Sowanseeree A Golden Dream
Find the entrepreneurs in society.
Train and fund them.
Create enterprise and create wealth
Create enterprise and create wealth
4. Expand wealth creation and expand the Economy.
As the economy grows the poor prosper with Rising employment and incomes.
Special/Additional/Other factors of the district:
Development programmes are under implementation in the district by the
department of Agriculture.
As per the latest
ground water assessment data, all the blocks in the district are categorized as
520 S.T.Ws have been
installed by the Department of Agriculture under RIDF during the year 1999-2000
and 2000-2001, thus creating an additional irrigation potential of approximately
1000 ha. Further, 368 S.T.Ws have been installed under ARIASP creating an
irrigation potential of 700 ha.
Muga silk rearing is
receiving highest attention in the district.
To bring all round
prosperity in the district, Government sponsored programmes viz., SGSY, PMRY
etc., are under implementation in the district.
Recurrence of floods
is a major factor affecting the economy of the district. As the river beds are
higher than the cultivated areas, the district is prone to recurrence floods and
around 27 percent of the net cropped area is classified as flood prone /
facilities affect the movement of inputs and final produce.
The district is cut
off for a major part of the rainy season, with the result that no major industry
has come up in the district.
The district offers
plenty of scope for Agro-processing sector (Rice based and fruit based) and
forest based sectors.
especially Pineapple cultivation has a tremendous scope.
(2) THE DEVELOPMENT
STRATEGY: Strength & Weakness
Development of Dhemaji
economically and socially, lies in the growth of the economy in the Agriculture
and allied sectors. This has to be supplemented by small-scale industrialization
concentrating in items of comparative advantage. The development has to take
into consideration- the markets of the hinterland areas of Arunachal Predesh
comprising of the districts of East Siang, West Siang, Subansiri and Pakumpare.
With the coming up of the Bogibeel Bridge, the market will also extend to
Dibrugarh, Sibsagar and Tinsukia District. The opening of the bridge over Siang
River at Pasighat will open up markets of Sadia, Lohit, Changlang Dist of
Arunachal Pradesh. The re-assuring factor of Dhemaji District is that it is a
self-sufficient district in paddy and other products, limiting the imports to
consumer products. The other note-worthy factor in the economy is that Muga
rearing has developed as an important economic activity and there is tremendous
scope for value-added products in this sector. With the commissioning of the
Lower Subansiri Power Project, the district will become surplus in power by
communication, road and rail are severely handicapped during the summer months
freezing the economy for nearly 5 months every year. Availability of trained
manpower and desire of the people to improve their quality of life is wanting.
Entrepreneurship required in all fields of activities is lagging behind.
These are the core-areas that would have to be taken care of before
embarking on the development plan. The focus of the development plan would be on
development through self-employment with government acting as the facilitator
and agency for infrastructure development. The catering to the needs of the
market will be the focal point of any development effort. On the social aspect
of development, the main focus
would be to create an enabling environment for realization of total human
potential with equal opportunities for all.
Because of their interrelation, the development efforts will be
grouped under the following major groups.
and allied sector.
and commerce sector.
Essential services sector.
The sub-sectors in the Agriculture sector and allied sector are- (1)
Agriculture,(2) Horticulture,(3) Floriculture, (4)Fishery,(5) Animal Husbandry
and Vety.(6) Diary Development,(7)Irrigation(Minor & Major),(8)Social
forestry (9) Forestry,(10) Sericulture.(11) Micro credit (12) Market information
and forecasting (13) Weather forecasting (14) Medicinal Plantations.
