CAPAX BUDGET 2017-18
Development of Rural Sector is a key indicator to evaluate the performance of development as 75% of the population resides in the rural areas. After independence the successive Government tried their best to reduce the poverty and provide employment in the rural areas through poverty alleviation programmes. Accordingly, the Thrust Areas for the 12th FYP are to create sustainable assets along with generation of employment and coverage of massive wasteland through soil and water conservation projects. The physical/financial detail for the year 2017-18 upto 3rd Qtr. 2017-18 of the following scheme is given below.
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)
The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) was notified by the Govt. of India in September 2005 and launched in erstwhile District Doda and District Poonch of Jammu Division in Feb 2006 under Phase-Ist. The same was extended to District Jammu and Samba of Jammu Division w.e.f. 01-04-2007 & w.e.f. 01-04-2008, to other remaining districts of Jammu Division, with the objective of enhancing livelihood security in rural areas by providing atleast 100 days of wage employment in a financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work. The Act is a right based framework for adult members of a rural household willing to do manual work. It prescribes time bound guarantee wherein if employment is not provided within 15 days from the date of application for work, the state Govt. has to give unemployment allowance. The sharing pattern of the scheme is in the ratio of 90:10 (Central/State share) in which the ratio of wages & material component is 60:40. MGNREGA is demand driven and the use of machinery is not allowed under the scheme. The programme was rechristened as Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in October 2009.
The physical/financial detail under MGNREGA for the year 2016-17 & 2017-18 is given below.
Financial (Rs. In lacs)
Prime Minister Awaas Yojana (PMAY)
Prime Minister Awaas Yojana (PMAY) (Erstwhile IAY) has been launched by the GoI w.e.f 01-04-2016 with the objective of providing houses to the eligible beneficiaries of rural area below the poverty line.
The programme shall be implemented as centrally sponsored scheme on cost sharing basis between Central and State in the ratio of 90:10.
The financial assistance under PMAY is Rs. 1.30000/- lacs per unit and the targets for year 2016-17 & 2017-18 under PMAY (G) have been conveyed by the by Govt. in respect of Jammu Division. Moreover, the eligible beneficiaries can avail 95 days (Mandays) under MGNREGA. The detail of financial assistance provided to the eligible beneficiaries so far is detail given below.
Community Development & Panchayat Sector.
Under CD & Pyt. Sector, works of urgent nature are taken up for execution in a financial year. During the financial year 2016-17 & current financial year 2017-18, the approved outlay, funds received and expenditure incurred is given below:
(Rs. in lacs)
14th FC Award
The Finance Commission grants have been a source of funds that have always endeavoured to support and promote the self governance by providing funding support to PRIs. It has been an important source of untied funding specially for Halqa Pyts. The Award of these grants to each Halqa Pyts. has been intrinsically coupled with holistic participatory planning at the Halqa Pyt. level to ensure appropriate utilization of the Award. Every Pyt. has to formulate and implement and integrated Halqa Pyt. Development Plan in consultation with people large.
The 14th FC (2015-16 to 2019-20) has taken up a very significance decision to focus on funding only Halqa Pyts. in the whole PRI structure during the duration of 14th FC.
Nature of works:-
The Halqa Pyt. has to prepare plans for the development of the Halqa in consultation with the people at large. This plan would include the works which deals with the problem like soil conservation, water management, Agriculture related activities and other welfare programmes. The type of activity which would be taken up under 14th FC in respect of RDD are:
Constt. of Lanes/Drains, Culvert/Foot bridges, Development of Ponds, Construction of Pyt. Ghars, Construction of roads/ Tr. roads/link roads, Execution of flood protection works and other allied works of different nature etc.
The detail of physical/financial progress report under 14th FC Award upto 3rd Qtr 2017-18 in respect of Jammu division is given below.
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