Ministry of Tribal Affairs08-March, 2021 18:35 IST
1770 Van Dhan Kendras Sanctioned so Far in 22 States and One UT

A total of 1770 Van Dhan Vikas Kendras (VDVKs) have so far been sanctioned in 22 States & one Union Territory for promotion of tribal entrepreneurship and livelihood generations wherein a total of about 5.27 Lakhs beneficiaries have been associated. This includes 5 VDVKs sanctioned for Uttar Pradesh State as per details below:

Sl.

No.

NameofDistrict

Name                  of

VDVKs

sanctioned

Amount

Sanctioned(InRs.Lakhs)

NumberofSelfHelpGroup

Number                          ofBeneficiaries

1

Sonbhadra

3

45.00

45

947

2

Lalitpur

2

14.55

15

291

Total

5

59.55

60

1238


It is envisaged to scale up implementation of the program in 26 States and 308 Districts including 39 aspirational districts where significant forest dwelling tribal population and rich source of Minor Forest Produces. Further it is envisaged to explore opportunities to forge convergence with other central line Ministries to boost the initiative.

This information was given by Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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