The sub-sectors are – (1) Education (2) Drinking Water and sanitation
(3) Health and Family Welfare (4) Welfare of Handicapped, aged, blind etc.(5)
Municipal services (6) Women and child care programmes (4) Welfare of Schedule
Caste/Schedule Tribe/Backward Classes/Minorities. (5) Development of sports and
cultural affairs (6) Public Distribution system (7) Legal Meteorology (8) Legal
aid (9) Adult Literacy programme (10) Libraries and cultural centers (11)
sub-sectors are –(1) Surface communication (2) Water ways (3) Railways (4)
Assam State Electricity Board (5) Cold storage (6) Grain Storage (7) Water ways
(8) Air transport facilities (9) Electronic communication (10) Electronic media
(11) Marketing infrastructure for local products (12) Inter-state bus terminus,
truck terminals (13) Airports and helipads.(14) Flood management.
The sub-sectors are – (1) Industry (2) Banking and Credit institutions
(3) Bourses (4) Handloom and Textiles (5) Ornamental Fish breeding (6) Tourism
(culture) (7) Small Tea gardens (8) Handicrafts (9) Food packaging (10) White
goods servicing (11) Way-side amenities (12) Entertainment Industry (13) Health
care Institutions (14) Sanatorium (15) ) Industrial growth centers and
commercial specialty parks (16) Bio-tech industry (17) Commercial and Life
of Law and order, speedy delivery of justice.
THRUST AREAS :
Cash crops and Citrus farming.
Muga, Eri and Mulberry rearing.
Floriculture and orchid farming.
AGRICULTURE AND ALLIED SECTOR
The sub-sector activities are listed below –
Attention will be
paid to the issues of ground water development and providing necessary guidance
to the farming community.
Members of the FMCs
will be motivated by the Agriculture Engineering Department to complete the
programme under STW project of RIDF and programmes to follow.
Banks will be
sensitized to consider the sector as a potential source for expanding their
credit flow, especially by tie-up with FMCs.
Issue of periodic
pattas to be expedited
Delay in supply of
the extracts of land records to the farmers will be eliminated by introducing
suitable mechanism so that the farmers can avail the credit facilities from the
banks on time.
government programmes with bank credit is the need of the hour. Such an approach
will increase the benefited area as well as motivate the farmers to take up the
land development activities.
among the farming community about the importance of land development activities
will be created by the departments concerned through FMCs, PRIs,NGOs etc.
Farm Mechanisation & Bio Fertilizer
Steps will be
initiated for community farming through SHGs with the help of the SHGs for
introducing Farm Mechanisation.
FMCs will be actively
encouraged to adopt farm mechanization in their area of operation.
Production and supply
of bio-fertilizers will be encouraged in the district for increasing
Small farmers who are
producing low-income crops will be encouraged to go in for the Horticulture
crops like citrus.
Ensuring the supply
of quality seedlings /saplings from government farm/private sources.
possibility of starting location specific projects by the line departments and
with the assistance from the banking community.
Banks will prepare
area based schemes in consultation with Horticulture Department and implement
them taking advantage of refinance assistance from NABARD.
P.G.Rs. and V.G.Rs.
to be developed as Som plantations and mulberry plantations.
Som nurseries to be
set up to promote Som plantation in private land.
Development of seed
farms to provide quality muga,eri and mulberry-seeds.
Training centre for
upgradation of skill of rearers.
Encourage setting up
of integrated sericulture farms involving Eri,Muga and mulberry production.
Setting up of reeling
Examine the setting
up of a reeling machine production unit.
Setting up of a yarn
testing and grading centre with a twisting plant.
Setting up of a
marketing centre with arrangements for forward purchase.
programme among farmers.
Setting up of
Setting up of
orchidariums for commercial production of culture/hybrid orchids will be
Department in co-operation with Agricultural Engineering Department and other
line departments would identify compact areas and prepare location specific
schemes with suitable tree species. They would intensify the extension
activities to motivate the farmers to undertake forestry programmes. They may
also formulate model schemes for development with bank credit.
communities and good SHGs in social forestry will be encouraged.
