Departments Under Planning And Co-ordination Department are :
DISTRICT STATISTICAL OFFICE
For implementation of any Scheme or Project it is necessary to know the present status of the beneficiaries or the locality, which extend support for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the scheme or project.
To get the answer for
The statistical organization has been set up at state level as well as in district levels.
Accordingly the District Statistical Office, Keonjhar is established and functioning since 1959-60.It is collecting base line information through sample surveys, Census and secondary information from different offices for preparation of estimate required for State Govt. and Central Govt. And publication of statistical booklets.
i) Brief description about different programme.
The schemes namely EARAS, I.C.S., R.K.B.Y., F&V Survey, Agricultural. Census, N.S.S. Price Collection, V.I.C.S. along with data collection on D.S.H.B., Urban Local Body Statistics and reports of different offices are being implemented through this organization. Beside this some adhoc survey and Census are also taken up through this organisation.
E A R A S (Establishment of an Agency for Reporting Agricultural statistics )
This is a centrally sponsored scheme implemented since 1976-77 for formulation of reliable estimates on area (Land use Pattern), Yield rate and production of important crops. At present the scheme covering 14 crops namely Paddy, Wheat, Maize, Ragi, Mung, Biri, Kulthi, Til, Groundnut, Mustard , Jute, Potato, Sugarcane and niger.
In the area estimation the total revenue lands of the villages are classified in to 9 fold. Classification as follows :-
Then the reports on land used pattern are obtained by plot wise are enumeration survey in the three crop season Autumn, Winter & Summer of the Agricultural Year. The period of coverage of three seasons are :-
The report on estimation of yield rate and production are obtained from the yield estimation survey. Under this a three stage stratified Random sampling is designed taking sample villages as the first stage sampling unit, the selected survey numbers (plots) as second stage sampling unit and (5mt X 5mt) experimental field for crop cutting as the 3rd stage sampling units. For all the 14-programmed crops, crop-cutting experiments is being conducted in all the seasons in the sample villages basing upon the guidelines.
The estimates of area, Yield rate and productions are used for estimation of Normal Yield rates, forecasts and Agricultural Production and its growth trend.
The block level staffs of this organization namely Statistical Field Surveyor (S.F.S.) are the primary worker of this scheme. The work of the S.F.S. are supervised by the Statistical Field Inspectors (S.F.I.)/senior statistical Field Inspectors (S.S.F.I.) and District Supervisory Staff
I.C.S. ( Improvement of Crop Statistics )
It is a centrally sponsored scheme implemented to examine the deficiency in implementation of EARAS scheme by the field functionaries. Under the scheme the supervisory staff of the district and additional Sample Survey Organisations have conducted area enumeration in the patches where the S.F.S. had conducted Land Utilisation Survey under EARAS and examine the process followed by the S.F.S. in yield estimation survey. The findings were sent to the N.S.S.O., New Delhi for taking further action at his level.
F.& V. Survey ( Fruit and vegetable survey )
This scheme is being implemented in this district since 1984-85 for estimation of area yields rate and production of fruits like 1.Banana, 2. Coconut, 3.Cashewnut, 4.Mango, 5..Orange and vegetables like 1.Cauli flower, 2.Cabbage, 3.Onion,4.Tomato,5.Turmeric, 6.Chilly,7.Okra (Ladies finger),and 8.brinjal.
Under this scheme the primary workers for area estimation are the statistical field surveyors working under EARAS and the primary worker for yield estimation survey are the Primary Investigators posted at District level.
R.K.B.Y. (Rastriya Krishi Bima Yojana)
Originally the scheme comprehensive crop insurance scheme (C.C.I.S.) was implemented in this district covering the paddy crop only. At present the scheme is renamed as Rastriya Krishi Bima Yojana (RKBY) since 2000-2001 and covering the crops paddy and Maize for this district.
Under this scheme District Statistical Office is responsible for preparation of sample list, supply of selected plots for crop cutting to the District Agricultural Officers. After Crop cutting by Agricultural staff collection of schedules, compilation and submission of results to the Directorate.
Similarly the D.D.A./D.A.O. are responsible for conducting crop-cutting experiments smoothly and submission of schedules to the D.S.O. with fixed date lines.
