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What is Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana?

Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana (VKY)

The Government of India, Ministry of Tribal Affairs has launched Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana (VKY) for the welfare of Tribals. VKY aims at making enabling surroundings for need-based and outcome orienting holistic development of the tribal individuals. This method envisages ensuring that each one the intended benefits of products and services underneath varied programmes/schemes of Central also as State Governments truly reach the target teams by the convergence of resources through the acceptable institutional mechanism.

It covers all tribal individuals and all areas with tribal population across the country.


  • Improving the standard of life in tribal areas
  • Improving the standard of education
  • Qualitative and sustainable employment for tribal families
  • Bridging infrastructure gaps with specializing in quality
  • Protection of tribal culture and heritage

Component of VKY

  • Qualitative &; sustainable Employment.
  • Quality Education & teaching.
  • Accelerated Economic Development of tribal areas.
  • Health for all.
  • Housing for all.
  • Safe potable for all at doorsteps.
  • Irrigation facilities suited to the terrain.
  • All Weather Roads with property to the near town/cities.
  • Universal accessibility of Electricity.
  • Urban Development.
  • Robust institutional mechanism. (ITDAs/ITDPs)
  • Promotion and conservation of tribal Cultural HeritagePromotion of Sports in Tribal Areas.


  • Strengthening of establishments meant for delivery of products and services with the real-time adequate body, technical and monetary powers similar to tribal Welfare Departments as nodal Department, Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA), Integrated tribal Development comes (ITDPs) and creation of recent ones wherever they are doing not exist etc.
  • Convergence of scattered resources and activities being an under varied parts.

Minor Forest Produce

Minor Forest turn out (MFP) is additional typically than not determined by the traders rather than the unfueled method of demand and provide. Implementing a theme to confirm that such forest dwellers aren’t bereft of their due. Underneath the theme, most prices for MFP is being enforced in schedule V States at first. Internet-based mostly portal has additionally been developed that indicate current worth of MFPs on outcome-oriented basis across totally different the of the States.

12 MFP products are in the programme namely

  1. Tendu Leave
  2. Bamboo
  3. Mahuwa Seeds
  4. Sal Leaf
  5. Sal Seed
  6. Lac
  7. Chironjee
  8. Wild Honey
  9. Myrobalan
  10. Tamarind
  11. Gums (Gum Karaya) and
  12. Karanji.

The Scheme also referred to the Forests Rights Act as landmark legislation to recognize the pre-existing rights of tribals and other traditional forest dwellers.