District Rural Development Agency - Welfare Schemes

SCHEMES
1. Chief Minister’s Solar Powered Green House Scheme - Pasumai Veedugal Thittam – 2011-2012 & 2012-2013
2. Tamil Nadu Village Habitations Improvement (THAI) Scheme 2011-2012
3. Self Sufficiency Scheme
4. Member of Legislative Assembly Constituency Development (MLACDS)
5. Comprehensive School Infrastructure Development Scheme (CSIDS)
6. Rural Infrastructure scheme (RIS)
7. Rural Buildings Maintenance and Renovation Scheme (RBMRS)
8. Renovation of Integrated Sanitary Complex for Women – 2011-2012
9. Integrated Men Sanitary Complexes (IMSC) – 2012-2013
10. Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA)
11. Clean Village Campaign
12. Energising the street lights with solar power
Centrally Sponsored Schemes
13. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Emplyment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)
14. Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY)
15. Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)
16. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)
17. National Project on Biogas Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Chief Minister’s Solar Powered Green House Scheme - Pasumai Veedugal Thittam – 2011-2012 & 2012-2013
  • Each house will be about 300 Sq.ft., with an estimate of Rs.1,80,000/-
  • In which Rs.1,50,000/- for building construction and balance Rs.30,000/- for erecting solar power with 5 CFL lights.
  • All BPL members are eligible to construct the house under this scheme.
  • The house consists of One Living room, Bedroom, Kitchen, Toilet, verandah and water harvesting structure.
  • Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has implemented the solar powered home lighting system component.

In Hon’ble Chief Minister’s Solar Powered Green House Scheme 1043 houses has been taken up and all the houses are completed.

2011-2012 and 2012-2013

In 2011-2012 out of 1043 houses allotted 784 houses were allotted to Backward communities, 222 houses for SC/ST, 28 houses for minorities and 9 houses for differently abled persons.

Sl. No

Name of the Block

Houses allotted for
2011-2012

Houses allotted for  
2012-2013

1

Karur

332

205

2

Thanthoni

74

148

3

Aravakurichi

90

78

4

K.Paramathi

124

122

5

Kulithalai

71

67

6

Krishnarayapuram

84

173

7

Kadavur

126

126

8

Thogamalai

142

114

Total

1043

1033

For the financial year 2012-2013, 1033 houses are taken up in which 720 houses are allotted to BC community, 313 for SC and 29 houses for minorities and 16 for differently abled persons. Apart from this 20 houses are allotted for Transgenders and 23 houses for Nari Kuravars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Tamil Nadu Village Habitations Improvement (THAI) Scheme 2011-2012

Brief introduction for the scheme:-
Government introduced the flagship programme called Tamil Nadu Village Habitations Improvement (THAI) Scheme to overcome the bottlenecks in the uneven distribution of resources and to provide minimum basic infrastructure facilities to all the habitations with ‘Habitation’ as the unit of development.

The Government’s endeavor to improve the quality of life in rural areas, by providing necessary inputs like protected drinking water, sanitation, health facilities, quality education, all weather roads. etc.,

Works under THAI scheme are categorized into three components as tabulated below.

Sl. No

Minimum Basic Requirements

Additional Requirements

Other works

1.

Water Supply

Anganwadi Centres

Any other permitted works

2.

Street Lights

Public Distribution Shops

3.

Roads

SHG Buldings

4.

Burial Grounds

Threshing Floor

5.

Pathway to Burial Grounds

Play Ground

                        After filling the 5 minimum basic requirements in each habitation of the Village Panchayat, the additional requirements may be taken up based on the need. Any other required works other than the minimum basic requirements and additional requirements mentioned above may be taken up as other works.

  1. Detailed survey have been completed to ascertain the present status on the availability of basic needs and to assess the habitation wise requirement of basic infrastructure facilities.
  2. This scheme will be implemented continuously for 5 years starting from 2011-2012 to 2015-2016.
  3. In Karur District out of 157 Village Panchayat, number of Panchayats to be taken up in a year are as detailed below.

Sl. no

Year

-

No. of Panchayats

1

2011-2012

-

25 Panchayats

2

2012-2013

-

24 Panchayats

3

2013-2014

-

31 Panchayats

4

2014-2015

-

37 Panchayats

5

2015-2016

-

40 Panchayats

Total

-

157 Panchayats

  1. Fund allocation and Classification of Panchayat on the basis of number of habitations.

Sl. No

Habitation Range

Fund Allotted

No. of Village Panchayat

1.