The Agricultural census is a scheme implemented under the guidelines of Govt. of India Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture and Co-operation (Agricultural Census Division) for obtaining the information on agricultural operational holdings and land cultivation by animals and agricultural implements and fertilisers used. The scheme is implemented in every five years following sample surveys. The last census was conducted for 1995-96.
N.S.S. (National Sample Survey)
The scheme NSS is set up by the Govt. of India in 1950 to collect socio-economic data in different rounds applying sampling methods. The 56th round of NSS is in operation for the period from 1st July,2000 to last June 2001.
The 56th Round Survey is devoted to collection of data on
Those information will be of great utility for framing policies and programme by planning commission and other Agencies and for preparation of estimates on National Income by the Central Statistical organization (CSO) Govt. of India. The above data are collected in the prescribed formats by one primary investigator posted in the district. The work of the P.I. is supervised by one statistical Investigator and the District Statistical Officer.
For building up the different economic indicators and models and examining the oscillation scheme is introduced since 1975. Under the scheme producers price, Farm harvest price, Whole sale price, Retail price of Agricultural commodities and collection of price of domestic animals Birds, Animals produces and by-products are collected from the selected primary markets on fortnightly basis. This price data are used for estimation of State income, National Income and use of State domestic products for data collection four primary markets namely Remuli, Dhenkikote, Harichandanpur and Salabani covering three Sub-Division of the district have been selected to obtained the different price statistics.
The fieldwork for collection of price data is being done by one primary investigator and supervised by one Statistical investigator.
V.I.C.S. (Village Index Card scheme)
With an objective of getting a detailed account of infrastructural facilities available at the village level and identify the backward areas, the scheme VICS is introduced in 1973-74. Under the scheme four round of survey has been completed. The last round of the survey was completed during 1998-99. All the data under the scheme were collected by one primary investigator posted at district level. The data collected are supervised by one Statistical Investigator.
D.S.H.B. ( District Statistical Hand Book )
To know the latest position about the District information relating to different offices and programme implemented in the district are collected and published in the shape of district statistical handbook. At present the DSHB are being published in every two years. The last series of DSHB is of 1997. The DSHB 1999 has been prepared and sent to the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Orissa, Bhubaneswar for scrutiny and printing at Orissa Govt. Press. One Statistical Asst. and one Statistical Investigator are in charge of collection and compilation of such information.
Urban Local Bodies Statistics
The information relating to manpower, Income and expenditure are regularly collected from all the municipalities and N.A.Cs of the district and sent to the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Orissa, Bhubaneswar for publication of Municipal year book. The last series of the Municipal year book covering information up to 1995 has been published. The information up to the year 1998-99 has already been sent to the Directorate of E & S and information for 1999-2000 is under collection.
Other Official statistics
The information relating to Excise Statistics, Small savings Statistics, Crime Statistics, Land Revenue Statistics, Street Accidents, Death due to Snake bite and attack of other wild animals, Sickness of prisoners, Printing Press statistics, Registered Legal Practitioners, Natural calamities, Entertainment Tax, Orissa Sale Tax, Commercial Tax, Public Administration and Sanitary Services, Health statistics, Registered documents and value of property etc. are regularly being collected from the concerned offices and sent to the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Orissa, Bhubaneswar for preparation of different estimates and publications.
The population census of India is conducted in every 10 years. The last population census was conducted in 1991. The census operation for the population census 2001 has already been started. In the 1st stage house listing operation was taken up during May,2000. The final round of census will be conducted during 9th to 28th February,2001. After the census Govt. of India will declare final population of the country during March,2001. The role of the District Statistical Office is to took about the correctness and smooth collection of information about the census.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question No-1 To whom the collected data is helpful ?
Answer - The statistical data collected, compiled and reported at the district level is vital for Scholars/ Research persons, voluntary organizations etc.
Question No-2 Can one get the reports in a printed form ?
Answer - Yes one can get printed books of Directorate of Economics & Statistics after paying a marginal cost fixed by the Directorate such as-
Question No- 3 What type of data one can get ?
Answer - In the district office one can get village level, Panchayat level and Block level data.
Question No- 4 Please specify village level data in brief ?
Answer - The office can supply a wide range of village level, so also Panchayat level data regarding (a) Geographical area, (b) Land utilization pattern, (c) Village status, (d) SC/ ST- wise population, (d) Sex-wise population.(f) Children below six years etc. of last Census.
