Madhya Pradesh CM orders to implement Deendayal Antyodaya programme

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that to ensure that people get proper and timely benefits of various government schemes up to the field level, it is necessary that Deendayal Antyodaya Local Committees play an active part in their implementation and cooperate in delivering their benefits to the public.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Deendayal Antyodaya programme was started in the state to benefit the lower strata in the state through government schemes. Necessary improvements should be made in it according to the present conditions and its effective implementation should be ensured in the state.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the main objective of Deendayal committees is to provide benefits of the schemes and programmes of the government in a time and in a proper manner and inform about any problem or irregularities in it.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was taking a meeting regarding Deendayal Antyodaya programme at Mantralaya today. Commercial Taxes and Finance Minister Shri Jagdish Deora, Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Principal Secretary Shri Manoj Govil and Principal Secretary Planning, Economics and Statistics Shri Gulshan Bamra were present in the meeting.

State, district, city, development block and village level committees will be reconstituted

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Deendayal committees have to be reconstituted in the state. These committees will be formed at the state, district, town, development block and village panchayat level. The State Level Committee will have one representative from each district. District level committee will be constituted under the chairmanship of the minister in charge. The city level committee will have one representative from each ward.

Functions of Deendayal Committees

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the work of Deendayal committees will include publicity of schemes, recommending selection/removal of beneficiary, helping the beneficiary in getting the benefits of the scheme, monitoring the implementation of schemes and social audit etc.

Deendayal Antyodaya programme is prevalent since the year 1991. Under the programme, 16 schemes were reviewed. Many of these schemes have been closed or are operating in a new form and system. According to the present circumstances, new schemes have also to be notified under the programme.

16 programmes under Deendayal Antyodaya Programme at present

1. Integrated Rural Development Programme.

2. Employment oriented programmes in rural and urban areas.

3. Development of animal husbandry programme as village industry for the landless, marginal and small farmers.

4. Programme of social forestry and improvement of degraded forests to provide employment to tribal, scheduled caste and economically weaker sections

5. Arrangement and overall development of encroached forest land as per rules.

6. Development of cottage industries and village industries.

7. Programme to provide land or housing at affordable rates to slum dwellers and homeless people in rural areas.

8. Programme for pension to the destitutes.

9. Special welfare programmes for tribal, scheduled caste and economically weaker sections.

10. Illiteracy prevention programme and programmes of compulsory and free primary education for children in the age group of 6 to 14 years.

11. Programme to provide pure drinking water in every village.

12. Programme to provide electricity in every village.

13. Jeevandhara Programme.

14. Public Health and Family Welfare Programme

15. Women-Child Development Programme.

16. Programme for construction of access roads in rural areas.