FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, Dec 24: Aruchal Pradesh people have benefitted from 12 state flagship programmes (SFPs) launched since 2013-14, according to official sources.
The highest scorer SPF is CM’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme (CMUHIS), launched in 2014-15, a creative initiative of Chief Minister bam Tuki, aims at providing cashless treatment in any of the 79 empanelled hospitals – Govt 17 & private 62 - across the country through a smart card, issued by the implementing agency – New India Assurance Company Ltd (NIIC). Of the total 2,61,614 households (2011 voters’ list), 2,23,716 were enrolled during 2013-14 and 7,284 households claimed Rs 16,79,64,172 during the period of which about Rs 15 crore has been paid, health director Dr Moji Jini informed adding that the data for 2014-15 is under compilation while the empanelled hospitals are under review.
The state government announced to enroll the rest 37,853 households during this year by engaging more than 100 field teams and increased the entitlement from earlier Rs 2 lakh to Rs 3 lakh by allocating Rs 30 crore in 2015-16 Budget. The decision was taken honouring overwhelming responses including appreciation by President Prab Mukharjee & AICC president Sonia Gandhi, and for winning Skoch Order-of-Merit Award for being among top 12 health projects in India in September last.
The agri-horti sectors got a new fillip from the maiden three-day Krishi Expo & Kishan Mela-2012 at IG Park here attended by over 25,000 visitors belonging to all sections of the society, including over 10,000 farmers from all over the state with CM Tuki announcing to attach topmost priority in 2012-13 Budget to tap the vast potential of this Himalayan state.
The food grains’ production rose from 3.34 MT in 2010-11 to 3.62 lakh in in 2012-13, 3.895 MT in 2013-14 that won the state tiol Krishi Karman Award for second consecutive years amounting to Rs one crore each. The GoAP had launched the State Krishi Karman Award by adding Rs 25 to Rs two crore to award and encourage the progressive farmers. Soon the state turned into country’s highest kiwi producer (4,956 MT- 2014-15) and second producer of large size cardamom (6,010 MT - 2014-15), which are sold in south India at double the rate.
The CM’s Agriculture Mechanisation Programme (CMAMP) to aid the farming community in purchase costly farm machineries with Rs 2.5 crore, Rs 5.13 crore, Rs 1.63 crore & Rs 10 crore in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 & 2015-16 respectively served as another booster for the agri-horti sector. In all 100 tractors, 300 power tillers, 700 pumping sets and 600 paddy de-husking machines have been distributed, benefiting 1700 farmers till date.
The CM’s Skill Development Scheme (CMSDS) and the CM’s Livelihood Mission School (CMLMS) also created visible impacts.
The CMSDS launched three-day with job mela-cum skill development interview rally in 2013 here and allocation of Rs 2.1 crore, Rs 3 crore, Rs 65 lakh & Rs 10.6 crore in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 & 2015-16 respectively aimed at skilling 6308 youth to make them employable.
The CMLMS at mpong, initiated by former minister late Setong Se and run by tiol Youth Project with H P Biswas & Pradeep Kumar as president & vice president, with allocation of Rs 30 lakh and Rs 50 lakh in 2014-15 and 2015-16 produced two batches of 44 and 100 youth, who are now self-employed, particularly in agri-horti and animal husbandry sector.
The CM’s Paryatan Vikash Yoja with Rs 3.10 crore, Rs 5 crore & Rs 5 crore in 2012-13 7, 2013-14 benefitted 100 and 161 beneficiaries of 17 districts while the scheme was allocated Rs 5 crore in 2015-16 also to cover ‘humanr se rojgar tak’.
The CM’s award for excellence in quality education - Best School Award - one in each district @ Rs. 1 lakh each to be spent on skill based learning materials; best principal & best headmaster @ Rs 50,000 each; two best male teachers and two best female teachers @ Rs 50, 000 each; Vidya for encouraging unmarried girls of Cl-VI for continuing education by offering a fixed deposit of Rs 5,000 to be encashed after completing class-XII that benefitted 4,800 in 2014; providing sanitary pkins for better hygiene of girls’ students, benefitting approximately 82,419 girls; CM’s talent award with an allocation of Rs 10 crore to award CBSE toppers free laptops that benefitted 2,286 government school students.
The CM’s disability pension @ Rs 1,000 pm with Rs 50 lakh, Rs 45 lakh & Rs 48.12 lakh & Rs one crore in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 & 2015-16 benefitting 922 persons in 17 districts & Capital Complex; CM’s Grants Loin Loom Scheme with Rs 2 crore, Rs 2 crore, Rs 2 crore & Rs 5 crore in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 & 2015-16 to help local weavers benefitted 6,424 selected handloom weavers.
The other SFPs included CM’s Mission Mode Project aimed at encouraging tea & rubber crops plantation with Rs 500 lakh for tea growers and Rs 10 crore for rubber growers earmarked for 2013-14; CM’s Trophy of Football & Volleyball with Rs 43.68 lakh, Rs 3.5 crore & Rs 4 crore in 2013-14, 2014-15 & 2015-16 to promote players (men & women) at block, district and state level; Rs 5 crore in 2015-16 for tree plantation in urban areas, district HQs & Capital Complex; Rs 2 crore in 2015-16 for digging bore wells in less rainfall areas in Tirap, Changlang & Longding; Rs 2 crore in 2015-16 special schemes to augment revenue collection by plugging pilferages; Mukhya Mantri Seema Vikahs Yoja with Rs 2 crore in 2015-16 to expand state transport service.