Massive ‘Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra’ 2023 to Supercharge Government Schemes Across India

On the occasion of Janjatiya Gaurav Divas i.e. November 15, 2023, commemorating the birth anniversary of tribal icon Birsa Munda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra in Khunti, Jharkhand. Five specially designed Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) Vans, conveying messages about the government’s flagship welfare programs, were dispatched to various Gram Panchayats with a significant tribal population in Khunti district and nearby areas. The government of India launched ‘Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra to ensure saturation of flagship government schemes. 

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Similar IEC vans were launched by prominent dignitaries, including Governors, Chief Ministers, Union Ministers, and Ministers of State, across 68 districts in the country with substantial tribal populations. This saturation drive, the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, will encompass all 2.7 lakh panchayats across the country. It commenced on November 15, 2023, and will run till January 26, 2024. 

Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra

In this article, we are going to talk about the government schemes that are going to talk about this year. All these schemes will be very important from the exam point of view and also for the people in general. We are going to discuss some of the schemes that will be talked about in this campaign. This campaign aims to ensure the full implementation of various schemes.

What is the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra ?

The “Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra” is a campaign launched on November 15, 2023, to disseminate public awareness about government welfare schemes at the grassroots level. This campaign will be running from November 15, 2023, to January 26, 2023. Under the campaign, awareness about the various government welfare schemes that have been launched in the last 9 years will be showcased. This will be done through the Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) Vans. These vans will run across all 68 districts of the country. Let’s talk about the scheme in detail. 

The initiative has been organized as a comprehensive project to saturate all schemes, reflecting the Prime Minister’s commitment to covering 100% of beneficiaries. This marks the largest-ever effort to reach every gram panchayat in the country, with over 2.5 lakh gram panchayats set to be covered over two months, involving vans, IEC vans, and the participation of various departments. Seventeen schemes have been identified for rural areas, and 17 different schemes for urban areas will be the focus of the yatra.

The initial focus of the yatra is on covering tribal populations, farmers, women, and youth, especially those residing in challenging terrains. The Prime Minister’s emphasis on doubling farmers’ income, the special attention given to women through the Nari Vandan Bill, and the focus on children, particularly during examinations, are key aspects of the yatra. The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, along with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, spearhead the yatra, with a specific focus on farmers, covering topics such as the Kisan Credit Card, the use of fertilizers, natural farming, and best farming practices.

Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra 2023 Key Highlights
Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra 2023 Launch DateNovember 15, 2023
Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra Official Website Viksit Sankalp Yatra Official Website 
Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra ObjectivesTo promote government welfare schemes across 68 districts in the country. 
Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra DurationNovember 15, 2023 to January 26, 2023
Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra Web Portal Hamara Sankalp Viksit Bharat
Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra Number of Schemes 17 schemes have been identified for Rural Areas, and,17 different schemes for Urban Areas 

Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra Objectives

The primary focus of the Yatra is to engage with communities, raise awareness, and facilitate the understanding and benefits of various welfare schemes, including sanitation facilities, essential financial services, electricity connections, access to LPG cylinders, housing for the underprivileged, food security, proper nutrition, reliable healthcare, and clean drinking water.

Specific concerns of Tribal areas, such as the Sickle Cell Anaemia Elimination Mission, enrollment in Eklavya Model Residential Schools, scholarship schemes, forest right titles (individual and community land), and Van Dhan Vikas Kendra organizing self-help groups, are also being addressed.

The IEC Vans have been specially branded and customized to disseminate information through audiovisuals, brochures, pamphlets, booklets, and flagship standees in Hindi and state languages. These materials showcase the major schemes, highlights, and achievements at the national, state, and district levels.

Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra

Various Jan Bhagidari events, including experience sharing by scheme beneficiaries, interactions with progressive farmers, celebrations of achievements of Gram Panchayats reaching 100% saturation of schemes, on-the-spot quiz competitions, drone demonstrations, health camps, and Mera Yuva Bharat volunteer enrollment, are integral components of the ground activities.

The Viksit Bharat Campaign, recognized as one of the largest outreach initiatives ever undertaken, aims to cover over 2.55 lakh Gram Panchayats and over 3,600 urban local bodies by January 25, 2024, encompassing every district in the country.

The entire campaign is meticulously planned and implemented with a ‘whole of Government’ approach, ensuring active participation and involvement of State Governments, District authorities, Urban Local Bodies, and Gram Panchayats.

