Tripura receive Rs 23326.87 lakh for rural development

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Agartala, Dec 06: The Ministry of Rural Development has released Rs 23326.87 Lakh to Tripura for implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes for poverty alleviation, employment generation, creation of rural infrastructure and providing basic amenities for rural people in 2006-07.

Rural Development Minister in Tripura Jitendra Choudhury said here today that the state government had already spent Rs 22727.55 Lakh in this year, while a number of asset creation programme are at the verge of completion.

Speaking on the success of the schemes, Mr Choudhury said Tripura had achieved remarkable success in implementation of Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY), self employment scheme and Sampoorna Gramin Rozgar Yojana (SGRY), aims at providing additional wage employment in rural areas thereby providing food security and improved nutrition, and creation of durable community assets and infrastructure.

"Tripura has been recognised as one of the most successful state in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) for rural connectivity, Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme (ARWSP), Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) aim at development of rural infrastructure and rural amenities Integrated Wastelands Development Programme (IWDP)," Mr Choudhury underlined.

The Ministry of Rural Development regularly evaluates the schemes implemented in the states through independent research organisations located in various parts of the country through Concurrent Evaluation, Impact Assessment Studies to assess the impact of the scheme and the shortcomings in the implementation at grass-roots level and the findings were brought to the notice of the state government for remedial actions.

The Ministry has also developed a comprehensive system of monitoring implementation and impact of the programmes, including utilisation of funds through Periodical Progress Reports, Performance Review Committee as per programme guidelines, Mr Choudhury said.

He added that the state had adopted a five-prong strategy consisting of creation of awareness about the schemes, transparency, People's Partnership, social audit through Gram Sabha and strict vigilance and monitoring for proper implementation of the schemes.

UNI

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