Financial Allocations

Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana

The Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) concept was introduced in the country in 1974 to provide for financial allocations in proportion to the ST population. The State Government has been implementing the Tribal Sub Plan as a part of effective implementation of the directive principles of State Policy enshrined in the Constitution of India. The present Tribal Sub Plan strategy was initiated early in the year 1975-76 with the commencement of the Fifth Five Year Plan. The Tribal Sub Plan is mainly an area development plan. Scheduled areas of heavy tribal concentration were formed into special development projects i.e. ITDPs. Tribal Sub Plans were formulated for each of these projects every year.

Approach & Strategy

Approach & Strategy

Even though the TSP was successfully implemented in the tribal areas of Gujarat, there were a few drawbacks like limited allocation of funds, absence of focused planning and ineffective monitoring mechanism.

In order to overcome the gaps and ensure very high quality social and civil infrastructure and sustainable employment in tribal areas, Government of Gujarat introduced the Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana


Approach & Strategy
The program was announced in the Budget Session of the State Assembly by Hon’ble Chief Minister on February 27, 2007

Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana, also known as the Chief Minister’s Ten Point Programme, mainly focuses on the integrated, holistic and inclusive development of tribal communities in core areas of livelihood, education, health, housing, drinking water, irrigation and access to basic facilities. The strategy for Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana is outcome oriented, with time bound interventions and people’s participation.


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