Itanagar, Dec. 24 (ANI) The Arunachal Pradesh Government has claimed that 12 of its state flagship programmes (SFPs) that have been launched since 2013-14, have provided significant benefits to the people of the region.
The state government said that the most popular of these SPFs has been the Chief Minister’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme (CMUHIS), which was launched in 2014-15, as a creative initiative of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.
Government sources,speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Chief Minister Tuki has always been very keen to provide cashless medical treatment to the people of his state.
Under the CMUHIS, people can access cash medical treatment in any of the 79 empanelled hospitals i.e. 17 government hospitals and 62 priivate hospitals across the country through a smart card issued by the New India Assurance Company Ltd (NIIC).
Government sources further revealed that out of a total 2,61,614 households (2011 voters’ list), 2,23,716 were enrolled during 2013-14 and 7,284 households claimed Rs 16,79,64,172 during the period, of which about Rs.15 crore has been paid.
State Health Director Dr.Moji Jini informed adding that the data for 2014-15 is under compilation and the functional response of the empanelled hospitals is under review.
The Government of Arunachal Pradesh has announced plans to enroll the rest 37,853 households during this year by engaging more than 100 field teams and increasing the entitlement from Rs.2 lakh to Rs.3 lakh by allocating Rs.30 crore in the 2015-16 budget.
The decision was taken to honour the overwhelming responses, including the appreciation from President Pranab Mukherjee and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, and for winning Skoch Order-of-Merit Award for being among top 12 health projects in India in September last.
The agriculture and horticulture sectors got a new fillip from the maiden three-day Krishi Expo and Kishan Mela-2012 at IG Park here attended by over 25,000 visitors belonging to all sections of the society, including over 10,000 farmers from all over the state with CM Tuki announcing to attach topmost priority in 2012-13 budget to tap the vast potential of this Himalayan state.
The foodgrains’ production rose from 3.34 MT in 2010-11 to 3.62 lakh in in 2012-13, 3.895 MT in 2013-14 that won the state national Krishi Karman Award for second consecutive years amounting to Rs one crore each. The GoAP had launched the State Krishi Karman Award by adding Rs 25 to Rs two crore to award and encourage the progressive farmers. Soon the state turned into country’s highest kiwi producer (4,956 MT- 2014-15) and second producer of large size cardamom (6,010 MT – 2014-15), which are sold in south India at double the rate.
The Chief Minister’s Agriculture Mechanisation Programme (CMAMP) to aid the farming community in purchasing costly farm machineries with Rs.2.5 crore, Rs.5.13 crore, Rs.1.63 crore and Rs.10 crore in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively served as another booster for the agri-horti sectors. In all, 100 tractors, 300 power tillers, 700 pumping sets and 600 paddy de-husking machines have been distributed, benefiting 1700 farmers till date.
The CM’s Skill Development Scheme (CMSDS) and the CM’s Livelihood Mission School (CMLMS) have also had visible impact.
The CMSDS launched a three-day with job mela-cum skill development interview rally in 2013 here and an allocation of Rs.2.1 crore, Rs.3 crore, Rs. 65 lakh and Rs. 10.6 crore in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively aimed at skilling 6308 youth to make them employable.
The CMLMS at Nampong, initiated by former minister late Setong Sena and run by National Youth Project with H P Biswas and Pradeep Kumar as president and vice president, with allocation of Rs.30 lakh and Rs.50 lakh in 2014-15 and 2015-16 produced two batches of 44 and 100 youth, who are now self-employed, particularly in agri-horti and animal husbandry sector.
The Chief Minister’s Paryatan Vikash Yojana with Rs.3.10 crore, Rs.5 crore and Rs.5 crore in 2012-13 7, 2013-14 benefitted 100 and 161 beneficiaries of 17 districts while the scheme was allocated Rs.5 crore in 2015-16 also to cover ‘humanr se rojgar tak’.
The Chief Minister’s award for excellence in quality education – Best School Award – one in each district @ Rs. 1 lakh each to be spent on skill based learning materials; best principal and best headmaster @ Rs.50,000 each; two best male teachers and two best female teachers @ Rs.50, 000 each; Vidya for encouraging unmarried girls of Cl-VI for continuing education by offering a fixed deposit of Rs.5,000 to be encashed after completing class-XII that benefitted 4,800 in 2014; providing sanitary napkins for better hygiene of girls’ students, benefitting approximately 82,419 girls; CM’s talent award with an allocation of Rs 10 crore to award CBSE toppers free laptops that benefitted 2,286 GoAP school students.
The chief minister’s disability pension @ Rs.1,000 pm with Rs.50 lakh, Rs.45 lakh and Rs.48.12 lakh and Rs.one crore in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 benefitting 922 persons in 17 districts and Capital Complex; CM’s Grants Loin Loom Scheme with Rs.2 crore, Rs.2 crore, Rs.2 crore and Rs.5 crore in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 to help local weavers benefitted 6,424 selected handloom weavers.
The other SFPs included CM’s Mission Mode Project aimed at encouraging tea and rubber crops plantation with Rs.500 lakh for tea growers and Rs.10 crore for rubber growers earmarked for 2013-14; CM’s Trophy of Football and Volleyball with Rs.43.68 lakh, Rs.3.5 crore and Rs 4 crore in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 to promote players (men and women) at block, district and state level; Rs.5 crore in 2015-16 for tree plantation in urban areas, district HQs and Capital Complex; Rs.2 crore in 2015-16 for digging bore wells in less rainfall areas in Tirap, Changlang and Longding; Rs.2 crore in 2015-16 special schemes to augment revenue collection by plugging pilferages; Mukhya Mantri Seema Vikash Yojana with Rs.2 crore in 2015-16 to expand state transport service. (ANI)