Guwahati, February 6: In order to uplift the rural vicinity and a progress in the villages of Assam, Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana Scheme was launched which costs around Rs.30,000 Crores. This initiative was taken in a wake of developing villages of Assam in coming five years.
On Sunday Chief Minister Sarbananda Gowda unvield this Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana Scheme CMSGUY aims to bring about a shift towards holistic development of the villages in Assam. It is a mega-mission which costs around Rs.30,000 Crores. The programme will be implemented through ‘saturation model’ by covering each revenue village through focused interventions in direct economic activities, logistic support including market linkages, and community support.
While speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that through this mission it has been aimed at bringing in revolutionary changes by doubling the farm income in the State. Pointing that as per Situation Assessment Survey during the period from 2002-03 to 2012-13, the farm income in Assam was recorded only 0.88 percent as against national average of 5.2 per cent. He said that in view of this, his government has decided to launch CMSGUY to put in concerted efforts in a time bound manner by facilitating massive investments in rural areas for complete rural transformation in a period of 5 years to stimulate rural productivity.
Echoing his views Finance Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the scheme has the potential to usher in a new horizon of development so that the farm income of Assam becomes double by 2021-22 which will also happen to be the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence. He also said that under the scheme five teams will be constituted in each block to work as a catalyst to implement different missions of the programme. These teams will prepare development plans for them to be implemented in each village. He also said that under the scheme village knowledge centre will be set up in each village and by bringing in synergy between the scheme and MGNREGA play ground will be built in each village.
The total requirement for the Mission is Rs.30,000 crores over a period of five years. For the current year, an amount of Rs.500 crore was provided in 2016-17 year’s budget and this amount has been handed over by the Finance Minister to Sonowal, the Chairman of Mega Mission Society which has been constituted for implementation of the scheme.