Corporates to Fund CSR schemes in NE

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GUWAHATI: The Union ministry of rural development will involve corporate houses to fund Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) scheme in the northeast.

Under SAGY, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October last year, each MP has to adopt a village in their constituency for its all-round development and turn it into a model village by 2019.

The Union rural development minister, Birender Singh, said here on Wednesday all the 40 MPs of the region, including former PM and Rajya Sabha MP Manmohan Singh have also adopted their respective villages under SAGY.

Manmohan Singh adopted the Paschim Bhekeli village panchayat in Kamrup district.

“We are in touch with about 300 corporate houses in the country for CSR activities in NE villages adopted by the MPs. This will increase the involvement of industries in the region,” Birender said.

“It is encouraging that all the MPs of the northeast have adopted villages to make them model villages. The SAGY has also inspired some state governments to emulate the scheme for the MLAs. Mizoram is the first NE state to formulate scheme for adoption of villages by MLAs on the lines of SAGY,” Birender added.

After the review meet, the Union minister said by June 30 all the adopted villages should ready their village development projects and their implementation should start from July 1.

“By October this year, we will conduct a mid-term appraisal of the project works,” he added. The Centre had earmarked Rs 200 to 232 crore for funding the village panchayats across the country in next the five years, he added.

During the review meeting, the state government representative said the limit of administrative expenditure for implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) and Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan should be raised from 6% to 8% for the NE states. State panchayat and rural development minister Rakibul Hussain said the flow of funds under IAY should be streamlined.

(Source: Times of India

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