Challenges in PM-JANMAN housing Scheme

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Source-This post on Challenges in PM-JANMAN housing Scheme is based on the article “Centre’s housing scheme for tribal groups facing hurdles due to lack of accurate data on Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups population” published in “The Hindu” on 1st March 2024.

Why in the News?

The lack of data regarding the estimated total population of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) has posed challenges in implementing the housing component of the PM-JANMAN Scheme.

What are the challenges in PM-JANMAN housing Scheme?

The Union government aimed to sanction 2.5 lakh out of nearly five lakh planned houses by February 15. However, after the deadline passed, only 1.59 lakh houses received sanction.

Absence of reliable population data for PVTG:
a. The Union government depended on the PM Gati Shakti portal to estimate the total population of PVTG across the country.
b. State governments were asked to conduct their surveys, but some States have submitted incomplete surveys data to the center.
c. There are several discrepancies between the data held by the Tribal Affairs Ministry and that of the states.
d. The states stated that the population of PVTG is never static. Since these groups are among the most vulnerable, they regularly migrate in search of employment.

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