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Multi-sectoral Development Programme to be Renamed as Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram

The Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) has been renamed as Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK) by the CCEA (Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs).

  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has also approved continuation of the programme during the remaining period of the 14th Finance Commission (till 2020).
  • The restructured programme would provide better socio economic infrastructure facilities to the minority communities particularly in the field of education, health & skill development.
  • The area to be covered under 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram' would be 57 percent more as compared to the existing MsDP. 
  • Around 196 districts were covered under MsDP whereas 308 districts would be covered under PMJVK.
  • 80 percent of the resources under the PMJVK would be earmarked for projects related to education, health and skill development out of which 30-40% would be specifically allocated for women-centric projects.

Expected Questions

Question 1. What is the new name for the Multi-sectoral Development Programme?
Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK)

Question 2. Which Committee is constituted to review the economic trends of India?
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)

Question 3. Who is the Chairman of the CCEA (Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs)?
PM Narendra Modi
Multi-sectoral Development Programme to be Renamed as Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram Multi-sectoral Development Programme to be Renamed as Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on May 05, 2018 Rating: 5

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