Chief Secretary Satya Gopal taking stock of the Annual Action Plan submitted by the Deputy Commissioners emphasized on beneficiary oriented projects, and doubling of income of the farmers through BADP.
Under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Satya Gopal, the 36th State Level Screening Committee (SLSC) meeting on Border Area Development Programme (BADP) was held at the Conference Hall of Chief Secretary at Civil Secretariat, Itanagar today. Ministry of Home Affairs has conveyed a tentative allocation for an amount of Rs. 65.489 Crore (with 10 per cent State’s share) for 2019-20 under BADP for Arunachal Pradesh.
Chief Secretary Satya Gopal taking stock of the Annual Action Plan submitted by the Deputy Commissioners emphasized on beneficiary oriented projects, and doubling of income of the farmers through BADP. Incorporate income generating activities helping an average of 100 beneficiaries in each Block of the Model Village under BADP, he said.
Stating that schemes should benefit the public and percolate down to them, he added that criteria for selection of beneficiaries should be farmer (s) or families whose income is below Rs. 2.5 Lakh per annum; landless labourers; marginal farmers and; small farmers. For income generating activities avenues in Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Dairy, Agriculture and Horticulture could be explored, he suggested.
He also took account of the status of VKVs under BADP in Lazu, Nafra, Mukto, Amliang, Niusa Koloriang, and Chayangtajo.
Annual Action Plan (AAP) under BADP 2019-20 in respect of Fifteen (15) districts were presented by respective Deputy Commissioners who were present in the meeting with their respective District Planning Officers. The 15 Districts covered under BADP are, namely, Tawang, West Kameng, East Kameng, Upper Subansiri, Kurung Kumey, Kra-Daadi, Shiyomi, Siang, Upper Siang, Lower Dibang Valley, Anjaw, Tirap, Changlang, Longding, and Dibang Valley.
The Committee selected AAP submitted by Deputy Commissioners with partial modifications giving special impetus to beneficiary oriented schemes, and income generation schemes with a direction to submit all the pending Utilization Certificates within 2-3 months’ time.
Commissioner Home A.K. Singh, Commissioner PWD Bilatee Pertin, Commissioner PHED Marnya Ete, Secretary Planning Himanshu Gupta, representatives from SSB, ITBP, Assam Rifles, and others were present in the SLSC meeting.