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Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra Launch in Various States

  • In Jammu & Kashmir, the Viksit Sankalp Yatra commenced from the Budhal and Gurez areas of Rajouri and Bandipora districts, respectively. Despite the challenging conditions at 8,000 feet above sea level, locals, youth, Panchayat Raj institutions, and government officials attended the launch function. Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha participated in the event through video conferencing.
  • Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt Gen K T Patnaik (Retd) flagged off the IEC vans at Ziro in Lower Subansiri district. The launch function included beneficiaries of PM SVANidhi and PM Awas Yojana. The IEC vans will traverse Lower Subansiri, Tawang, and East Kameng districts, disseminating public awareness about government welfare schemes at the grassroots level. 
  • In Nagaland, the campaign was initiated at Indisen village in Dimapur district. In adjoining Assam, the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra was inaugurated at Baksa, Kokrajhar, and Karbi Anglong.
  • Governor of Maharashtra Shri Ramesh Bains and Chief Minister Shri Eknath Shinde attended the launch event in the tribal district of Nandurbar. 
  • Union Minister Shri Purshottam Rupala participated in the event in Dahod, Gujarat, while Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel flagged off the vans at Ambaji. 
  • Union Minister Bishweshwar Tudu initiated the Viksit Bharat campaign vans from Mayurbhanj district in Odisha.
  • In Andhra Pradesh, the Yatra was inaugurated by Governor S Abdul Nazeer in the Alluri Seetaram Raju district. 
  • In Tamil Nadu, Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Animal Husbandry & Fisheries Dr L Murugan launched the campaign in the Nilgiri district. 
  • Kerala Governor Shri Arif Mohammed Khan launched the campaign at Attapadi in Palakkad district. 
  • The campaign was also initiated on the Kavaratti island in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep.

On November 15, 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Singh Modi launched the “Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra”

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Hamara Sankalp Viksit Bharat Web Portal

Mr. Chandra also informed us about a dedicated web portal developed by NIC, MyGov, and NeGD called Viksit Bharat Sankalp. The portal allows people to participate, login, share experiences, upload photos and videos, and access information about the schemes. It serves as an all-in-one platform where written material, videos, and individual experiences can be shared.

Login to the Hamara Sankalp Viksit Bharat Web Portal Here

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List of Schemes Under Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra 

In the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, Seventeen schemes have been identified for rural areas, and 17 different schemes for urban areas will be the focus. Here is the complete list of the schemes that are focused on the upcoming yatra. 

Urban Areas

Name of the Scheme Name of the Ministry
PM SVANidhi Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs 
PM Vishwakarma Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises 
PM Ujjwala YojanaMinistry of Petroleum and Natural Gas 
PM Mudra LoanMinistry of Finance
Startup India,Department of Promotion of Industry and International Trade 
Standup IndiaDepartment of Promotion of Industry and International Trade 
Ayushman Bharat – PMJAYDepartment of Health and Family Welfare 
PM Awas Yojana (Urban)Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Urban)Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
PM eBus SewaMinistry of Housing & Urban Affairs
Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
PM Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi PariyojanaDepartment of Pharmaceuticals 
UJALA YojanaMinistry of Power
Saubhagya YojanaMinistry of Power
Digital Payment Infrastructure Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
Khelo IndiaMinistry of Youth Affairs and Sports 
RCS: UDAN Ministry of Civil Aviation
Vande Bharat Trains and Amrit Bharat Station Scheme Ministry of Railways 

Rural Areas

Ayushman Bharat – PMJAY Department of Health and Family Welfare
PM Garib Kalyan Anna YojanaDepartment of Food and Public Distribution
Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods MissionDepartment of Food and Public Distribution
PM Awas Yojana (Rural) Ministry of Rural Development 
PM Ujjwala YojanaMinistry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
PM VishwakarmaMinistry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
PM Kisan Samman NidhiDepartment of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare 
Kisan Credit Card (KCC) Department of Fisheries,  Department of A&FW, Department of AH&D 
PM Poshan AbhiyanMinistry of Women and Child Development
Har Ghar Jal – Jal Jeevan MissionDepartment of Drinking Water and Sanitation
Survey of villages and mapping with improvised technology in village areas (SVAMITVA) Ministry of Panchayati Raj 
Jan Dhan YojanaMinistry of Finance
Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana Ministry of Finance
Suraksha Bima YojanaMinistry of Finance
Atal Pension Yojana Ministry of Finance
PM PRANAM Department of Fertilizers
Nano Fertilizer Department of Fertilizers

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