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Rio’s proposal for fund allocation in agri, allied sectors
Correspondent/DIPR KOHIMA, JUL 22 (NPN):
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Published on 23 Jul. 2010 12:16 AM IST
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Rs. 17.37 crore earmarked as ‘State share’ for centrally sponsored scheme
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has proposed to provide Rs. 70.65 crore in agri and allied sectors to focus on improved connectivity through agri link roads, provide storage facilities and increase in food productivity to achieve the goal of ‘food for all’ as committed in Vision 2020.
Rio also informed that Rs. 17.37 crore has been earmarked as ‘State Share’ for Centrally Sponsored Scheme. Following are the proposed fund for agri and allied sectors:
Horticulture sector- An amount of Rs. 11.46 crore has been proposed towards activities such as setting up of two Primary Processing Centres to improve the post-harvest management sector in the state for horticultural produce by providing packaging and marketing facilities to help improve the marketability of horticulture produce, and for developing infrastructure, the Chief Minister said in his Budget speech.
Veterinary sector- An amount of Rs. 29.36 crore has been proposed to focus on enhancing meat production by taking up piggery projects in the public private partnership mode in collaboration with capable entrepreneurs, churches, NGOs and self help groups. He also informed that a Milk Products Manufacturing Unit is being set up at Kigwema to create marketing avenues for milk producers and added that’s Mini Dairy Plants at Kohima and Mokokchung will also be strengthened.
Fisheries sector- An amount of Rs. 6.90 crore has been proposed to focus on increasing fish production through development of paddy-cum-fish culture, he said.
Forest sector- Forest sector would focus on community bio-diversity conservation, preservations of reserve forest and conservation of plantation. Rio in his budget speech said an amount of Rs. 27.86 crore has been proposed. He also informed the house that the department has set up Joint Forest Management Committee in 573 villages covering 31,878 hectares in all the districts. During the current year, an additional area of 1000 hectares is being taken up for bamboo plantation to ensure sustained supply of raw materials to Tuli Paper Mill.
Cooperation sector- Existing cooperative training centre at Medziphema will be upgraded to Regional Level Institute and that Nagaland State Cooperative Marketing and Consumers Federation would be opening new LPG outlets in Mon and Zunheboto and informed that an amount of Rs. 4.73 crore has been proposed in the sector.
Education sector: Rio in his budget speech proposed to provide Rs. 53.57 crore in the Education sector towards completion of projects like infrastructure development of the directorate building and ongoing works, communitisation, and for distribution of free text books. He also informed that Government of India has launched two new programme - Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan and Saakshar Bharat to achieve the goal of ‘education for all’. These will provide infrastructure for ‘girls hostels’ and ‘Model School’ as well as improve the quality of education in the state.
Land resources department: The department will take up 22 new projects of Integrated Watershed Management Programme including activities for development of rubber plantation with amount Rs.7.42 crore been purposed. Irrigation and Flood Controls – Rs. 144. 52 crore, continue to create irrigation potential, mitigate the menace of erosion on the major rivers of the state and take up construction of office buildings in the districts.
Department of under developed areas – 24 crore and Border Area Development Programme – Rs 25 crore.
Rural Development – Rs100.09 crore towards the household grants to all VDB villages and state share for various centrally sponsored schemes. State Institute of Rural Development – Rs. 1.30 crore for completion of construction works for the staff quarters and for setting up a museum.
Women Development – Rs.10. 07 crore for construction of a centre for women development, capacity building and skill upgradation, transformative livelihood interventions and completion of office buildings. Social welfare sector –Rs.19.31 crore mainly towards state share for centrally sponsored schemes. Labour Employment Department- Rs.3.84 crore mainly for construction of the directorate building and the state share for the Rashtriya Swathya Bima Yojna (RSBY) scheme providing health insurance to BPL families.
