President Draupadi Murmu flagged off three new trains from Badampahar Railway Station, Odisha on November 21, 2023. These trains include Badampahar-Tatanagar MEMU; Badampahar-Rourkela Weekly Express; And Badampahar-Shalimar Weekly Express.
Inauguration of new Rairangpur postal division:
- President Murmu virtually inaugurated the new Rairangpur Postal Division; Rairangpur Postal Division's commemorative special cover released; And on this occasion the foundation stone of redevelopment of Badampahar Railway Station was also laid.
- The President said that despite the increasing use of cell phones and courier services, India Post has not lost its relevance. The inauguration of the new postal division at Rairangpur is an important event for the region. People of this area will now be able to easily avail the benefits of postal services.
- The three trains launched on November 21 will help local people travel to neighboring states like Jharkhand and West Bengal.
- With the commencement of these trains, people will not face any inconvenience in going to Rourkela, the industrial city of Odisha.
Initiatives for tribal community development include:
- The Central Government is taking various steps for the development of tribal communities. In which there is almost three times increase in the current budget as compared to the budget of financial year 2013-14.
- Inclusive development requires prioritizing the advancement of tribal communities, a key focus of the government.
- The President said that the Government has launched PM Janman (PM-Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan) on the occasion of Tribal Pride Day this year for the development of Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs).
Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG):
- The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has initiated the "Development of Vulnerable Tribal Groups" scheme, encompassing 75 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) for holistic socio-economic development.
- Under this, state governments submit conservation-cum-development plans based on their requirement.
- As per the provisions of the scheme, 100% grant-in-aid is made available to the states.
- Tribal population constitutes about 8.9% of the total population in India as per the census 2011 .
- PVTGs are more vulnerable among tribal groups. Due to this, more developed and vocal tribal groups take a larger share of tribal development funds, causing PVTGs to require more funds for their development.
- In 1973 the Dhebar Commission created Primitive Tribal Groups (PTGs) as a separate category, which are the least developed tribal groups.
- In 2006, the Government of India renamed PTG as PVTG.
- In this context, in 1975, the Government of India took the initiative to identify the most vulnerable tribal groups as a separate category called PVTG and announced 52 such groups, while in 1993 an additional 23 groups were added to this category, taking the total It's 75.