This is a 5-year mega-mission called the Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana (CMSGUY) that was launched in the Financial Year of 2016-17, which is scheduled to culminate in the Finacial Year 2021-22, coinciding with 75 years of India’s Independence.
The main objective of the mission is to double the farm income, in unison with the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
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Why the CMSGUY?
At the current rate of growth, it will take about 80 years to double the farm income in Assam. Normal interventions by the Government in this regard would not be adequate to address the problem.
Key Highlights of Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana (CMSGUY)
- Double the farm income in five years by 2021-22.
- Saturation model: Cover each of 25,425 villages in the state.
- Focus on core strength of each village.
- Average investment of Rs. 1.20 Crore per village.
- Total investment of Rs. 30,000 Crore.
- Build community assets and individual capabilities.
CMSGUY: A step taken forward
Under the CMSGUY a proposal to initiate massive investment in the rural areas to achieve complete rural empowerment in a period of five years in a focused and concentrated manner to realize the dream of doubling the farm income.
This is sought to be achieved though ‘saturation model’ by covering each revenue village through focused interventions in (a) Direct economic activities, (b) Logistic support include market linkages, and (c) Community support.
Above focused interventions are aimed at in nine critical areas and related sub-missions are
- Fishery Mission
- Milk Mission
- Organic Mission
- Land Management and Conservation Mission
- Sericulture, Khadi and Cottage Industry Mission
- Road and Broadband connectivity
- Processing and Market Linkages
- “Youth-Yoga-Sports” Mission
- e-Gram Mission by developing Village Knowledge Centres by strengthening traditional Namghar and other community institutions.
Objectives of the Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana (CMSGUY)
The scheme is aimed at bringing the revolutionary changes in the villages of the state by doubling the farmer’s income. The CM Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana 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.
Below are the main objectives of the scheme
- Rural income generation
- Convergence of departmental schemes
- Improving irrigation facilities
- Skill development
- Special attention to 6th scheduled councils, PRI’s, ULB’s
- Special emphasis on Sericulture, Bamboo cane products, high-yield variety seeds, spices, vegetable and organic farming.
- Village base eco and rural tourism
Implementation of the scheme
The scheme would be implemented within the next 5 years with five teams that would be constituted by the state’s government to implement different parts of the scheme. These teams would be responsible for creating and implementing development plans into the villages that are assigned to them.
Each village would have its own knowledge centre and a playground. About INR.1.20 crore would be spent on each village for its overall development.
The key points that come under the implementation program of the scheme
- Conduct baseline survey of all villages.
- Identify core strength of each village and create a development plan.
- Training of Panchayat representatives and officials.
- Take up pilot activities in the villages.
- INR. 500 Crore budget was provided in Budget 2016-17 while INR. 1000 Crore is proposed in the supplementary demand.
The scheme is implemented to develop the state of Assam and bring about a change in the lifestyle of the poor sector people especially the agricultural sector. This is to bridge the gap between the government and the common man for future implementation’s.