Financial Inclusion Plan
Developmental Projects (Page 1, Page 2, Page 3
& Page 4 )
Blockwise detailed NGO Activity Report
Blockwise Self Help Group Activity Report
Reports of October 2007
(A) Centrally Sponsored Schemes: -
NATIONAL RURAL EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE
RASHTRIYA SAM VIKAS YOJANA (NOW BAKWARD
REGIONS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE)
INDIRA AWAS YOJANA
SWARNA JAYANTI GRAM SWAROJGAR YOJANA
PRADHAN MANTRI GRAM SADAK YOJANA
WATERSHED PROGRAMMES (HARIYALI)
(B) Centrally Assisted Schemes:-
Latehar district being a predominantly tribal district comes
under the Scheduled Area. Therefore, the Govt. of India provides special assistance under
article 275 (I) of the Constitution of India and various other heads. Project Office known
as Micro Economic Socio Organisation (MESO) was created to implement schemes under
Integrated Tribal Development Programme in Tribal Sub-Plan.
(C) State Sponsored Schemes:-
Under State Sponsored Scheme apart from health, education
irrigation schemes, other schemes under state govt. in this district viz. C.M.G.S.Y.
(Chief Minister Gram Setu Yojana) and M.L.A. /M.L.C. Schemes are being implemented. The
basic objective of C.M.G.S.Y. is to provide connectivity of villages to panchayats and
panchayats to block headquarters by constructing bridges. Birsa Munda Awas Yojana for PTGs
and Deen Dayal Awas Yojana in the pattern of IAY are being implemented. Mukhyamantri
Kanyadan Yojana is another ambitious scheme benefiting the village folk.
DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES BY DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION
Its a well
known fact that we do not have local self government at the grass root level for almost
three decades. To fill the gap, the administration has started allotting the execution
works to S.H.G.s in general and women S.H.G.s in particular with the consent of Gram
Sabhas. Under the Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojana, more than 250 Anganwadi Centre buildings and
more than 150 Primary School buildings are being built by the women S.H.G.s. Similarly
under NREGS and SCA schemes, Women SHGs, Water Users Societies and NGOs have been
given the execution work.
Similarly, authority has been devolved to local traditional
village head. In the absence of local self govt., steps have been taken to empower the
traditional tribal village chieftains. Thus the local Gram Sabhas headed by Manaki Mundas,
Manjhis, Mahto etc. have been strengthened through fresh Gazette notification in the
District Gazette. These traditional chieftains have been given financial teeth by
empowering them to settle their local sands deposits. They have been given important roles
in the selection, implementation and monitoring of local development schemes.
It is to be noted that these individuals, institutions or
organizations, whether they are Gram Pradhans or Gram Sabhas or S.H.G.s or N.G.O.s, they
have joined the participation process of development in the mainstream system, they will
neither be attracted nor will they permit their wards to disso late from the mainstream.
Further, whenever the elections for PRIs will take place, these persons and institutions
will be the major stakeholders. In other way it can be said that capacity building process
is going on before the PRIs election, which would certainly strengthen the democratic
process at the grass root level.
The District Administration has also initiated a unique programme
of quality fish breeding. Thus, all such families of SC and ST, who are living below
poverty line, have been invited to construct fish ponds on their personal land with govt.
help. Such fish hatcheries would not alienate the land rights of the landlords and would
give unhindered rights of fish production. The beneficiaries of this scheme are being
provided specialized training by the experts of National Fisheries Research Institute,
Barrackpore (W.B). This scheme has gone a long way in the socio- economic upliftment of
the rural poor whose recurring income has increased and buying power strengthened.
There are 19 High Schools, 1224 Middle and Primary Schools, one
Model High School at Netarhat (Mahuadanr Block), One Govt. Polytechnic and one Jawahar
Navodaya Vidyalaya, 05 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas and 10 Residential schools for
S.C/S.T. students in Latehar district. Latehar became the first district in Jharkhand
where cooked mid-day meal scheme was initiated in 200 selected primary schools comprising
20,782 enrolled students in December 2003. Now all 1224 primary schools, including all EGS
centres and all minority schools, comprising 1, 37,000 students in January 2006 have been
covered under this scheme and going on successfully. With this the one fourth of total
population of district has been brought under the umbrella of mid day meal scheme. Each of
these Schools has been provided with Kitchen Sheds for cooking and storage purpose and the
same has been constructed by utilizing development funds. Mother Committee Sarswati
Vahini, comprising all the mothers of students of the school and where one of the
mothers of the children becomes convener of the committee and supervises the successful
implementation of the scheme at the school.
It is also to be noted that Latehar district is a part of Palamau
Division, which is very infamous for so-called starvation deaths and acute malnutrition
standard and it had been the poignant issue for extremists to make people hostile towards
government and administration.
After introduction of mid day meal schemes even at the remotest
part of the district, nutrition standard of the children has improved to a great extent.
Its also to be noted that absenteeism of the schoolteachers
was very high in the district, but after the implementation of the scheme it has come down
to less than 10%.
MDM became the boon for administration, because the district
launched the programme in a campaign mode and all the field officers and employees,
irrespective of their official assignments, played instrumental role in introduction,
implementation and monitoring of the scheme. During this process, they could sneak through
to those so-called forbidden areas, where they could have never thought to visit for
monitoring of their departmental programmes.
Now not a single village is untouched by the administration and
not a single right meaning government employee has been obstructed by the extremists in
performance of his or her duties.
Programme, total no of 649 Anganawari Centers are functioning in this district out of
which none of the Anganwari Centres is building less. Recently 207 more Anganwari Centres
have been sanctioned, for which construction of building and selection of AWCs will take
place very soon. Cooked meal is being provided in two projects of the district and the
result has been very encouraging. All projects will be covered very soon under the cooked
district, 101 P.H.C.s, 7 Primary Health Centres and One Sub-divisional Hospital are
functioning and none of the health centres is building less.