Habitation above 25

Rs.50.00 Lakhs

15

2.

Habitation 16 to 25

Rs.40.00 Lakhs

41

3.

Habitation 5 to 15

Rs.30.00 Lakhs

87

4.

Habitation less than 5

Rs.20.00 Lakhs

14

 

Total

157

                  For the year 2011-2012 there are 677 habitations in 25 panchayats and fund allotted was Rs.1140.00 Lakhs. Out of total allocation 1 Panchayat was alloted Rs.30.00 Lakhs, 9 panchayats were allotted Rs.40.00 lakhs and 15 panchayats with Rs.50.00 lakhs. Overall 869 works were taken up as detailed below.


Sl. No

Name of the Block

Water supply

Street light

CC road

B.T road

Burial ground

1

Karur

1

59

21

6

-

2

Thanthoni

8

60

38

3

4

3

Aravakurichi

5

64

49

5

-

4

K.Paramathi

16

16

69

8

5

5

Kulithalai

4

4

13

2

4

6

Krishnarayapuram

31

83

54

4

2

7

Kadavur

18

42

16

3

8

8

Thogamalai

20

94

19

3

8

Total

103

422

279

34

31

      All 869 works were completed. So far Rs.1083.00 lakhs was released from Government and the same has been utilized.

Dovetailed Works:-
Apart from the fund allotted under THAI scheme through the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department, other scheme funds handled like MLACDS, MPLADS, Panchayat fund can be utilize for taking up other essential works in THAI village. 142 works to an estimate cost of Rs.419.36 Lakhs has been dovetailed for the year 2011-2012.
IEC:-
In order to reach the scheme for rural public THAI scheme advertisement board have been fixed in THAI implementing Panchayats.   25 Village Panchayat boards, 652 habitation boards and 405 THAI work detailed boards have been fixed to an estimate cost of Rs.33.330 Lakhs for the year 2011-2012. 

Tamil Nadu Village Habitations Improvement (THAI) Scheme 2012-2013

In Karur District during the year 2012-2013, 24 village panchayat and 438 Habitation were covered under THAI scheme. During the year Rs.920.00 Lakhs have been allotted. Out of the total allocation Rs.30.00 lakhs was allotted for 4 panchayats, Rs.40.00 Lakhs allotted for 20 panchayats. 672 works have been sanctioned as detailed below.

Category of works

Sl. No

Name of the Block

Water supply

Street light

CC road

B.T road

Burial ground

Others

Total

1

Karur

21

53

3

5

11

-

93

2

Thanthoni

4

26

5

4

1

-

40

3

Aravakurichi

26

78

8

6

1

-

119

4

K.Paramathi

22

40

11

9

2

-

84

5

Kulithalai

17

8

5

2

4

-

36

6

Krishnarayapuram

21

29

11

5

15

2

83

7

Kadavur

30

37

5

6

6

-

84

8

Thogamalai

15

93

7

6

12

-

133

Total

156

364

55

43

52

2

672

Dovetailed Works:-
Apart from the fund allotted under THAI scheme through the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department, other scheme funds handled like MLACDS, MPLADS, Panchayat fund can be utilize for taking up other essential works in THAI village. 18 works to an estimate cost of Rs.62.42 has been dovetailed for the year 2012-2013 and all the works are in progress.  Apart from this B.T road to an estimate cost of Rs.435.00 lakhs (22.58 Km) has been dovetailed.

IEC:-
In order to reach the scheme for rural public THAI scheme advertisement board have to be fixed in THAI implementing Panchayats.   24 Village Panchayat boards, 414 habitation boards and 294 THAI work detailed boards have to be fixed to an estimate cost of Rs.24.47 Lakhs for the year 2012-2013. 

Tamil Nadu Village Habitations Improvement (THAI) Scheme advance Action Plan for survey 2013-14 to 2015-16

As per the Commissioner of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Lr.No:THAI/7889/2012 Dated:10.10.2012 an action plan was prepared to conduct the survey for 2013-2014 to 2015-2016 as detailed below.


Sl.
No

THAI Habitations/ Villages and year

Deadline to complete the survey

Present Stage

1

2013-2014
437 Habitations of 31 Village Panchayats 

15.11.2012

Survey completed

2

2014-2015
400 Habitations of 37 Village Panchayats 

15.12.2012

Survey completed

3

2015-2016
222 Habitations of 40 Village Panchayats 

15.01.2012

Survey completed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Self Sufficiency Scheme

In order to encourage the self-reliant attitude of the rural community and their participation, the Government of Tamil Nadu has a novel scheme called Self Sufficiency Scheme. The scheme is being implemented both in rural and urban areas. The public shall contribute not less than one third of the estimated cost of the identified work.

