Lakhimpur DRDA is a Society registered under Societies Registration Act. XXI of 1860 in
the year 1979 and is governed by existing rules and procedures of Govt. of Assam and Govt.
of India. Since its establishment the Lakhimpur DRDA has been implementing primarily
centrally sponsored programme meant for rural
District Rural Development Agancy, Lakhimpur
covers nine development blocks consisting of
a total numbers of 81 Gaon Panchayats.
DRDA is the head of the office and under him there are officers namely Project Officer,
Executive Engineer, Asstt. Project Officer (Monitoring), Asstt. Project Officer (Agri.),
Asstt. Project Officer (Credit), Asstt. Project Officer (Veterinary), Asstt. Project
Officer (Technical), Junior Engineer. The officers look after the various cells pertaining
to their department. All the officers are deputed to DRDA from the various Govt. line
mainly concerned with the development of rural masses through
various poverty alleviation programmes viz. JGSY, EAS, IAY, SGSY, Credit Cum Subsidy and
erstwhile IRDP, TRYSEM, DWCRA, GKY, SITRA, MWS etc. Besides these, recently DRDA,
Lakhimpur has contemplated to undertake two
big projects wasteland development project and Innovative
Programme on Sericulture.
Important projects going on
Rural Road Programme
Thread (Sonalisuta Prokalpa)
Integrated Wasteland Development
Other routine programmes in
the district back to top
IRDP(Integrated Rural Development Program)
TRYSEM(Training for Rural Youth for Self Employment)
DWCRA(Development of Women and Children in Rural Area)
CCS( Credit cum subsidy)
OBB( Operation Black Board)
GKY(Gonga Kalyan Yojana)
JRY(Jawahar Rojgar Yojana)
MWS(Million Well Scheme)
IAY(Indira Awas Yojana)
EAS(Employment Assurance Scheme)
SGSY(Swarna Jayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana)
REPORT as on 27-05-2009
Important projects presently taken up by DRDA ,Lakhimpur
National Rural Road
& Project reports of Rural Roads under this programme were prepared and
already submitted to the Govt. But , the fund has not yet been received .
Project areas under nine Development Blocks were surveyed out and 10 (ten)
nos of proposals for construction of rural housing in clusters were prepared
and submitted to the Govt. for sanction / release of fund.
Golden Thread ( Sonalisuta Prokalpa)
This 3 years Project
involving Rs. 305.81 Lakh was
inaugurated by laying foundation stone for the
Market yard cum Marketing centre at Lakhimpur Development Block office
campus on 26th Sep2000. As per the action plan of the project 363 Nos of Swarojgaries have been identified and 47 nos of
SHG have been formed under different project component. The SHG have surveyed out in
collaboration with the Dist. Sericulture Deptt. and 363 acres areas have been identified
for plantation of Muga food plants under 6 ( six) development block of the district.
Revolving fund @ Rs 5000/- to each of 36 SHGs under different development block areas has
been released and they have started activities . Raising of seedlings for Muga food plants
was developed and plantation of som seedling was being done in the project areas. The
construction of Market yard cum training center and yarn bank in the premises of Lakhimpur
Development Block has been completed also the construction of other community reeling and
spinning center / seed production center is being taken up.
Also , steps are being taken to implement the project as per the instructions /
Guidelines received from the Govt. from time to time.
Integrated Wasteland Development Project
Dhal-Ghagar Integrated Wasteland Development Project involving Rs. 360.00 Lakhs has been taken up for implementation within 5
years by this DRDA. Govt. has already released Rs. 90.00 Lakhs for the first
year. The Watershed Advisory Committee appointed the Project Implementing Agency (PIA) and
Watershed Dev. Teams have been formed. The socio economic survey and detail engineering
survey have been completed by the PIAs viz. DFO (Social Forestry), Lakhimpur
and D.O., Soil Conservation, Lakhimpur respectively. The awareness programme including
training cum exhibition has been arranged by the Watershed Dev. Teams. The formation of
SHGs are being going on and other activities like plantation , construction of fishery
tank , raised platform etc. alongwith some entry point activities have been taken up.
Progress of some of the regular programs
of DRDA Lakhimpur
last 4 years 5223 nos of
beneficiaries were assisted under IRDP involving 998 nos
of SC , 1850
nos of ST beneficiaries . Main
schemes were Piggery, Grocery, Fishery, Horticulture,Dairy
etc Under IRDP infrastructure programmes
34 Nos of projects under different schemes
including horticulture were implemented in
various development block areas of the District. A good nos. of rural youths have been benefited
schemes. Further, during the year 96-97 and 97-98 48 nos. power tillers were supplied from
the P & RD Deptt., which were distributed
to the Dev.
Blocks for use by the rural farmers. Besides these 60
nos. power tillers were distributed to the flood
affected gaon panchayats of the district from
Chief Ministers Relief fund during 98-99. Further, 1500 nos. of hand looms sets were
distributed to the flood affected families for self employment
ventures under IRDP Infrastructure Programme.
A total nos of
718 nos of rural youth were trained up under TRYSEM
in different trades during the last 4 years and most of the trained youth were
self employed under
Under this programme , a total no of 286
Rural women groups were formed under DWCRA during the
years 1996-97 to 1998-99 in weaving, piggery , goatery ,duckery etc., and
altogether 4290 nos of rural women were benefitted under the programme
rural areas of the blocks of the district
altogether 1796 Nos of
rural artisans were assisted providing improved tool kits to them under this
Credit cum Subsidy
Altogether 81 Nos of persons have been
provided subsidy under this programme for
construction of dwelling houses in the block
areas of the district.
Under this programme 30 nos. of LP school buildings were constructed in different
development block areas of the district.
Under this programme 200 nos of STWs
were installed in different rural areas of
the Dist, and 150 nos of pump sets were also distributed thereby creating irrigation
facilities to the rural farmers particularly SC/ST community of the district.
During the last 4 years 485 Nos rural roads, 255 nos of school buildings , 55 nos of rest shed
, 45 nos of community hall , 140. Nos bundh and 315 Nos
of other schemes were completed, which have created basic rural infrastructure for the people living in rural areas. With effect
from April1999 JGSY was implemented replacing
erstwhile JRY. Under JGSY 956 nos of schemes were completed
giving benefits to the rural people under different community based and
individual beneficiary schemes.
Under this programme 280 nos of bundh , 320 nos channel cutting , 42 nos of irrigation
wells & 210 Nos of other schemes were
completed in different block areas of the district.
5329 nos of dwelling houses were constructed under IAY in different block areas of the District involving 3138
nos of SC
and ST beneficiaries during last 4
a total 310 Nos of rural roads ,
230.nos of LP school building , 110 Nos
of community hall , 195. nos of protection/
anti erosion work, 108. Nos of Agricultural/irrigation
based schemes , 70. nos Raised plateform ,93
Nos Channel cutting ,
42 Nos of
others building/schemes were completed during last 4 years in different development block areas of the district.
has been launched in the district with effect from April 99
erstwhile IRDP, TRYSEM ,DWCRA
,SITRA,GKY,MWS , and altogether 48 nos
of Self Help Groups were formed and 30 Nos of
groups involving 450 swarojgaries and 179 nos. of Individual Swarojgaries have been
provided subsidy under this programme. Further, 300 rural youths were provided training
for taking up self employment activities under SGSY during 99-2000.