Security measures have been tightened in Ranchi and Ulihatu village in Khunti. The barricades and traffic police were deployed along the roads to be covered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his two-day long visit to Jharkhand on November 14-15.

As per the schedule, on  November 15, at around 9:30 AM, Prime Minister will visit Bhagwan Birsa Munda Memorial Park cum Freedom Fighter Museum in Ranchi. Thereafter, he will reach Ulihatu Village, the birthplace of Bhagwan Birsa Munda, where he will pay floral tribute to the statue of Bhagwan Birsa Munda. 

As it is, Modi would be the first PM to visit Ulihatu Village, the birthplace of Bhagwan Birsa Munda. Prime Minister will participate in a programme marking the celebration of the third Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas, 2023 at around 11:30 AM in Khunti. 

During the programme, he will launch ‘Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra’ and Pradhan Mantri Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups Mission. He will also release the 15th instalment of PM-KISAN and inaugurate, dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects in Jharkhand. 

Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra

Politics apart, PM Modi has made endeavour to attain saturation of flagship schemes of the government through ensuring that their benefits reach targeted beneficiaries in a time-bound manner. 

In a major step towards this end, the Prime Minister is scheduled to launch ‘Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra’ on the occasion of Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas.

The focus of the Yatra is on reaching out to people and create awareness and providing benefits of welfare schemes like sanitation facilities, essential financial services, electricity connections, access to LPG cylinders, housing for the poor, food security, proper nutrition, reliable healthcare, clean drinking water, etc. Enrolment of potential beneficiaries will be done through details ascertained during the Yatra, it is learnt.

Also, PM Modi will flag off IEC (Information, Education and Communication) vans in Khunti, marking the launch of  ‘Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra’. The Yatra will start from districts with significant tribal populations initially and by 25th January 2024, will cover all districts across the country.

PM PVTG Mission

During the programme, the Prime Minister will also launch the first of its kind initiative - ‘Pradhan Mantri Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PM PVTG) Mission’. There are 75 PVTGs in 18 States & UTs living in 22,544 villages (220 districts) having a population of around 28 lakhs.

These tribes stay in scattered, remote & inaccessible habitations, often in forest areas and hence a mission with a budget of about Rs 24,000 crore, is planned to saturate PVTG families and habitations with basic facilities such as road and telecom connectivity, electricity, safe housing, clean drinking water and sanitation, improved access to education, health and nutrition and sustainable livelihood opportunities.

In addition, separately, saturation will be ensured for  PMJAY, Sickle Cell Disease Elimination, TB Elimination, 100% immunisation, PM Surakshit Matritva Yojana, PM Matru Vandana Yojana, PM Poshan, PM Jan Dhan Yojana etc.

15th instalment of PM-KISAN and other development initiatives

In a step that will showcase yet another example of the commitment of the Prime Minister towards the welfare of farmers, the 15th instalment amount of about Rs. 18,000 crores under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), will be released through direct benefits transfer to more than 8 crore beneficiaries. Under the scheme, till now, more than Rs. 2.62 lakh crores have been transferred to farmers accounts in 14 instalments.

Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of projects worth around Rs. 7200 crores in multiple sectors like rail, road, Education, Coal, Petroleum and Natural Gas.

The projects whose foundation stone will be laid by the Prime Minister include four laning of 52 km stretch of the Mahagama - Hansdiha section of NH133; four laning of 45 Km stretch of Basukinath - Deoghar section of NH114 A; KDH-Purnadih Coal Handling Plant; new academic and administrative building of IIIT Ranchi.

The projects that will be inaugurated and dedicated to the nation include the new campus of IIM Ranchi; the new Hostel of IIT ISM Dhanbad; the Petroleum Oil and Lubricants (POL) depot in Bokaro; several railway projects viz doubling of Hatia-Pakra Section, Talgaria - Bokaro Section, and Jarangdih-Patratu section. Further, the achievement of 100% Railway Electrification in Jharkhand State will also be dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister.


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