Year

No of works taken up

Total  Estimate Amount
(in Lakhs)

2011-2012

93

609.56

2012-2013

28

111.88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Member of Legislative Assembly Constituency Development (MLACDS)

Brief introduction of the Scheme:-
Out of the allocation of Rs.2 Crores under MLACDS, an allocation of Rs.112.50 Lakhs should be earmarked for ‘tied component’ which is to be mandatorily earmarked for priority works. Out of the remaining ‘untied component of Rs.87.50 Lakhs, the MLAs can choose any works of their choice not falling within the ‘negative list’. An overall of 21% of the total allocation underMLACDS should be there for areas predominantly inhabited by ST/ST persons in rural and persons living in slums in urban areas.

MLACDS 2011-2012 & 2012-2013


Sl.
No

Constituency

Allotment  per year

2011-2012

2012-2013

Nos

Amount
(in Lakhs)

Nos

Amount
(in Lakhs)

1

Karur

200.00

53

258.16

66

203.19

2

Aravakurichi

200.00

116

180.94

103

186.72

3

Kulithalai

200.00

32

199.39

60

189.47

4

Krishnarayapuram

200.00

56

201.87

49

199.60

TOTAL

800.00

257

840.36

278

778.98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Comprehensive School Infrastructure Development Scheme (CSIDS)

Comprehensive School Infrastructure Development Scheme (CSIDS) was launched during 2011-2012 with an objective of providing basic infrastructure facilities like New Buildings, Kitchen Shed, Water Supply and Toilets etc. in the Panchayat Union Primary and Middle Schools in rural areas. Repairs and renovation of the existing facilities will also be taken up wherever necessary. This programme will be implemented in those Panchayat Union Schools located in Village Panchayats selected under Tamil Nadu Village Habitations Improvement “THAI” Scheme.

CSIDS – 2011-2012 & 2012-2013

Sl.No

Block Name

2011-2012

2012-2013

Taken Up

Estimate  Amount

Taken Up

Estimate  Amount

1

Karur

31

14.45

39

43.18

2

Thanthoni

51

37.55

23

24.31

3

Aravakurichi

12

6.12

24

17.09

4

K.Paramathi

3

2.55

14

16.42

5

Kulithalai

14

33.39

21

34.34

6

Krishnarayapuram

26

16.73

72

124.37

7

Kadavur

48

40.75

58

74.42

8

Thogamalai

25

26.33

48

74.17

Grand Total

210

177.85

299

408.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Rural Infrastructure scheme (RIS)

To bridge the existing gap in the physical infra-structure in rural areas, which is critical for sustainable economic development, the Government plans to implement the Rural Infrastructure Scheme with the twin aim of taking up of more roads for better rural connectivity and to stabilize the assets created under MGNREGS. Quality roads and better connectivity are important for maintaining the growth momentum. It has been proposed to provide ever habitation with a population of 500 and above with a black topped road and other habitations with an all weather road. 

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is being implemented in all the Blocks of Karur District. At present, various works such as desilting of ponds, ooranies, channels and formation of roads are being undertaken under MGNREGS which are directly executed through the people without the involvement of contractors and machineries. Rural Infrastructure works which require material components and use of machinery are not taken up under MGNREGS. Hence, there is a need of stabilization of the assets created under MGNREGS. Rural infrastructure scheme will serve the dual purpose of improving rural roads network and stabilizing the assets created through MGNREGS.

Works that are permitted under Rural Infrastructure scheme will be classified into two components.

