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Development Schemes in the Naxal Affected Districts

Development Schemes in the Naxal Affected Districts

  • The Additional Central Assistance (ACA) for the LWE affected districts, being implemented by the NITI Aayog and the Road Requirement Plan (RRP-I), being implemented by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, are the two major developmental schemes, which focus specifically on the LWE affected districts.
  • The Integrated Action Plan (IAP) in action since 2011, which initially covered 60 districts, now covers 88 districts including 76 LWE affected districts in the 10 LWE affected States (Andhra Pradesh-04, Bihar-11, Chhattisgarh-14, Jharkhand-17, Madhya Pradesh-10, Maharashtra-04, Odisha-18, Telangana-04, Uttar Pradesh-03 and West Bengal-03).
  • Besides, two Skill Development related Schemes, namely, `ROSHNI’ (ROSHNI is a special initiative launched in June 2013 for training and placement of rural poor youth) and ‘Skill Development in 34 Districts affected by Left Wing Extremism’ (to run demand driven vocational training courses comprising Long Term training and Short Term training and Instructor Training courses) are also being implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Labour and Employment respectively.
  • The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs provides funds to the State Governments including those affected with Maoist activities to carry out skill development and employment-cum-income generation programmes.                          Development Schemes in the Naxal Affected Districts
  • During 2014 — 15, the Ministry has provided funds to the State Governments and impressed upon them for promotion of need based integrated livelihood / skill development initiatives among tribals such as, diversified crops, horticulture, dairy, poultry, fisheries, apiculture, sericulture etc. with proper market linkages, financing under line department schemes like milk cooperatives, marketable traditional skills like paintings, handlooms, handicrafts, artisans, skilled employment and other arts, entrepreneurship, modern skills, solar cell assembly and electrician, mobile phone repair etc. with appropriate placements, eco tourism in Tribal areas and skills for women, computer training hospitality, paramedics, Ayurvedic and tribal medicines and medical practices etc. There is no restriction on States/UTs for adopting PPP route for skill development centers funded by the Ministry.
  • To improve communications, the Union Ministry of Communication & IT is implementing the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) supported Scheme of Mobile Services in LWE affected areas in the 10 LWE affected States.                                  Development Schemes in the Naxal Affected Districts
  • The project was approved by the Government in August 2014 to provide Mobile Services in 2199 locations and 363 sites across the 10 LWE affected states.


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