MoS Pratima Bhoumik visits Namsai


NAMSAI To review and evaluate various projects and programs implemented under the Aspirational District Program by NITI Aayog, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Kumari Pratima Bhoumik chaired a meeting at DC’s Conference Hall, Namsai, in the presence of Tapir Gao, MP (Arunachal East), MLA Namsai Chau Zingnu Namchoom, ZPC Nang Urmila Mancheykhun, DC, SP, ADC and District Chiefs.

During the review meeting, the Union Minister took stock of various rural development programs and projects and invited the DC to submit a proposal for the establishment of a District Disabled Rehabilitation Center (DDRC). She undertook a comprehensive industry review with a particular focus on the health and nutrition sectors, and commended Team Namsai for their tireless efforts to achieve various goals.

Claiming that agriculture is the backbone of our nation, she urged the team to bring about a convergence of systems such as Amrit Sarovar, PM KUSUM, MGNREGA, etc., and suggested that the ministries expand the irrigation system by building low-cost dams, and listed the benefits of it.

She also suggested promoting cluster farming through the introduction of multiple and mixed crops of spice and fruit crops. She instructed the departments concerned to commission ASHAs and Anganwadi workers to conduct comprehensive surveys to identify people with disabilities throughout the district so that a detailed report can be prepared for the establishment of special camps.

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She also urged CDPOs to route real cases through the right channel to avail cochlear implantation services in empaneled hospitals. Noting that without good Anganwadi centers there would be no good product in schools and universities, she emphasized the importance of exemplary Anganwadi centers and advocated the establishment of vegetable gardens in all Anganwadi centers in mission mode, given the abundance of land in Namsai District.

Tapir Gao reiterated the importance of uploading data to the online portal MP(E), saying that all heads of bureaus should take responsibility for uploading data to portals, and informed that a DISHA meeting is scheduled for October 2022 in Namsai District where he will review the issue of portal data update and that he has commissioned an external monitoring team to review and evaluate the matter.

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He also stressed the need to upload data to the National Social Assistance Program (NSAP) portal in order to use the services provided. Opining that Namsai, as an emerging district, should have a medical college, he further stressed that the northeastern states except Assam and Tripura have no land survey records, which prevents the beneficiaries of these states from taking advantage of various programs of the central sector, and suggested that LPCs issued by DCs/DMs can be considered proof of land ownership. He asked Hon’ble MoS to sanction these matters. He concluded by saying, “Let’s implement and achieve exemplary projects in the district that others can emulate.”

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MLA, Namsai Chau Zingnu Namchoom, in his address, urged the three ministries of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Resources to work together to address the issue of irrigation, and for the implementation of all these projects, he insisted that the departments involve the members of the Panchayati Raj include. He took the opportunity to brief the minister on the district’s unconventional demographics and called for solutions for the district’s non-APST population to access old-age and widow’s pension benefits. He also asked the central government for support in setting up vital addiction and rehabilitation centers, concluding that the district hopes to improve its performance and transform itself from a thriving district into an inspirational district.

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Deputy Commissioner Namsai CR Khampa, while welcoming the minister, provided an overview of the district and stressed that the district has improved its rank under the Aspirational District Program from 93rd in 2018 to 14th according to the latest Key Performance Indicators (KPI). improved guidance from honorable district legislators. He further explained that all challenges will be addressed to find possible solutions.

dr In his presentation, Keshab Sharma, District Planning Officer cum Nodal Officer (ADP), informed about the progress, successes and bottlenecks of various parameters within the framework of the Aspirational Districts Program. He shared that the district aims to transform itself into an education, tourism, health and agro-industrial center and to be among the top 5 performing districts. He informed the Minister about the staff shortage in different sectors, especially in the health and skills development sector, and called for initial support to be provided for the upkeep of CSCs/CSPs.

Following the review meeting, a CSR-funded model Anganwadi center was inaugurated in Kaba village and a visit to the one-stop center in Namsai was held.



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