Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana (CMSGUY) is a new scheme announced by the Assam Government for the development of the villages in the state. The scheme will be implemented in a mega mission mode in all villages of the Assam till the year 2022. The village development scheme was launched by the chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on 5 February 2017 (Sunday) in Guwahati.
Assam Chief Minister’s Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana (CMSGUY) 2022
Chief Minister’s Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana is one of the most ambitious multi-sectoral schemes of our Government which aims to double our farmers income within a period of 5 years (from 2017 till 2022). For this, a mega mission society was convened with a governing council chaired by our Honourable Chief Minister.
Tractor Distribution under CM Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana
The state govt. of Assam has distributed 9,135 tractors with a total expenditure of Rs. 454.53 crore under Chief Minister’s Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana for the benefit of agriculture sector.
Ghare Ghare Pukhuri Ghare Ghare Maach scheme – CMSGUY Fisheries Vertical
For the financial upliftment of the youths of state and to make them self employed, Assam govt. provided training to beneficiaries. This is done through the Ghare Ghare Pukhuri Ghare Ghare Maach scheme under fisheries vertical of CMSGUY. In parallel, Assam govt. has even distributed Rs. 60 lakh to youth to initiate them into pisciculture as a means of livelihood.
Sports Fields / Veterinary Sector Development under CMSGUY
Under Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana, Assam govt. have developed 444 sports fields in the rural hinterland of our state with a total outlay of Rs. 66 crore. In the Veterinary sector, govt. has launched several projects like special intervention for livelihood and employment generation for youths in livestock sector in Bokakhat LAC, Sootea LAC, Jalukbari LAC and Majuli LAC.
Launch of Integrated Dairy Value Chain
Assam govt. has even launched an integrated dairy value chain in Sitajakhala dairy cluster in Morigaon District. The most striking is Mini milk processing plant and other activities under Kannayeka Bohumukhi Pam, Jamuguri hat in Sonitpur District which is truly revolutionizing the rural economy of the state.
Assam Adarsha Gram Yojana
The state govt. is also going to launch Assam Adarsha Gram Yojana, to transform rural Assam. Although this scheme could not take off due to the CAA protests followed by the Covid-19 crisis, govt. has already made the financial resources for implementation of AAGY scheme with the field level functionary. With the support of Hon’ble MLAs and the Deputy Commissioners, govt. will implement Assam Adarsh Gram Yojana in the years to come.
Objectives of 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
As per the assessment survey taken between 2002-03 and 2012-13, the growth in the income of the farmers was only 0.88% per year in Assam against a national average of 5.2%. Hence the Assam government has decided to launch the CMSGUY for holistic development of the villages within a short span by making huge investments in rural areas across the state.
Implementation of CMSGUY
The CM Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana would be implemented in a mission mode. The state government would constitute five teams in each block for the implementation of different mission under the scheme. The teams would be responsible for creating development plans and implementing them into the villages that comes under their block.
Each village under the scheme would get its own village knowledge center and a playground. The scheme would spend about Rs. 1.20 Crore on each village for its overall development. Villages would be the center at the development under the CMSGUY scheme. The key highlights of the scheme implementation would be as following.
- 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.
Key Highlights of Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana (CMSGUY)
Below are the key highlights of Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana (CMSGUY):-
- Double the farm income in five years by 2022.
- 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.
Check recent Assam Budget through the link – https://finassam.in/budget_documents/