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  • 14 May 2024
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Lack of Development in Jharkhand’s Khunti

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In Jharkhand’s Khunti, Singhbhum and Lohardaga, amidst Lok sabha elections 2024, many Adivasi voters are unhappy about the lack of development and basic amenities.

Key Points

  • In the birthplace of Adivasi icon Birsa Munda, Ulihatu – a village in the Khunti Lok Sabha constituency of Jharkhand there is a dissatisfaction among the residents.
    • Due to lack of development and basic amenities, there is seemingly a lack of political enthusiasm in the area and there is no open support for any party.
  • In recent years, there has been visible development in the village, including new infrastructure such as tarred roads, schools, and water tanks.

Birsa Munda

  • He was born on 15th November 1875. He belonged to the Munda tribe.
  • He spearheaded an Indian tribal religious Millenarian movement during British rule in the late 19th century across the tribal belt of modern-day Jharkhand and Bihar.

Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) Development Mission

  • The PM-PVTG Development Mission program aims to improve the socio-economic status of Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs).
    • For this, availability of Rs 24000 Crore for Scheduled Tribes has been envisaged in the Union Budget.
  • The mission includes providing basic facilities like safe housing, clean drinking water and sanitation, education, health and nutrition, better access to roads in settlements for backward scheduled tribes.

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