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Other Initiatives

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Published: 18th Oct, 2019

Other Initiatives
  • GoI has approved ₹1000 cr per annum for three years to all 35 LWE affected districts, (though this number has gone down to 30) to bridge the gap in critical infrastructure.
  • The Security Related Scheme has been extended till 2020, to strengthen state special forces in 10 LWE affected states.
  • The Special Infrastructure Scheme which was closed after the recommendations of 14th Finance Commission has been revived as a reimbursement scheme under the umbrella scheme of ‘Modernization of Police Force’ with an outlay of ₹1048 cr for three years. The outlay is on a 60:40 basis between the Centre and states.
  • Apart from these development initiatives, the Government of India is implementing the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006. Under this initiative two skill development related schemes - Roshni and Skill Development Schemes - in 34 LWE affected districts have been launched by the Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Labor and Employment respectively.
  • CAPFs have also started raising their local employment by giving preferences to the people from the LWE affected areas in recruitment.
  • In agriculture, the Central Government is emphasizing on timely implementation of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Minor Forest Produce (MFP) in the affected districts.

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