Recently, the central government urged the state governments to convert “forest villages” to “revenue villages”. Which of the following statements is/are the correct about a revenue village?

  1. Revenue village is a small administrative region with defined borders
  2. It generally includes presence of basic facilities such as schools, health facilities, and public spaces

Select the correct option from codes given below:

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both are correct statements
The Central government asked the state governments to convert the forest villages into revenue villages to enable villagers get benefits of welfare schemes. The most significant difference in living standards of the tribals living in forest and revenue villages in India is that the tribals of the Forest villages have lived in the state of insecurity and bondage. The dwellers of Forest Villages can’t access various schemes of the state and central governments which are implemented on the basic level of revenue villages.

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