Question No- 5 Please specify Block level data in brief ?
Answer - Including the items stated in Answer-4 this Office can supply Block level
Question No- 6 Is any cost charged for supply of above information ?
Answer - No cost is charged. Sometimes a plain paper application will serve the purpose.
District Planning Unit was set up since 7.8.1984 to prepare Annual as well as Five year plan of the District in consultation with 17 working groups of various departments. The annual plan and five year plan are to be approved by the Dist. Planning and Development Board of district. The Annual Plan for 1997-98 onwards and five year plan of the district for 1997-2002 have not been done as the District Planning and Development Board of the district vie Resolution No.10636/P dtd.24.6.97 of the government in Planning and Co-ordination Committee for the district which will have the responsibility of preparing development plan of the district. Such committee is not formed by the Government.
Structure of the Office
The Chief Planning and Development Officer was the Head of the Office, the Post of which has been abolished since 1999-2000.Now the district planning office is working under administrative control of the Collector, Keonjhar.
Different programmes like United Funds, M. P. Lad funds and M. L. A. Lad funds are being implemented through District Planning and Development Office.
(a) Untied Funds:-
With a view to increase the participation of local people and their representation in the planning process, which is one of the main objective of decentralized planning ,the scheme "United funds ".Its utilization is nonetheless regulated by certain guidelines called "Rules and procedures for sanction of Untied Funds,1997".
Planning and Co-ordination Department releases the funds is shape of Grant-in-aid under the district streams for utilization. Out of the funds allocated to the district 90% will be utilized as "Normal Grant" and the rest 10% under the Normal Grant, the entire cost of a project work would be met from the united fund where as under incentive grant, a portion of the entire cost of a project would be met out of Untied Fund in the form of incentive and the rest would come as public contribution. The minimum of public contribution will be 25% of the cost of the project in a tribal Block and 50% in other area. Public contribution may be in form cash or kind or labor or any combination one or more of them. This will help the people in true involvement in plan and programme.
An illustrative list of projects/works admissible and non-admissible under United funds is appended to the Rule. Collector selects the executing agencies for each project approved by Zilla Parishad and accord necessary administrative approval before its execution .This scheme started operating in the district since 1985-86 onwards.
(b) M.PLAD Scheme:-
Under this scheme, each M.P. will have the choice to suggest to the Collector to the tune of 2 crore per year to be taken up in his/her constituency. Elected members of Rajya Sabha representing the whole of state as they do, may selected works for implementation in one or more district(s) as they may choose. Nominated members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha may also selected works for implementation in one or more district any where in the country. M.Ps can also recommend works outside their constituency/states for an amount not exceeding 10 lakhs per annum for construction of assets that are permissible in the guidelines for rehabilitation measures in the event of natural calamity of rare severity in any part of the country. The works under the scheme shall be developmental in nature based on local felt needs. The emphasis is on creation of durable assets. Funds provided under the scheme shall not be used for incurring revenue expenditure. This scheme operates since 1993-94 onwards.
(c) MLALAD Fund:-
The MLALAD Fund is intended to be utilized for small but essential projects/works based on the felt needs of the local public. It is also meant to be used for providing missing links to operationalise non-operational plan assets for which funds cannot be provided under any other on-going programmes. This fund is not tied to any other development sector but none the less it shall be governed by certain guidelines Rules and procedures for sanction of MLALAD Funds,1997. Government in P & C Department releases funds in shape of Grant-in-aid each year. An illustrative list of admissible and not-admissible project under the scheme is appended to the said guidelines. The concerned M.L.A. will have to recommend a priority list of projects/works to be taken up within his jurisdiction in the district under the scheme during the year, which is to be finalized by the Collector. Priority list of projects/works once finalized by the Collector on the suggestion of the concerned MLA shall stand valid till funds earmarked for the constituency is exhausted. Execution of projects/works through the scheme shall be exempted from prorata charges and contingency charges by different Departmental Executing Agencies.
Work sites/projects that can be visited by interested Groups/ Press/ Media
(a) Untied funds :
(b) M.P.L.A.D. Scheme(Rajya Sabha/Lok Sabha) :
(c) M.L.A.L.A.B.Scheme :
Process of interaction with beneficiaries/public
i) Contact officials for different programmes:
Internal Grievances redressal system of the Department
Grievance can be ventilated before the Collector,Keonjhar/District Planning Officer,Keonjhar.
