Taking a meeting of the Rural Development Department at the Secretariat, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said that an amount of Rs 130 crore would be arranged for fencing in the hilly districts of the state to protect agriculture and horticulture from wild animals. Mukhyamantri Gram Sadak Yojana will be started for expansion of roads in rural areas of the state. Like the Prime Minister’s Vibrant Village Program, some villages on the Nepal border will be identified and developed under the Chief Minister’s Frontier Area Development Scheme in the state. Under the PM Vibrant Village Programme, four villages Niti, Mana, Malari and Gunji have been identified along the state’s border with China. On this occasion, the Chief Minister also released the quarterly magazine Aajeevika Darpan.
- Rs 130 crore will be arranged for fencing in the hilly districts of the state to protect agriculture and horticulture from wild animals – Chief Minister
- Mukhyamantri Gram Sadak Yojana will be started for expansion of roads in rural areas.
- Some villages will be identified and developed under the Chief Minister’s Frontier Area Development Scheme.
- Along with promoting local products, arrangements should be made for their online marketing.
- The Chief Minister took a meeting of the Rural Development Department at the Secretariat.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami instructed the officials in the meeting that under the Amrit Sarovar Yojana, now the target of making 1200 more Amrit Sarovars has been achieved, attention should also be paid to how the livelihood of the people can be increased through these. They should also be linked to fisheries. He said that a proposal should be brought soon to increase the amount of Rs 48,000 being given to the beneficiaries under Pashu Baad. Agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry should be promoted more rapidly in the state. Work on apple and kiwi should be done in mission mode. The Chief Minister himself will review it every 15 days.
The Chief Minister said that by promoting horticulture in the state, efforts should be made to rapidly increase the economy of the people. Apart from promoting the local products of the state, he also gave instructions for arranging their proper online marketing. The Chief Minister said that under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin, it should also be ensured that work is done speedily in the residual housing construction works relative to the target. He also emphasized on working in a planned manner to make 1.25 lakh women members of the groups as Lakhpati Didis by the year 2025 as per the target of the state government. The Chief Minister said that special attention should be paid to the construction of the buildings being constructed by various departments and functional organizations in mountain style. Those whose compensation has not yet been paid under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, it should be done soon.
It was informed in the meeting that Amrit Sarovar Yojana under MNREGA, Uttarakhand is first in Aadhaar seeding and third in timely payment among centrally sponsored schemes. Under the National Rural Livelihood Mission, Uttarakhand is at first place in budget allocation/approval, revolving fund and community investment fund (RF & CIF) and second place in Lakhpati Didi survey. Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin, Uttarakhand is at fifth place in the country.
It was informed in the meeting that under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana in the last five years, 11621 km has been constructed in the state at a cost of 5838 crores. Roads were constructed and 875 habitations were connected. From the establishment of the state of Uttarakhand till 2017, a total of 1310 works of 10243 km were sanctioned and 955 habitations were connected under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana in the state at a cost of Rs 3994 crore. Whereas since 2017, a total of 1468 works of 10034 km have been approved in the state at a cost of Rs 6375 crore and 875 habitations have been connected. In the last 05 years, 5.5 lakh families were linked with employment every year under MNREGA in the state. 56 percent of the jobs were given to women. Under the livelihood package, 13500 families were connected with livelihood resources. Under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihood Mission, 3.49 lakh families were organized into 52613 groups in the last 05 years. Revolving Fund was distributed to 38882 groups, CIF funds were distributed to 23952 groups. 29289 group members were dressed as Lakhpati Didi.
In the meeting, Rural Development Minister Ganesh Joshi, Additional Chief Secretary Radha Raturi, Secretary B.V.R.C. Purushottam, Commissioner Rural Development Anand Swaroop, Additional Secretary Nitika Khandelwal, Udayraj, Arunendra Chauhan, Yogendra Yadav and officers of Rural Development Department were present.