  1. Road Component
  2. Assets created under MGNREGS stabilization Component.

Out of the District allocation, 2/3rd of the funds shall be utilized for road works and 1/3rd of the funds for the stabilization of MGNREGS assets

RIS – ROADS – 2011-2012 & 2012-2013


Sl. NO

 Name of the Block

2011-2012

2012-2013

Taken Up

Estimate  Amount

Taken Up

Estimate  Amount

1

Karur

1

10.75

1

28.30

2

Thanthoni

3

37.04

5

41.10

3

K.Paramathi

2

34.30

2

34.30

4

Aravakurichi

2

34.51

2

25.57

5

Kulithalai

1

21.98

1

24.42

6

Thogamalai

4

33.10

5

37.08

7

Kadavur

3

34.30

3

38.00

8

Krishnarayapuram

3

52.62

3

59.51

Grand Total

19

258.60

22

288.28

 

ii)         Stabilisation of MGNREGS Work – 2011-2012 & 2012-2013


Sl. NO

 Name of the Block

2011-2012

2012-2013

Taken Up

Estimate  Amount

Taken Up

Estimate  Amount

1

Karur

10

17.47

6

16.85

2

Thanthoni

3

21.34

3

19.80

3

K.Paramathi

15

19.75

14

19.05

4

Aravakurichi

13

13.25

11

13.35

5

Kulithalai

4

12.67

4

12.21

6

Thogamalai

4

19.07

12

18.88

7

Kadavur

3

19.70

2

19.06

8

Krishnarayapuram

8

25.66

9

24.73

Grand Total

60

148.91

61

143.93

 

 

 

 

 

7. Rural Buildings Maintenance and Renovation Scheme (RBMRS)

Rural Buildings Maintenance and Renovation Scheme (RBMRS) was introduced with an objective of maintaining the assets of rural Local Bodies. Continuous and proper maintenance of the buildings should be done so as to have the full utilization of the assets created. Hence, this Government has decided to implement the programme of RBMRS. During the Year 2012-2013 priority was given to renovate Over Head Tank (OHT) and Ground Level Reservoirs (GLR) under this scheme. An estimate amount of rupees 85.83 Lakhs was sanctioned for 293 works.

Sl. No.

Block Name

OHT

GLR

Total

1

Karur

13

2

15

2

Thanthoni

38

24

62

3

Aravakurichi

0

24

24

4

K.Paramathi

24

51

75

5

Kulithalai

28

2

30

6

Krishnarayapuram

44

6

50

7

Kadavur

9

8

17

8

Thogamalai

17

3

20

Grand Total

173

120

293

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Renovation of Integrated Sanitary Complex for Women – 2011-2012

In 2011 Hon’ble Chief Minister gave direction to renovate all the Integrated women sanitary complexes (IWSC) immediately and put into use. In Karur district 220 Integrated women sanitary complex were renovated (detailed below) at an estimate cost of Rs.231.520 Lakhs.

As announced by the Government in every sanitary complex, 1 toilet in provided for differently abled person (Western Toilet, Side Handle) and dress hanger, place for soap case and mirror has been provided in the bathrooms. To safeguard the sanitary complex, BDO’s are instructed to provide fencing around the complex. So far complexes are covered with fencing.

Sl. No

Name of the Union

No. of complexes

Estimate amount in Rs.

1.

Karur

38

3958500

2.

Thanthoni

24

2495000

3.

Aravakurichi

20

2186000

4.

K.Paramathi

36

3104000

5.

Kulithalai

15

1673500

6.

Krishnarayapuram

39

4996000

7.

Kadavur

22

1830000

8.

Thogamalai

26

2909000

Total

220

23152000

For each complex user a group is formed to maintain the sanitary complex and a separate bank account was opened. An amount of Rs.20 is being collected from the user families and remitted into the account. This amount is utilized for day today expenditure like purchase of soap, brush and dettol etc. Further donations are also collected from the donors, private institutions reputed firms for the maintenance.

Block level committee meeting is conducted once in a month and District level committee meeting under the Chairmanship of District Collector is conducted once in a quarter to review the problems, and further needs of sanitary complexes. Awareness has been created among the rural people and motivated to use the toilet and educated through short film.  Apart from this as per the instruction of Managing Director, Tamilnadu corporation for women development, Chennai, officials from various departments are involved in the scheme and they are been instructed to inspect the sanitary complexes and submit report on its functioning regularly.

Repairs such as motor repair, pipeline repairs and bulbs damaged identified during the inspection by the Zonal officers and Block level TSC coordinator are taken up for repairs and rectified immediately to ensure continuous usage of sanitary complex.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Integrated Men Sanitary Complexes (IMSC) – 2012-2013

On 09.04.2012 in the Legislative Assembly Hon’ble Minister for Municipal Administration and Rural Development announced a proposal to construct 2 IMSC in each Block. As per G.OM.S No:99 RD & Pt.raj, Dated:22.10.2012 and Commissioner of rural development and Panchayat Raj Lr.No:TSC-1/28178/2012 Dated:29.11.2012 administrative sanction were given for 16 IMSC in Karur District.

