The Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram(PMJVK) earlier known as Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) is an area development programme implemented in identified Minority Concentration Areas (MCAs) of the country for the remaining period of 14th Finance Commission. The MCAs are relatively backward areas having substantial population of minority communities. These areas are identified as per Census, 2011 data related to backwardness indicators and population of all notified minority communities as a whole residing in the area. The objective of the scheme is to bring the identified MCAs at par with the national average by providing infrastructure related to education, skill, health etcin locations having the highest population of minority communities and make the assets available to the entire population living in the catchment area.
The list of the identified minority concentration Areas including those in the Northeastern States is available on the website of this Ministry at linkhttp:// www.minorityaffairs.gov.in/sites/default/files/PMJVK% 20Area%20Units%2024-05-18.pdf. Clusters of Villages are to be identified in consultation with the State Govt./UT administration concerned. Earlier, under the scheme of MsDP, 710 Minority Concentration Block, 66 Minority Concentration Towns and 13 Cluster of Villages were identified. The scheme has been restructured as Pradhan Mantri Jan VikasKaryakram (PMJVK) and area coverage has been extended to 870 Minority concentration Blocks and 321 Minority Concentration Towns. Besides 109 Minority Concentration Districts Headquarters have also been included for the first time under the scheme.
The number of the projects sanctioned for the Northeastern States since introduction of the programme along with their status is attached.