Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Feb 28, 2007
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2007
The Ministry of Rural Development has released Rs.2.67 crore to the State Government of Orissa towards second installment of Central Funds for the Watershed Mission, Kalahandi district of the State under Haryali-II guidelines for the implementation of the Drought Prone Areas Programme (DPAP) in the district of Kalahandi for the year 2006-07.
The grant is towards plan expenditure and its utilization is subject to the terms and conditions laid down in the guidelines for watershed development and also to the conditions laid down and orders issued from time to time by the Government of India.
Department of Land Resources has brought out a new initiative called Haryali with an objective of empowering Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) both financially and administratively in implementation of Watershed Development Prorammes. Under this initiative, all ongoing area development programmes namely, Integrated Wastelands Development Programme (IWDP), Drought Prone Areas Programmes (DPAP) and Desert Development Programme (DDP) are to be implemented through the PRIs. New projects under the aforesaid area development programmes are implemented in accordance with the Guidelines for Haryali from April 1, 2003