Central government has released State Wise PVTG List 2023-24 at the official website tribal.nic.in. You can download India PVTG List PDF to check the names of 75 particularly vulnerable tribal groups. A new PM Janman scheme or PTVG Development Mission has been approved by Union cabinet on 28 November 2023 for tribal welfare. Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan is aimed at holistic development of PVTG's in India. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that PM JANMAN - PVTG Development Mission would be implemented with an outlay of Rs. 24,000 crore. 

State Wise PVTG List in India 

  • Andhra Pradesh including Telangana - 1. Bodo Gadaba 2. Bondo Poroja 3. Chenchu 4. Dongria Khond 5. Gutob Gadaba 6. Khond Poroja 7. Kolam 8. Kondareddis 9. Konda Savaras 10. Kutia Khond 11. Parengi Poroja 12. Thoti
  • Bihar including Jharkhand - 13. Asurs 14. Birhor 15. Birjia 16. Hill Kharia 17. Korwas 18. Mal Paharia 19. Parhaiyas 20. Sauria Paharia 21. Savar
  • Gujarat - 22. Kathodi 23. Kotwalia 24. Padhar 25. Siddi 26. Kolgha
  • Karnataka - 27. Jenu Kuruba 28. Koraga
  • Kerala - 29. Cholanaikayan (a section of Kattunaickans) 30. Kadar 31. Kattunayakan 32. Kurumbas 33. Koraga
  • Madhya Pradesh including Chhattisgarh - 34. Abujh Marias 35. Baigas 36. Bharias 37. Hill Korbas 38. Kamars 39. Saharias 40. Birhor
  • Maharashtra - 41. Katkaria (Kathodia) 42. Kolam 43. Maria Gond
  • Manipur - 44. Marram Nagas
  • Orissa - 45. Birhor 46. Bondo 47. Didayi 48. Dongria-Khond 49. Juangs 50. Kharias 51. Kutia Kondh 52. Lanjia Sauras 53. Lodhas 54. Mankidias 55. Paudi Bhuyans 56. Soura 57. Chuktia Bhunjia
  • Rajasthan - 58. Seharias
  • Tamil Nadu - 59. Kattu Nayakans 60. Kotas 61. Kurumbas 62. Irulas 63. Paniyans 64. Todas
  • Tripura - 65. Reangs
  • Uttar Pradesh including Uttarakhand - 66. Buxas 67. Rajis
  • West Bengal - 68. Birhor 69. Lodhas 70. Totos
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands - 71. Great Andamanese 72. Jarawas 73. Onges 74. Sentinelese 75. Shom Pens
India PVTG List PDF has names of 75 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups in a state wise format which you can download from the link mentioned here - https://tribal.nic.in/ST/StatewisePvTGsList.pdf

PM Janman Scheme 2023-24 Approved by Union Cabinet 

Union Cabinet approves the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM-JANMAN) designed to provide support to tribal communities with a budget of Rs. 24,000 crore. PM Janman Scheme 2023-24 aims at uplifting 75 tribal communities identified as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) across 18 states, 1 Union Territory, 220 districts, and 22,000+ villages. This initiative is projected to benefit approximately 28,16,000 tribal individuals.

India’s Scheduled Tribe (ST) population stands at 10.45 crore according to the 2011 census, with 75 communities in 18 states and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands classified as PVTGs. During the commemoration of Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas in Khunti, Jharkhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the "Pradhan Mantri Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PM PVTG) Development Mission".

Crucial Interventions in PM Janman Yojana

PM Janman Scheme or PVTG Development Mission aims to provide crucial interventions such as:-
  • Permanent housing,
  • Road connectivity, 
  • Piped water supply,
  • Mobile medical units, 
  • Hostel construction, 
  • Anganwadi facilities, 
  • Skill development centres, 
  • Electricity connections,
  • Solar street lighting, 
  • Bandhan Vikas Kendra, and 
  • Mobile towers. 
Aligning existing schemes like PM Awas Yojana (PMAY), Grameen Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), and the health mission aims to encompass all eligible beneficiaries. These interventions fall under the purview of nine key ministries responsible for health, livelihoods, tribal affairs, and telecom, among others.

Moreover, ministries like Ayush and skill development and entrepreneurship will offer additional support. The ministry of Ayush intends to establish Ayush Wellness Centers and extend Ayush facilities through mobile medical units. Concurrently, the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship plans to provide skill and vocational training in PVTG habitations and hostels.

Out of the ₹24,100 crore budget for the scheme, ₹15,336 crore will come from the central government while ₹8,768 crore will come from the states.

PVTG Development Mission Coverage

Pradhan Mantri Modi has started a new PVTG development mission which is a first-of-its-kind initiative and is a huge step towards the empowerment of tribals. In the 2023-24 budget, the scheme was announced to improve the socio-economic conditions of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups. 

There are 75 PVTG in 18 states and 1 union territory living in 22,544 villages spread across 220 districts having a population of around 28 lakhs. These tribes stay in scattered, remote and inaccessible habitations, often in forest areas and hence the mission has been planned to saturate PVTG families and habitations with basic facilities. It would include road and telecom connectivity, electricity, safe housing, clean drinking water and sanitation, improved access to education, health and nutrition, and sustainable livelihood opportunities.

The PVTG Development mission will be implemented through the convergence of 11 interventions of nine ministries under a host of existing welfare programmes covering rural roads, rural housing and drinking. Some scheme norms will be relaxed to cover these remote habitations. In addition, saturation coverage will be ensured for Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna, Sickle Cell disease elimination, TB elimination, 100% immunisation, PM Surakshit Matritva Yojana, PM Matru Vandana Yojana, PM Poshan and PM Jan Dhan Yojana, among others.

Quick Facts on Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups

  • How many PVTGs are there in India - 75
  • Name of State with highest number of PVTG in India - Orissa
  • How many PVTG in Telangana - There are 12 PVTG in Andhra Pradesh (including Telangana)
Check State Wise PVTG in India using the link - https://tribal.nic.in/downloads/PVTG/State-wise%20List%20of%20PVTGs.pdf