शुक्रवार, 31 जुलाई 2015

140 crores rupees spent for 600 Watersheds in Bolangir

 An amount of Rs. 140 crores  spent  in Bolangir district, Odisha  for construction of 600   Watersheds  within 14 years without  single  increase  in percentage of irrigated  land  in the  district (!)  , exposed through RTI

Bolangir was infamous and still infamous  as one  of the most drought prone districts in the  country and  for its notoriety  of  large scale migration, hunger and  starvation death. Both the Central Govt. and State Govt. have undertaken numerous schemes, anti-poverty programme, food security programme in order to ensure food security and increase living standard  of the poor and vulnerable  families in the district. Watershed Project is one of the programme  undertaken  with allocation of  huge  fund  to  increase  ground water table with water  conservation measures, ensuring  irrigation to lands, providing employment to the people  through  developing agriculture and horticulture activity etc. It is a multi-pronged approach  to end poverty, ensure food security and reduce migration in Bolangir. Both Govt agencies and NGOs were engaged to undertake watershed projects in the district.  

RTI Application was submitted in December, 2014 to the PIO, office of Project Director, watershed, Bolangir seeking information about details of Watershed projects undertaken under different scheme in Bolangir and the amount spent for it from beginning to 2014.  The information provided by the PIO is as follows.

Sl. No
Name of the Scheme
No. of Watershed
       Project Period
Expenditure incurred ( In lakh)
From
To
1
Employment Assurance Scheme
91
1998-99
2005-06
1741.51
2
ACA ( RLTAP)
28
2002-03
2010-11
756.55
3
Spl RLTAP (ACA)
10
2008-09
2011-12
332.94
4
IWDP-II
19
1997-98
2011-12
483.43
5
IWDP-III
6
2000-01
2011-12
199.93
6
IWDP-IV
10
2006-07
2011-12
198.59
7
IWDP-V
10
2006-07
2011-12
213.32
8
DPAP ( 6th Batch)
20
2000-01
2011-12
600.00
9
DPAP ( 7th Batch)
32
2001-02
2010-11
306.00
10
DPAP (8th Batch)
32
2002-03
2010-11
277.32
11
DPAP (9th Batch)
32
2003-04
2010-11
138.56
12
DPAP (10th Batch)
32
2004-05
2010-11
143.79
13
DPAP (11th Batch)
36
2005-06
2011-12
832.83
14
DPAP (12TH Batch)
36
2006-07
2011-12
798.10
15
WORLP (PY-I)
4
2000-01
2004-05
190.00
16
WORLP (PY-II)
16
2001-02
2005-06
760.00
17
WORLP (PY-III)
32
2002-03
2006-07
1505.23
18
WORLP (PY-IV)
40
2003-04
2007-08
1880.77
19
WORLP (PY-V)
32
2004-05
2008-09
1497.63
20
WORLP (PY-VI)
16
2005-06
2009-10
748.82
21
IWMP-I
10
2009-10
2011-12
96.70
22
IWMP-II
12
2009-10
2011-12
122.29
23
IWMP-III
10
2009-10
2011-12
98.06
24
IWMP-IV
9
2009-10
2011-12
87.26
25
IWMP-V
10
2010-11
2011-12
40.96
26
IWMP-VI
12
2010-11
2011-12
51.71
27
IWMP-VII
9
2011-12
2011-12
24.77
28
IWMP-VIII
9
2011-12
2011-12
22.00

Total
615


14149.16

(ACA- Additional Central Assistance, IWDP- Integrated Watershed Development Project, WORLP- Western Odisha Rural Livelihood Mission supported by DFID, UK, DPAP- Drought Prone Area Programme, IWMP-Integrated watershed Management Programme)

Pradip Pradhan, RTI Activist
Odisha Soochana Adhikar Abhijan
M-9937843482
Date- 31.07.2015 

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