Animal husbandry and
Artificial Insemination (A1) programme among the dairy farmers. A chain of Lay
inseminators to improve the Al network so as to provide Al facilities at the
doorsteps of the farmers will be created.
youth will be selected for training in artificial insemination with the
assistance from the Farmers Training Centers and developmental agencies like
Veterinarians will also be identified to set up veterinary services in the
untapped areas with the assistance from bankers. Banks can participate in the
development of rural veterinary infrastructure by providing adequate credit to
the unemployed veterinarians and trained inseminators.
dormant Milk Produce’s Co-operative Society (MPCS) and forming new MPCS can
act as a source of liquid milk for the small towns and can tie up with local
bankers for creation of small chilling facilities. Alternatively, good working
SHGs can be tapped to take up the work of procurement and distribution of milk.
will be set up at the district head quarters to disseminate information about
the model schemes and the facilities available for setting up of dairy based
Information desk at
the District Veterinary Office will be created to disseminate information about
the potential of poultry activity among the interested parties.
A few unemployed
educated youth will be identified by the Department of Animal Husbandry, so as
to motivate them to take up the poultry activities, especially broilers.
Custom hatching has
tremendous potential and the department will look into identifying potential
pockets for setting up these units.
Good SGSY groups will
be targeted for setting up small sale broiler units, to cater to the good demand
in the district.
Flood free areas will
be identified enabling the bankers and insurance companies to contribute towards
A suitable policy for
use of water bodies will be developed for improving the fishery activity in the
FFDA will motivate
the farming community to undertake fish farming through their intensive
will ensure the supply of quality seeds as well as the assured markets.
Community ponds will
be entrusted to good working SHG groups for taking up the activity.
Good working SGSY
groups will be targeted to take up this activity by leasing government/community
The line departments
and banks may promote Farmer’s clubs and enthuse farmers adopting the latest
technologies to improve productivity of crops and recoveries of bank loans.
Department will take necessary initiative in improving the recovery position of
Agri. Credit Societies.
Kisan Credit Cards
will be taken up on a large scale.
Market and weather
The C.I.Cs and the
NIC will be activated to provide market trends.Farmers and extension workers
will be linked to the C.I.C’s to collect latest market information.
C.I.Cs will also
collect information on weather trends and farmers may use this information for
scheduling their agro-activities.
SOCIAL WELFARE SECTOR :
infrastructure facilities like buildings toilet facilities, desks and benches
Qualified teachers to
be employed and trained regularly for imparting quality education.
system of the teachers and pupils.
of schools children.
to universalize elementary education.
Educational tours for
primary school children.
Talent scouting in
scholarship for successful children in all fields.
Training of students
in household-crafts, common repairs, vocational training.
Provision of coaches
like trekking, river rafting.
for urban school students.
technical colleges under trusts.
culture and environmental protection and development.
Health and family welfare
Upgradation of all
laboratories and X-Ray centers in and around P.H.C. clusters.
Upgradation of urban
centre for immunization and other family welfare activities.
Assistance to set up
medical colleges in the private sector.
Setting up of
radiographer and laboratory technician training centers.
hi-tech diagnostic tools and surgery equipments in the Civil Hospital, Dhemaji.
A training Hall for
medical officers for in-service training and skill up gradation.
Setting up of a
microbiological testing centre at Civil Hospital, Dhemaji.
Welfare of the handicapped
There is dearth of proper facilities for the handicapped. So, awareness
programmes will be organized among the populace of the district to accept
handicapped persons normally. For this, the following measures are proposed –
Facilities for the
handicapped in public buildings and public places.
Setting up of
institutions for education and self-employment opportunities for the
There are two existing
municipal towns namely Dhemaji and Silapathar in the district. Another two urban
agglomerations are Jonai and Gogamukh .For the aforementioned places, the
following steps have to be taken up
drainage and sewerage system
Pipe-water system is
to be introduced
Land use and
master-planning of the towns and formulation of regulations thereof
system to be introduced
and child care programme
There are not enough facilities for women and childcare programme in the
district. The following steps are needed to be taken-
has to be made more effective to reach to the interior places.
Working women hostels
have to be established as per demand.
Crèches are to be
established for the working mothers in both rural and urban areas.