Sl. No

Name of the Block

Name of the Village Panchayat

Name of the Habitation

No. of Complexes

1.

Karur

1. Vangal Kuppuchipalayam

V.Pasupathypalayam

1

2. Kathaparai

V.Pasupathypalayam A.D. Colony

1

2.

Thanthoni

1. Andankovil (E)

Periyar Nagar

1

2. Mookanankurichi

Thammanaickanpatti A.D. Colony

1

3.

Aravakurichi

1. Velambadi

Soundarapuram

1

2. Nagampalli Lingathuparai

Valluvar Nagar

1

4.

K.Paramathi

1.  Pavithiram

Christian Colony

1

2. Munnur

Munnur

1

5.

Kulithalai

1. Iranayamangalam

Valayapatti

1

2. Kumamangalam

Kumaramangalam

1

6.

Krishnarayapuram

1. Sengal

Keeladai

1

2. Panchapatti

Keelapanchapatti

1

7.

Kadavur

1. Tharagampatti

Tharagampatti

1

2. Kadavur

Kadavur

1

8.

Thogamalai

1. Kalugur

A.Udayapatti

1

2. Thogamalai

Bus stand

1

Total

16

 

 

 

 

 

10. Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA)

Encouraged by the success of NGP, the TSC is being renamed as “Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan”. The objective is to accelerate the sanitation coverage in the rural areas so as to comprehensively cover the rural community through renewed strategies and saturation approach.

Main Objectives of NBA are:-
a) Bring about an improvement in the general quality of life in the rural areas.
b) Accelerate sanitation coverage in rural areas to achieve the vision of Nirmal Bharat by 2022 with all Gram Panchayats in the country attaining Nirmal status.
c) Motivate communities and Panchayat Raj Institutions promoting sustainable sanitation facilities through awareness creation and health education.
d) To cover the remaining schools not covered under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Anganwadi Centres in the rural areas with proper sanitation facilities and undertake proactive promotion of hygienic education and sanitary habits among students.
e) Encourage cost effective and appropriate technologies for ecologically safe and sustainable sanitation.
f) Develop community managed environmental sanitation systems focusing on solid & liquid waste management for overall cleanliness in the rural areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Clean Village Campaign

Government launched “Clean Village Campaign” in 2003 to create a momentum to bring about a sanitary revolution in the State. The Clean Village Campaign encompassed all activities taken up in the village for environmental sanitation. 
The components of Clean Village Campaign: 

  1. Eliminating the practice of open defecation
  2. Water  conservation  and waste water re- use
  3.  Solid waste management 
  4.  Night soil based Biogas plant 

The Village Panchayats with 100% sanitation coverage in individual households, schools and were free from open defecation with clean environment through solid waste management and water conservation and also the provision of rain water harvesting in all the  houses, were eligible to be nominated for a cash award of Rs.5.00 lakhs by the State. The Government disbursed awards every year to 15 such Village Panchayats as a “Cash and Recognition Incentive”.

 

 

 

 

 

12. Energising the street lights with solar power

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) is the implementing agency at State level.  20,000 lights will be energized during the current year with the following components.

  1. Stand alone new Street lights with Solar Power should be installed in the places of burial ground, pathway to burial ground, and remote places where there is no electricity facility.
  2.  New Street lights will be energized with Solar Power using 500w centralized solar power plant for every 10 street lights.
  3. Existing Street lights will be energized with Solar Power using 500 w centralised solar power plant for every 10 Street lights in a row.
  4. Priority should be given for the habitations / Panchayats in which Tamil Nadu Habitations improvement Scheme (THAI) is implemented.

Energisation of Street Lights with solar power - 2012-13


Total No. of Street Lights available in the District

No. of Solar Lights allocated to the District

Category wise allotment

Stand alone Street Lights

New Street lights with central plant

Replacement of existing lights with central plant

34661

380

20

20

340

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Emplyment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)

Differently-Abled persons and MGNREGS (GO No.52 dt.25.06.2012)

  1. Differently-Abled persons with 40% of disability and above 18 years of age are provided with job card.

Special activities

  1. Watermen / water women at the worksite, who can distribute water to the workers
  2. Caretaker to look after the children
  3. Assisting the caretaker for every 5 child one additional assistant can be employed.
  4. Assisting the worksite facilitator in premarking (if the No. of worker is above 100 then 1 disable person shall be permitted to assist the worksite facilitator).
  5. If they are engaged in earth work, 50% of out turn, compare to that of  normal person, entitles them the full wage of Rs.132/- .

