Lab to Land Initiative in Assam.
About SIRD, Assam
Thrust areas and objectives
Thrust on rural development programmes to
achieve the primary mandate.
To organise diversified courses on Panchayati
Raj and decentralised planning.
To organise need based training programmes
for different clientele groups in the changing
Continuous effort to improve the quality in its
training and research activities.
Collaborative effort with specialised institutes
for academic support, specialised training and
Social mobilisation through awareness
Undertaking micro projects as entrusted by
government in clusters to try out new
Building technical and managerial capacity
among the youth.
IT related training programmes.
2 (two) campuses having capacity for 250
12 (twelve) Extension Centres having capacity for
60 participants in each.
Resource Centre in IT & Skill Development is
Satellite Hub with 15 SITs ready for functioning.
20 Resource Centres set up under BRGF.
2 (two) Extension Centres upgraded as Regional
SIRD HQs – 20
Extension Centres – 60
SIRD, HQs – 70
Extension Centres – 130
12 Research Studies have been undertaken by the
institute from 2005 – 2006 to 2009 – 2010.
From 2001-02 to 2009-2010
Sl Category Number of Number of
1 Elected Representative of Panchayats 2242 133327
2 Functionaries of Panchayats 1084 38815
Officials of Line Departments and
3 854 31073
Representative of NGOs and Community
4 1195 47541
5 Micro Enterprise Development 4246 139013
6 Sensitisation on Social Mobilization 1944 280195
Total 11565 6,69,964
Credit mobilised under special projects
since 2000 – 2001 to 31st March’ 2010
Sl. Name of the project No of No of Credit &
No groups families Govt.
developed covered subsidy (Rs.
and assisted In crores)
1. SGSY special project 5386 69470 57.96
with 50% government
2. Chief Minister’s Jeevan 6166 24601 182.72
Jyoti Swaniojan Yojana
(initially 15% Govt.
subsidy now 25% Govt.
3. EGM with 25% 882 4410 18.19
4. EEW through Backyard 861 19380 2.66
Duck Rearing with 50%
5. NEC sponsored project 150 1550 3.37
with 50% government
6. OIL sponsored project 250 2500 1.03
7. EEW through 120 1600 1.20
handloom items with
50% govt. subsidy
Total 13815 132651 267.13
Training plan – 2010 – 2011
Total course – 1634
Total participants – 58985
Gram Sabha level Campaign
Number of programmes - 200
Number of participants - 20000
Management & Skill Development training.
Number of programmes - 777
Number of participants - 36540
Total courses - 2611
Total participants - 115526
Field level training
60% of courses are organised in a decentralised
manner through Extension Centres.
Off campus training programmes in the field for
grass root level functionaries.
Team of Resource Persons selected and trained
for field level training.
Wider dissemination of knowledge
Training on social mobilisation in the field for awareness
on rural development programmes and strengthening
Team of Animators and Facilitators for mobilising rural
people through awareness programmes.
Social workers, representatives of NGOs, CBOs, SHGs,
Rtd.Teachers are trained up.
Social capital already built by SIRD will be used.
132000 families assisted in groups under special projects
25000 are youth.
Women and youth will be oriented for dissemination of
knowledge in the field.
LAB TO LAND INITIATIVE
DIMORIA DEVELOPMENT BLOCK OF
KAMRUP DISTRICT IN ASSAM
Basic information of the block.
Name of the block Dimoria Development
Area of the Block 26164 Hectare
Gram Panchayats 12
Revenue villages 144
Inhabited villages 140
Uninhabited villages 4
Total population 119548 (as per 2001
Demographic pattern SC : 17023 (14.235%)
ST : 15702 (13.131%)
Other : 86823 (72.634%)
Number of families living below 14123
the poverty line
Women population 58122
Sex ratio 940
Population density per sq.km 457
Literacy rate 66,566 (55.665%)
Male 38518 (62.670%)
Female 28048 (48.257%)
Cropped Net Area Percentag Average Land use
area sown e of area size of pattern
more than al land
once holding of
16280 10987 37% 1.27 Sali paddy
hectare hectare hectares followed
Length of Length of Length of Total length /
surface road unsurfaced National habitation
(excluding roads Highway covered by
70 Kms 155 Kms 40 Kms 40 Kms
Primary health Dispensaries Bed strength
6 (PHC – 1, CHC – 1, 4 58
Mini PHC – 4)
Number of banks 6
(Nationalised & RRBs)
Lower Middle High Degree Jr. Benefi
Primar English English College College ts tsciary
y School School under underunder
School / SSA Mid-pre-
Second meal non
126 26 37 2 3 18460 27801 10546
Electricity & Power .
Number of village Number of household
electricity connected electricity
Total forest coverage 7873.88 hectare
Current status of Rural Development
Programmes in the block.
No of BPL families 14123
No. Of household No. Of Job Card issued
registered since since inception
Mandays generated Mandays generated during
during last financial year current financial year
Labour budget of the current financial year
Budget amount Persondays
Rs. 481.52 lakhs 272525
Demand for work
No. Of households No. Of households
demanded work during demanding work during
last financial year current financial year
No. Of households completing 206
100 days during 2009 - 2010
Number of Bank / Percentage of Job Card Holders
postal accounts opened bank / postal accounts.
Infrastructure created under permissible works.
Number of works
Vigilance & Monitoring Committee & Social Audit.
