From our correspondent
Itagar, August 25: Chief Minister bam Tuki on Monday made critical suggestions and approved many important schemes and proposals put forth by the departments while chairing the State Development Council (SDC) meeting here. The first phase of the State Development Council (SDC) meetings started from August 19 last, entered to its sixth day on Monday.
The departments having no or very small component of CSS were called during the 1st phase meetings, an official communiqué said here today.
While department of Veteriry was asked to prepare clear-cut guidelines for selection of beneficiaries and a strong monitoring mechanism for all the schemes, CM asserted for strengthening cooperative movement in the state and agreed for enhancing the working capital of LAMPS for proper functioning. The Fisheries department was advised to train unemployed youths for self employment. CM categorically called upon the department to prepare viable schemes which should not be less than 40 lakhs for a visible output so that pisciculture could be made a sustaible income source for the farmers.
He also asked the department to conduct awareness camps in the rural areas on its positive and remunerative prospects apart from issuing strictures for completely banning commercial fishing in the state.
“We have rich deposits of mines and minerals in the state which are required to be surveyed in collaboration with concern ministries of GoI to explore possibility of their extraction” Tuki emphatically said while directing the department to work on the direction.
Mapping of potential areas considering climate suitability for Rubber and Tea would be considered during the current fiscal, while zone wise nursery would be raised and cluster approach will be maintained to arrive at a visible impact to facilitate timely plantation and minimizing losses/damages of seedling, CM said. He further advised to select the beneficiaries based on feasibility study rather than thin spread of resources. In a boost to communication network, the SDC appreciated the move of State transport department for introducing TATA Sumo services as feeder services to the remote areas of the state which will also create more employment.
While guidelines for Mukhiya Mantri Paritiyan Vikas Yoja has been amended to boost home stay, adventure tourism and other tourism related activities, unemployed youth with degree/diploma in tourism will be given preference in employment generation scheme. Department has evolved a calendar of major festivals in the state to encourage tourist
Keeping in view the success of local youths in tiol and intertiol competitions, state government has decided to give more emphasis on youth activities from grass root levels, CM said while referring to his new initiatives of Mission Olympic and sports infrastructure development in the state.
Tuki reiterated his Government’s commitment to provide essential food items in remote and iccessible areas. He directed the departments to construct godowns in appropriate/critical locations to facilitate adequate stock of essential commodities during exigencies.
In order to encourage industrial growth in the state, the State Development Council decided to seek assistances from CII-North East Chapter. State Government would take up feasibility study for industrial development by using tural resources through small and medium scale industries.
Selection of trade and beneficiaries for employment generation schemes through skill development will be done after proper scrutiny and feasibility. Further, necessary assistances would be given to the trained youths for self employment while, subsidies will be given to unemployed engineers for setting up manufacturing units/small scale industries with support from banks. In a major development, the research department would start work on codification of customary laws and also conduct linguistic survey & documentation of languages in Aruchal Pradesh. The Government further decided to upgrade printing machineries under the department of printing and make it mandatory for all departments to use its facility to reduce the government expenditure and enhance government revenue. The department would also go for digitization of gazettes since 1967.
The department of Karmik and Adhyatmik affairs would take up cultural and language preservation activities in all parts of the state in relations to belief systems prevalent in the state in future. The Administrative Training institute was suggested by the council members to take up distance training programs through video conferencing mode to the districts. Tuki asserted for proper monitoring and execution of all state as well as centrally sponsored schemes to ensure their judicious implementation, the communiqué added.