GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - With the logistic support extended by ARIAS Society, a brainstorming session on the proposed Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana (CMSGUY) under the chairmanship of State Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia was recently organised at Assam Administrative Staff College here, stated an official release.
The Commissioner and Secretary (RK), Finance Department made a presentation on the contours of the proposed mega mission and nine sub-missions as declared by the Finance Minister in his budget speech on July 26, 2016. While pursuing the mission objectives of doubling the farm income, many of the goals of �Sustainable Development Goals� of the United Nations would also be covered, he said.
The main objective of the mega mission CMSGUY (2016-17 to 2021-22) is to double farm income in Assam by 2021-22, the year to commemorate the 75th year of Independence. The focused interventions will be aimed through direct economic activities, infrastructure/logistics support including market linkages and community mobilisation/support.
The Finance Department will be the servicing department of the mission. The CMSGUY society will be registered under the Finance Department, which would act as an overarching mega mission with the basic role of mentoring and funding agency to the sub-missions and would achieve the convergence and synergy of all activities to achieve the goal.
The CMSGUY governing council will be headed by the Chief Minister as chairman and the Finance Minister as vice chairman. The members will be the ministers of participating departments i.e., revenue, agriculture, fishery, animal husbandry & veterinary, science and technology, environment and forest, information technology, PWD, water resources, handloom and textile and sericulture, sports and youth welfare, health and family welfare (AYUSH), WPT&BC and other departments as decided by the chairman from time to time. There will also be an executive committee of the mission headed by the Finance Minister as chairman. The Chief Secretary may also act as co-chairman or vice chairman.
Organisations like NDDB, NABARD, SLBC convenor, ARIAS Society, IIT-G and IIIT-G will be partnering agencies, whose advice and support will be sought by the governing council and EC of CMSGUY. Apart from the budgetary support, convergence of resources aimed at rural development and farm production such as MGNREGA and NABARD Infrastructure Development Agency will also be explored.
In order to double farm income, the focus should be on rural income generation, convergence of various departmental schemes, protection of land resources, improving irrigation facilities, coordination between existing mission and the new mission, skill development, special attention to Sixth Schedule councils, PRIs, ULBs, special emphasis on sericulture, bamboo, cane products, vegetables, spices, HYV seeds and emphasis on village-based culture and eco-tourism.
For effective implementation, the 9 sub-missions, i.e., Navaratna sub-missions were sequenced as follows: Land Management and Conservative Sub-Mission, Fishery Sub-Mission, Milk Sub-Mission, Organic Agriculture Sub-Mission, Sericulture, Khadi and Cottage Sub-Mission, Road and Broad Band Sub-Mission, Semi-Processing, Processing, Marketing Linkage Sub-Mission, Youth, Yoga and Sports Sub-Mission and e-gram Sub-Mission.