No. Of Vigilance No. Of social No of works
& Monitoring audit teams socially audited
53 12 48
MIS status : Updated
Technical persons working against each GP : One
technical person in each GP.
Following are the significant aspects that come to the
notice under MGNREGA in the block.
•Participatory planning at community level.
•Financial inclusion – 100% payment through bank and
•Accountable trained up personal at various levels.
•Planning, organisational and administrative capacity
of the Gram Panchayats have improved.
•Closure relationship between panchayats and poor.
•Use of electronically generated muster roll.
•All the Gram Panchayats will have computer
•Handholding training to the Secretaries of GPs
on use of computer and PRIAsoft locally
Number of SHGs developed and assisted .
No of SHGs formed & No of SHGs assisted with revolving fund
developed and bank loan supported by back ended
Federation and marketing facilities .
Whether Kinds of marketing No of SHGs
federation formed facilities participated in
Block level One market 28
federation has complex has been
been constituted constructed.
and has already One village hut is
been submitted to being constructed.
Activities taken up by the groups
Arrangement for skill development
One SHG training cum facilitation centre at
One weaving training centre has been
Initiative of the SIRD under Special SGSY
in the Block
SIRD mobilised more than 2000 rural people
in the block around selected income
generating activities in clusters to popularise
both group and cluster approach.
Clusters with activities taken up in a planned
manner through application of appropriate
technology and skill development came up.
Activities are backyard poultry farming,
handloom, mechanised agricultural activities,
The institute converged all the support
services for the growth of the activities.
Handloom Common Facility Centre has been
functioning in the block to provide support
services to the weavers.
Transformation in quality of life and
empowerment are visible in the clusters.
Activities in the clusters created
demonstration for further replication in the
Housessanctioned and constructed .
No of houses sanctioned No of houses constructed
against physical target in and completed as against
the current financial year the target of the last
Women SC ST Minorities Physically
144 191 204 25 Nil
Procedure of fund Time taken for Transparency
received by the construction
beneficiaries of a house
Fund is released to 3 months Launched in the
the beneficiary in the website.
form of A/C payee
cheques in 2
Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension.
Number of beneficiaries 2226
Number of beneficiaries 175
The SIRD, Assam has taken up Dimoria Development
Block in Kamrup district in first phase.
The Kapili Development Block in Morigaon district
has been proposed to be taken up in the next phase.
General action plan under the
initiative in the block
Sl. Objective or key Actions Success
No. result area indicator
1 2 3 4
1 Awareness A community Number of
generation of rural information centre awareness
development Focal point for programmes
programmes dissemination of organised,
information. village and
2. Mobilising Awareness campaign. Meaningful
people for participation of
Gram Sabha rural people in
CBOs, social workers, youth,
women will be involved.
Around 3000 youth, farmers Number of
and women already assisted youth, women
under the special projects of trained up to act
SIRD will also be involved. as animators
2. Mobilising Leaflets in assamese on Rural
people for Development programmes.
TOT programmes for the Team of youth,
CBOs, youth and women women and
with Neheru Yuva Kendra. social workers
Team of youth, women and developed.
social workers as animators
3. Application PRA techniques in the field People trained
of PRA to facilitate participatory up for
techniques. planning, monitoring, participatory
identification of planning,
4. Registration under Awareness Number of
MGNREGA through programmes under Families covered
awareness MGNREGA to under the
generation facilitate registration process.
5. Social audit for Social audit teams Participation of
transparency and will be trained in the people in social
accountability field to facilitate audit and
social audit and to improvement in
6. Facilitating grievance
7. Convergence through Interface between Improvement in
inter departmental villagers and line service delivery.
coordination departments for
accessibility to the
8. Organisation of users Training to users Number of
groups, committees, groups, beneficiary Users groups,
beneficiary committees for beneficiary
committees for qualitative committees
monitoring, monitoring. formed and
maintenance and qualitative
9. Training to the members Training for better Number of
of the Vigilance and monitoring under members trained
Monitoring Committees. MGNREGA, IAY and up and
other programmes. improvement in
10. One round of Training Trainers will be sent Participants
programmes to all the PRI to the block for covered under
members, line department handholding handholding
officials and other training and also to training
functionaries in the monitor the impact programmes and
blocks. of training. improvement in
11. Handholding training and Same as 10
evaluation of the impact
of training in the field for.
12. Formation and Special training Number of
development of among the SHGs for federations
federations. development of formed.
13. Training on skill Identification of Youth, farmers
development and youth, farmers, and women
exposure for selected women. imparted skill
youth, farmers and development
14. Development of a Intensive training as Number of
team of master master trainers and master trainers
trainers for skill facilitators for self so developed.
development and employment
also to act as oriented activities in
facilitators. the block.
15. Mobilising youth Special drive to select Number of
for self unemployed youth youth mobilised
employment and farmers for self for self
with bank loan
16. Credit mobilisation. Coordination with the
banks will be
17. Training The SIRD will select Number of
programmes for NGOs, CBOs and facilitators so
Facilitators of SHGs impart special training developed.
under SGSY/NRLM. as facilitators.
18. Handholding training Field level resource Handholding
to all Secretaries of persons will be training
Gaon Panchayat and arranged for programmes
other staff. handholding. organised.
19. Multisectoral A team of Better delivery
facilitating team multisectoral grass of services.
root level workers
like Gram Sevaks /
etc. will be formed.
20 Focus on gender Elected women Better service
issues representatives of delivery for
Panchayats will be women and
21 Impact study Studies of the
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