Engaging disabled workers in regular Earth work
For engaging the disabled persons in the earthwork related activities the following guidelines may be followed.

  1. The Differently-abled persons who are able to carry out physical work can be utilized for Earth work related activities like Jungle Clearance, Desilting work, planting and refilling, Watering.
  2. In the worksite(s) where the number of disabled persons are less in number then they must be engaged only in the special activities enlisted above in para 3 and in para 4(i).
  3. In the worksite(s) where the number of disabled workers are high then they can be engaged in earthwork.  In such cases they can be grouped into group of 5 or 10 and the premarking shall be done only for 50% of quantity earmarked for regular workers.

Considering the physical / mental limitations of these workers, they may be allowed intermittent rest / break during the working hours and the workers may be permitted to leave once they complete the required out turn before time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY)

The objective of the scheme is construction of free houses to members of the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes, freed bonded labourers in rural areas and also to non SC/ST Rural poor people living below the poverty line. Beneficiaries are selected from the Below-the-Poverty-Line (BPL) list approved by the Grama Sabha. At least 60% of the total lAY allocation during a financial year should be utilized for construction of dwelling units for SC/ST BPL households. A maximum 40% of allocation is for non-SC/ST BPL rural households. 3% of the above categories should be allocated for physically and mentally challenged persons. Government of India has also asked the States to earmark 15% of the beneficiaries from amongst the minorities. It is funded by the Centre and the State in the ratio of 75:25.

Sl. NO

 Name of the Block

2011-2012

2012-2013

Taken Up

Estimate  Amount

Taken Up

Estimate  Amount

1

Karur

306

306.00

341

341.00

2

Thanthoni

296

296.00

395

395.00

3

K.Paramathi

269

269.00

348

348.00

4

Aravakurichi

224

224.00

297

297.00

5

Kulithalai

440

440.00

386

386.00

6

Thogamalai

231

231.00

281

281.00

7

Kadavur

411

411.00

458

458.00

8

Krishnarayapuram

512

512.00

473

473.00

Grand Total

2689

2689.00

2979

2979.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

15. Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)

The objective of this Scheme is to fill the gaps existing in the provision of infrastructure through various Central and State schemes thereby enabling wholesome development. A sum of Rs.5 crore is allotted per Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha) per year for taking up developmental works identified by the concerned M.P. In the case of Lok Sabha, the scheme is implemented in the districts falling within the constituency of the concerned MP. In the case of Rajya Sabha, the MP can suggest works in one or more districts within the State from which he is elected. As far as the nominated MPs are concerned, they can suggest works anywhere in India. The District Collector gives administrative sanction for the works.

Year

Physical & Financial Target.

Total No. of works taken

Estimate amount
(Rs. In Lakhs)

2011-2012

155

686.10

2012-2013

129

661.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

16. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)

Rural Road Connectivity is not only a key component of Rural Development by promoting access to economic and social services and thereby generating increased agricultural incomes and productive employment opportunities in India, it is also as a result, a key ingredient in ensuring sustainable poverty reduction. Notwithstanding the efforts made, over the years, at the State and Central levels, through different Programmes, about 40% of the Habitations in the country are still not connected by All-weather roads. It is well known that even where connectivity has been provided, the roads constructed are of such quality (due to poor construction or maintenance) that they cannot always be categorised as All-weather roads.

With a view to redressing the situation, Government have launched the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana on 25th December, 2000 to provide all-weather access to unconnected habitations. The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) is a 100% Centrally Sponsored Scheme.

The primary objective of the PMGSY is to provide Connectivity, by way of an All-weather Road (with necessary culverts and cross-drainage structures, which is operable throughout the year), to the eligible unconnected Habitations in the rural areas, in such a way that all Unconnected Habitations with a population of 1000 persons and above are covered and all Unconnected Habitations with a population of 500 persons and above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

17. National Project on Biogas Development

Biogas is a clean and efficient fuel. It contains about 65 per cent methane, about 34 percent carbon dioxide and traces of other gases, such as hydrogen sulphide and ammonia. Biogas is produced when organic materials, such as cattle dung, are digested in the absence of air, in `Biogas Plant'.

The Central Sector Scheme on National Biogas and Manure Management Programme, which mainly caters to setting up of family type biogas plants, has been under implementation since 1981-82. National Biogas and Manure Management Programme provides for central subsidy in fixed amounts.