An executive committee meeting to review the consideration of project proposals in the Tribal Sub Plan (Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub Schemes), and Article 275 (1) of the Constitution of India under the department of Social Justice & Empowerment and Tribal Affairs (SJETA) was held at the civil secretariat in Itanagar on Tuesday.
Chief secretary Satya Gopal who chaired the meeting, after reviewing the projects said that priority should be given to beneficiary oriented schemes like piggery and projects related to water harvesting, education and health.
Beneficiary schemes should be given to landless, small, and marginal farmers with the twin objective of doubling their income and generating self-employment, Gopal said.
He also advised to include at least one Anganwadi Centre (in the project proposal) in every district wherein the Centres could be developed with modern education facilities for the children.
All the projects submitted by the district planning monitoring committees of 26 districts including Capital Complex were thoroughly reviewed during the meeting. For transparency and to avoid duplicity, it was decided that every administrative departments will vet the project proposals before further submission.
SJETA commissioner Gamli Padu, director Yumlam Taha, rural development secretary Rinchin Tashi, Agri-Horti secretary Mimum Tayeng and health secretary Juhi Mukherjee were present in the meeting.