Questionnair on MPLAD Scheme
Question No-1 How we expect to take up developmental works in our village and under what scheme it is possible?
Answer - The Honble M.P. is the public representative who can suggest development work in his constituency. You may appraise him about your need to take up development work in your village/ town under MPLAD Scheme.
Question No-2 What would be the amount for executing a project and who shall execute the work?
Answer - The works under the scheme shall be developmental in nature based on locally felt needs. Emphasis is for creation of durable assets. Ideally work can be suggested by the M.P. in individual works consisting not more than Rs.25.00 lakhs per work but however, this limit cannot be too rigidly constructed depending upon the nature of the work.
Question No-3 Is there any restriction to take up any kind of work?
Answer - The Government of India have formulated a set of guidelines to execute a definite nature of work which generally caters to the very needs of the locality and abroad. However, to bring about a fairness in execution, the District Collector approves the work identified by the Honble M.P. and execute through an agency to whom he considers to be viable.
Question No-- 4 Is there any norms fixed to execute the work and the benefit behind the screen?
Answer - There are different agencies under the different Dept.of the State Govt. Under the scheme the departmental authority takes up the work as per the prevailing norms of the department concerned. Pre-rate charges and centage charges are, however excluded/exempted as it is public benefited concern without reserving benefit for the Govt. Institution.
Question No- 5 How the projects are maintained after execution and who would be responsible for future maintenance?
Answer - The works executed are public properties which are to be taken care of by the agencies through which it is carried on. The future liability is to be looked into by the said Department/Agency.
Questionnair on MLALADS
Question No- 6 What about MLALAD Fund?
Answer - (a) Funds earmarked by Govt.for execution of small works in the Constituency. (b) It is guided by the Rules and procedures prescribed under the scheme since 1997-98 onwards.
Question No- 7 What is the extent of money for a Constituency?
Answer - (a) Initially it was of 05 lakh for each Assembly Constituency. (b) Subsequently it is extended up to 15 lakh in a year.
Question No- 8 How does the fund utilise?
Answer - (a) It is utilized on the recommendation of concerned M.L.A. in the Constituency. (b) District Collector approves the project for execution out of the selected works of the M.L.As.
Question No- 9 Is there any restriction to utilize such fund in the Constituency other than the Constituency to which relates?
Answer - (a) Yes. (b) Funds earmarked for a Constituency can only be utilized in that Constituency.
Question No-10 What is the time limit to utilize the fund?
Answer - (a) Funds can be utilized in the same year in which it is provided. (b) Funds can be utilized in the subsequent year on approval of the Finance Department.
Question No-11 How the fund is utilized when the M.L.A concerned ceased to Function?
Answer - (a) Project is selected but not executed requires confirmation by sitting M.L.A. (b) Project if not selected,the sitting M.L.A shall suggest works for execution.
Questionnair on UNTIED FUND
Question No-12 What is untied fund about?
Answer - (a) It is the fund, provide by State Govt. for execution of work. (b) It is constituted in two parts such as Normal grant and incentive grant.
Question No-13 Is there any different between Normal and Incentive grant?
Answer - (a) Yes. (b) Normal grant carries no public contribution, where as Incentive grant requires. Public contribution. (c) Public contribution varies from place to place i.e.50% incase of non-tribal pocket and 25% in case of tribal pocket.
Question No-14 Is there any Tribal pocket in Keonjhar District?
Answer - (a) Yes. (b) Anandapur Sub-Division is considered as non-tribal area whereas other two Sub-Divisions i.e.Keonjhar and Champua are Tribal areas.
Question No-15 Is there any amount fixed for execution of work in a particular place?
Answer - (a) Yes. (b) In case of normal grant the maximum quantum of fund utilised is fixed to Rs.02 lakhs whereas it is Rs.50 ,000/-in case of incentive grant.
Question No-16 What is the procedure for execution of work out of the funds?
Answer - (a) Block Development Officers recommended applications for execution of works which are placed before the Zilla Parishad for discussion and approval. (b) Funds released on administrative approval of the Collector of the District.