo tribal voters and win maximum seats.

Need for Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana 2nd Phase in Gujarat

The Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana introduced by PM Narendra Modi in 2007 while he was the Gujarat CM, has yield good results. Now the state govt. plans to launch second phase of Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana from the World Tribal Day on August 9.

Tribal Welfare in Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana Phase 1 / 2

Since 2007, the Gujarat state government has spent Rs. 96,000 crore for development of tribal areas under the Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana. Under the second phase of the scheme, the state government will spend Rs. 1 lakh crore for development of the tribal population.

Focus Areas of Gujarat Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana

The focus areas of Gujarat Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana are as follows:-

  • Health
  • Education
  • Irrigation
  • Infrastructure development

The state govt. will lay emphasis on development of these focus areas in tribal areas under Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana 2021.

Opposition on Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana

Ashwin Kotwal, tribal MLA of the Congress and chief whip of the opposition party in the assembly, mentioned, “The BJP has planned to come out with new name of Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojna – II just to mislead tribals before 2022 assembly elections. If BJP’s claim of spending Rs 96,000 crore for tribal development is true, then why are a majority of the tribals still living under poverty line? Why are tribal areas still lacking basic health and education facilities?”

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Opposition party member also alleged that, “BJP is diverting mandatory tribal sub-plan money for so called roads, irrigation and other construction work only. The government has spent very little for the direct welfare of the tribal population”.

For more details, visit the official website at https://tribal.guj.nic.in/

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