Odisha is showing the way in ensuring Livelihood to rural poor: says Secretary

Top Quote The State OLM Team with the aim to take the Livelihood initiatives to the next level sat together in last 3 days with the representatives from district and block level officials and brainstormed the way ahead. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 05, 2017 - Bhubaneswar - Shri Deoranjan Kumar Singh, IAS the Commissioner-cum- Secretary, Panchayati Raj Department, Government of Odisha said, "We are happy to inform you that Odisha is showing way of Livelihood Programme implementation to other states of India. This year Odisha Livelihoods Mission (OLM) is expanding its scope from 107 to 150 intensive blocks across the state. And apart from quantity we will also give renewed thrust on the quality of the outcomes under the livelihood programmes."

    Shri Deoranjan Kumar Singh, IAS was speaking in valedictory session of the 3-days long participatory planning workshop known as Chintan-Manthan Shibir 2017-18. In the workshop it is resolved to take the Rural Livelihood programme in the state to the next level.

    Odisha State has been acknowledged by the Government of India in different forums as one of the leading states in implementing Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushal Yojana.

    Odisha Livelihoods Mission could fully utilize the fund allocated in the F.Y. 2016-17 and stand ahead of other states of India in implementing rural livelihood programmes. Odisha has been recognized as a model state by the Government of India in both livelihoods and skill, not only in the terms of expenditure but also in the terms of quality outcomes.

    Shri Pranabjyoti Nath, State-Mission-Director said, "Our last financial year performance is the result of process driven planning, implementation and monitoring & evaluation. We adhere to the Panch Prakriya (5 step process) named as Chintan (Participatory discussion), Manthan (Brainstorming), Abasthapan (Ground implementation), Sameeksha (concurrent monitoring, course correction & learning) and Ablokan (relook and standardization of learning). Today we concluded the first two steps of this Panch Prakriya and the Annual Action Plan for the F.Y. 2017-18 has been finalized."

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