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Apart from the development of the rural areas, the J & K government has focused on tribal villages. Central government has provided a lot of funds for the infrastructural development in these tribal villages.

The IVDS is focused on building rural capabilities and mechanisms and an end to end strategy which caters to the need for analysis and implementation of the project, along the lines of a participatory approach, tribal development department said.

The initiative is to create opportunities for gainful self-employment for rural families especially disadvantaged sections, ensuring sustainable livelihood, enriched environment, improved quality of life and good human values. This is being achieved through development research, effective use of local resources, an extension of appropriate technologies and up gradation of skills and capabilities with community participation.

An official of the Tribal Affairs department said that plan formulation and village prioritization was done on 55 different monitorable parameters in 14 different sectors. These included Health and Nutrition, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Education, Housing, Livelihood, Electric Supply, Road Connectivity, Mobile/Internet Connectivity, Farm and Non-Farm activities, Market Interventions, Skill and Entrepreneurship, Financial Inclusion, Social Security and Digitisation.

To train the key functionaries for better implementation of the scheme, the Tribal Department initiated training programmes for field functionaries involved in the formulation of Village Development Plans.

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