In order to provide suitable assistance to the Divisional Commissioner in monitoring the various plan schemes, general co-ordination problem connected with the implementation of plan programme, including special component plan, special programme for backward tribal pockets, a Divisional Planning unit was established by the Government. The following programmes are monitoring at the Divisional level.
District Annual Plan (Tribal / Non Tribal)
Special Component Plan
MLA/MLC’s Local Area Development Programme
Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)
Hilly Area Development Programme
20 Point Programme – 1986
Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojna (RSVY)
Special Action Plan for Dhadgaon & Akkalkuwa
After formation of Maharashtra State in 1960, Government has adopted a policy of balanced development on the basis of district as a unit for formulation of Annual Plan.
These programmes are basically located in or benefit of which exclusively goes to district. After finalization the draft plan at the state level, the outlay is communicated to the districts for these schemes. The implementation of the scheme is monitor at district level as well as at divisional level with Regional Officers, Collectors & C.E.O.’s.
The Government of India introduced a concept of Special Component for scheduled caste for ensuring their speedy development since scheduled castes predominently belongs to the weaker section of the society. Taking into consideration the fulfilment of minimum needs and over all perspective development a special component plan is prepared at district level. This programme is also regularly monitoring at divisonal level.
MLA/MLC’s Local Area Development Programme (previously known as Small Works Programme) is being implemented in the state since 1984-85. The programme is enevsaged to undertake small works of local development and to complete them within a short period of 1 or 2 years. Under the programme works such as small road works, missing links, small bridges, primary school rooms, community halls, library buildings and similar works costing upto Rs. 10 lakhs are generally undertaken.
From the year 2002-2003 it has been sanctioned at the rate of Rs. 80 lakhs for assembly constituency and for each MLC’s. (288 Assembly constituency, 78 legislative member of council and legislator nominated by Hon. Governer totaling inall 360 members.) The MLA fund is being placed by the Govt. at the disposal of Collector. MLC fund is being released by the planning department to the Collector for sanctioning the works under the guidelines of this programme.
A centrally sponcered programme ‘Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme’ is being implemented in the state from year 1993-94. The amount of to the loan of Rs. 1 crore per parliament member & further it has been raised to Rs. 2 crores per member of parliament from the year 1998-99. Small works based on the needs of people are being taken out from this funds as per the guidelines laid down by the G.O.I. for this programme.
While formulating the annual plan it was observed that a unique needs of the hilly area which requires a special attension. A cabinet sub committee was constituted in 1988 to identify the hilly areas in the state on the basis of prescribed norms and to suggest a special programme for development of hilly areas.
The criteria adopted by the committee for the delineation of hilly areas in the State was as under:
i. A geographical area must satisfy two conditions to qualify as hill area, namely
(a) it should contain an area with an average slope of 30 percent or more which may be designated as the core and
ii. The entire geographical area comprising the core and its geographical extention with a slope of less than 30 per cent but more than 17 per cent may be accepted as part of a hill feature for the purpose of delineation of hill areas;
iii. All hill features covering a geographical area of 100 Sq.Km. or more may be designated as hill areas;
iv. If the hilly area in a block accounts for 50 per cent or more of its geographical area the entire block may be designated as a hilly block;
v. If the area in a block accounts for less than 50 per cent of its geographical area but forms a part of the compct hill feature of 100 Sq. Km. or more; it may be treated as hilly sub-blocks.
Out of the total fund available for this programme 50 % of this funds are reserved for construction of primary schools rooms and the remaining 50 % fund available of small works programmes like irrigation works, small roads, water supply works, community hall, S.T. pick up shade.
The major objectives under the 20 point programme 1986 are eradieation of poverty, raising productivity, reducing income inequalities, removing social and economic disparities and thereby raising the quality of life. This programme is implemented since 1st April, 1987.
Government of India has launched a new initiative namely the Backward Districts Initiative under Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojna (RSVY). The primary object of RSVY is to address the problem of the pockets of high poverty, low growth & poor governance by putting in place programmes and policies with the join reports of the Centre & States which would remove barriers to growth acclerate decvelopment process and improve quality of life of the people & also help to reduce imbalances.
Under this programme three districts of Nashik region i.e. Dhule, Nandurbar & Ahmadnagar are selected. The district has prepared their three year’s Master Plan in which the probelm of low agricultural productivity, unemployment & critical gap of physical & social infrastructure are taken for this Rs. 15 crore would be available annually for 3 years.
The empowered committee on the RSVY held on 22.03.2005 under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Planning Commission has approved a three year Master Plan with few suggestions.
In the year 2004 the tribal Development Department has approved the plan costing Rs. 222.68 crore with a view of balance development of tribal by tackling important problems facing the tribal people and to improve their standard of living.
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