DDC Rajouri discusses modalities for formulation of Integrated tribal Villages Development Plan

Rajouri: District Development Commissioner Rajouri, Rajesh Kumar Shavan today chaired a meeting of the concerned Officers to discuss and finalise the strategy for the formulation of the Integrated Village Development Plan under special assistance for Tribal Development, based on gap analysis.

The meeting was attended by ADDC, Pawan Kumar; CPO, Mohammad Khurshid; SE Jal Shakti Department, JP Singh; CEO RDA, Vivek Puri; Dy DEO, Parveen Akhter; ACD, Sushil Khajuria; PO ICDS, Kartar Singh; CEO Education, Gulzar Hussain; DSEO, Bilal Rashid Mir; CMO, Dr. Shamin Un Nissa Bhatti; ExEn PWD Rajouri, Maqbool Hussain; ExEn Jal Shakti Rajouri, Mushtaq Ahmed; ExEn PDD Rajouri, Narotam Kumar and other concerned officers.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Integrated Village Development Scheme envisages multiple objectives including ensuring adequate Infrastructure, improvement in Socio-economic indicators, Flexibility for focussed interventions, welfare and development, Capacity building of PRIs, enhancing capacity to avail opportunities and securing rights, protection against exploitation and equitable development.

While speaking at the meeting, the District Development Commissioner said for the socio-economic development of the tribal communities and to overcome the developmental deficit in the areas inhabited by the tribal populations, the Integrated Village Development Scheme was launched.

“The scheme is being implemented by the Tribal Affairs Department in coordination with the Rural Development Department and district administration”, the District Development Commissioner added.

Parameters including qualitative survey of the selected villages and others on which the plan formulation and procedure is to be adopted for village prioritisation were discussed in detail during the meeting.

The meeting was informed that Plan formulation and village prioritization will be done on 55 different monitorable parameters in 14 different sectors.

These include 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.

The District Development Commissioner informed that as many as 82 villages of the district have been selected for integrated village development plan and asked the concerned officers to prepare a suitable plan keeping in view the needs of the tribal population.

The District Development Commissioner directed the concerned officers to conduct a qualitative survey in the selected villages to assess developmental needs of the tribal population and submit the necessary report in this regard in one week.

The District Development Commissioner directed the concerned officers to organise special gram sabhas and ensure cent percent involvement of the PRIs and public in the plan formulation process. He also asked them to submit the plan in fifteen days.