Urban Development –Rs.111.57 crore towards construction of cultural hall, park, pedestrian, footbridge and providing amenities for sub-divisional headquarters and townships. This includes the state share for JNNURM and other centrally sponsored schemes. Water Supply sector - Rs.23.57 crore with focus on communitisation, introduce metering system in Dimapur and Kohima. Rs.4.95 earmarked as “State share for centrally sponsored schemes.
Health and Family welfare sector – Rs.49.17 crore earmarked for setting up of Nursing College at the Christian Institute of Sciences and Health Research Dimapur, construction of directorate buildings and staff quarters, District Hospital Kohima, upgradation of district hospitals, purchase of medicines and communitisation, art and culture department –Rs.6.36 crore mainly for completion of the World War II museum at Kisama.
School Education – Rs.53.57 crore earmarked towards the completion of the projects like infrastructure development of Sainik School Punglwa, completion of the directorate building and ongoing works , communitisation s and for distribution of free text books . Rs.17.37 earmarked as state share for “State share” for centrally sponsored schemes.
Tourism – Rs.11 crore focus will be communitisation of rural tourism, preparation of a master plan for a Heritage Complex at Kisama, construction of a permanent support structure for Kids Carnival at Kisama, and completion of tourist amenities at Agri Expo site at Dimapur.
The chief minister also said Rs.149. 09 crore during 2010-2011 to cover activities relating “ Year of Entrepreneurs”, capacity building , payments towards land compensation ,setting up of a Regional Geographical Information System and Remote Setting Centre and completion of ongoing constructions. Information Technology sector- Rs.6.03 crore to cover activities under National E-Governance plan and construction of office complex, Science and Technology department - Rs.1.37 crore and purpose to set up a Mini Science City Kohima. Transport sector - Rs.10.33 crore, focus on development of infrastructure for helicopter services, conversion of the central workshop at Dimapur into a Bus station-cum commercial complex, completion of various ongoing project and also add new vehicles to existing fleet.
Housing sector- Rs.24.30 crore for construction of offices in the districts and for residential quarters. Rs.4 crore earmarked for constructions of Nagaland House, Delhi. Under GA Housing Rs.23.72 core for various construction and for completion of ongoing construction in the districts. Rs.50.30 crore to police housing for construction of residential and non-residential building for the Nagaland Police(IR) Battalion. Rs.1.89 crore to Home Guard to take up construction of a State Emergency Operation Center for disaster management and Rs 15 crore earmarked for the Assembly Complex Project.
Roads and Bridges – Rs.106.23 crore for activities for construction of feeder roads and repair and maintenance of roads. Rs. 2 crore earmarked as state matching share to access central funding roads for of economic importance. Rs. 15 crore for construction of bridges and construction of district Headquarters roads.
Mechanical Engineering –Rs 6 crore for procurement of new machinery and equipment.
Geology and Mining - Rs 11.71 crore, focus on exploration and development of minerals and ground water resources in various districts and development of the Mineral Industry Growth Centre and stone cutting factory.
Industries sector –Rs.31. 90 crore , will focus on construction of hostels for boys and girls at the Nagaland Mini Tool and Training Centre, Dimapur , renovation of the state emporiums at New Delhi , Kolkata and Kohima , revival of the Nagaland Pulp and Paper Mill Tuli, completion of the directorate building at Kohima and the Khadi Plaza at the North East Agri Expo site at Dimapur. New and Renewable Energy – Rs 3 crore focus on Mini Hydro projects. Power sector – Rs.54.91 crore focus on upgradation of sub stations at Mokokchung and Tuli, improve transmission systems and emphasize on communitisation.
With regard to the ‘Year of Entrepreneurs’ Rio said special emphasis will be given to the youth and entrepreneurs in the areas of handloom and handicrafts, furniture units, establishment of ethnic Naga cuisine restaurants and private hotels, private transport companies, bakery and pastry unit at all district levels. An amount of Rs. 10 crore is proposed as seed money for the purpose and link them for bank loans for which Department of Industries & Commerce has been designated as nodal department.

 
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