Welfare of SC/ST/OBC and MOBC
Dhemaji is predominantly a tribal district. The following steps are
needed to be taken up for the upliftment of these sections –
needs to be set up.
have to be organized for extension of their overall development.
Development of sports
In every school a
physical education instructor to be placed or one teacher to be trained
especially in this field.
Jogging and walking
tracks has to be constructed.
Developmental block, one rural sports complex has to be constructed.
Talent scouting has
to be done regularly.
has to be organized for the school and college student.
Rural games have to
A stadium has to be
built at Dhemaji.
Development of culture
Documentation of the
cultures of the different tribes in the district.
cultural workshop in the different block of the district for continuation and
spread of the arts and culture of the people.
open-air stages in collaboration with DRDA/Zila Parishad has to be done.
Exposition of local
culture in the metropolitan centers and art complexes
district library has to be set up at the District Head Quarter in Dhemaji
Libraries have to be
set up in all the blocks Head.Qtrs.
Libraries need to be
established in all schools. College libraries have to be upgraded.
will be made by the different C.I.Cs. to the Block level libraries.
existing NH-52 into a double lane and subsequently 4 lane Highway within 10th
Construction of an
alternative road along the Arunachal foothill from Gogamukh to Mukongselek.
Existing roads to be
redesigned considering the topographical condition of the district to prevent
breaches in the rainy season.
State P.W.D. roads to
be upgraded and timber bridges to be replaced by RCC bridges in a phased manner
particulary Butikur-Khalihamari and Machkhowa roads.
More PMGSY roads to
be taken up branching from the National Highway.
roads to be upgraded and blacktopped.
Roads leading to the
steamer Ghats to be upgraded on priority basis.
between villages to be upgraded.
tremendous potential in water communication with the major tributaries like
Subansiri, Gai, Simen and Jiadhal joining the Brahmaputra.
from Dhemaji to other districts to be introduced.
Ferry services along
the Bramhaputra to be increased and upgraded.
Boat facilities in
the tributaries to be increased and advanced state of the Art boats to be
procured and introduced in a planned manner.
mercantile activities along the Brahmaputra.
Setting up of an
Airport at the Likabali helipad near Silapathar.
Setting up of
helipads at Gogamukh, Jonai, Simen Chapari and Gerukamukh.
To develop the tourism potential of the district the following activities
Resort facilities at
the Gerukamukh Dam.
Bordoibam Bird Sanctury.
Beach resort at the
Bogibeel bridge approach on the bank of the Brahmaputra.
Wayside amenities at
Gogamukh, Dhemaji, Akajan, Dimow, Simen Chapari.
Develop hotel sites
at Silapathar, Jonai,Dhemaji and Gogamukh for handing over to private parties.
River cruise from
Oriamghat to Machkhowa and back.
Festivel to showcase tribal song and dances, cuisine, handlooms and handicrafts.
Develop angling and
river rafting sports in Jiadhal,Gainadi, Simen etc.
village showing tribal way of life, handlooms, handicrafts, food etc.
routes in the reserve forest and chapories.
Satellite survey of
every year during floods and in lean periods to know the movement of the river
Depending on the
findings of the satellite/remote sensing survey coupled with field survey, river
training with the help of embankment bunds, spurs and anti-erosion measures.
dams at the source of rivers for moderating the flood zone in the river.
Afforestation of the
catchments areas of all the rivers to stop the degradation of soil and minimize
ISBT and truck terminus
of Bogibeel Bridge, four districts of Arunachal Pradesh and two districts of
Assam, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia will pave the way for increased transportation
with approx. Five hundred buses and trucks expected to ply everyday.
Consequently an interstate Bus terminus as well as a Truck terminus becomes a
necessity in Akajan.
A truck Terminus is
required at Gogamukh where, 1 rake of cement and 1 rake of steel is expected to
be loaded and unloaded everyday, which will be used in the Lower Subansiri
Project. About three hundred trucks will be engaged there everyday.
Marketing infrastructure for local
Dhemaji is self
sufficient in production of paddy and oil seeds. Well-organized marketing
facilities are required for their wholesale trade. For this purpose, wholesale
markets along with storing facilities are required to be set up at –
It is proposed to set
up the marketing centers in and around the existing F.C.I. godowns and
warehouses of the Govt. of Assam.
historically famous for traditional and indigenous product of Muga and Eri. So,
marketing facilities are needed at Dhemaji and Machkhowa area.
D. INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE SECTOR
& Textiles :
Setting up of design
Setting up of a
procurement of yarn at low cost/mill gate prices.
Promotion of prêt-e
porter fabrics under a common brand name.
Setting up of a
finishing house for handloom fabrics.
exhibition for promotion of indigenous handloom products.
designs in the district website.
Setting up of
Setting up of a power
for excursion of weaver to handloom production centres outside the state.
Setting up of
production centres for commercial production.
The District has a
surplus production of potato and winter vegetables. Because of the lack of cold
storage facilities, the producers don’t get remunerative prices. Setting up of
a cold storage will help.
Because of the high
production of paddy in the District, the storage of the produce becomes
necessary particularly in the flood season. For this reason, it has become
necessary to construct silos in centres like Sissiborgaon, Dimow and Bordoloni.
communication and electronic
To improve the
telecommunication system in the district, advance technology like fibre
optics/UHF transmission/ZIP transmission should be introduced with provision of
dedicated lines to the State H.Q. and Metros.
should be upgraded to help in the field of E-Commerce and E-Governance.
Dhemaji district is the export point for canes. This has to be utilized
locally for making value-added products. For this purpose, the following steps
are to be taken.
Training centre for
Design centers for
Steps for cane
Ornamental fish breeding
Dhemaji is blessed
with abundance of natural resources like water resources. So, ornamental fish
breeding should be established in collaboration with Central Fishery Institutes
and Marine Export Promotion Development Agency (MEPDA), Cochin.
Small tea garden
The northern part of
the Dhemaji District along the foothills of the Himalayas has tremendous
potential for tea cultivation. So, the educated and unemployed youth would be
provided with land as per government norms for setting up small tea gardens.
Setting up of local
Setting up of local
cable T.V. channels.
Health care institutions
Due to the healthy
climatic condition prevalent in Dhemaji District, there is tremendous scope of
setting up of health care clinics in the private sector. These clinics have to
be provided with land and other basic facilities.
There is scope for
construction of Sanatorium in Dhemaji district basically due to the suitable
climatic condition whereby patients recovering from health problems will have a
healthy environment to recuperate.
Industrial growth centres and commercial
commissioning of the N.H.P.C project, there would be surplus power in the
district and consequently it will attract investors and this in turn will
require land. So, industrial growth centers and Commercial parks will be set up
later. Land will be year marked for this now.
In the absence of detailed market potential, the vision document
implementation will be in quarterly targets, which will be reviewed and the
document altered as required.
The target for the first three months has been declared in a target
document as attached.
The different Government Departments in Dhemaji district have set the following development targets within time period of 3 months.
Handloom and Textiles Deptt.
Deputy Director ( Town &
Country Planning )
Executive Engineer (Agri ). Dhemaji Division
Executive Engineer E&D. Division, Dhemaji.
Under 14/17/19 Year Football Competition at H.Q. Dhemaji and Maridhal H.S.
Playground among the H.S and H.S.S,
Rural Sports, Block Lever and District Lavel athletics and Volley ball
competition to be held as per govt.Circular.
Winter tournament of H S. and H.S.S.of the District will be organized at
Sub – Divisional level ad district level at the end of October.
Awareness meeting for Prevention of waterborne diseases
after floods 20 nos (Four in each blocks)
Awareness meeting for Prevention of
Malaria and Japanese Encephalitis :-15 Nos.
AIDS awareness meeting :-15 Nos.
Health cheek up camp :-50 Nos (10 camps in eah block PHC )
Sterilization camp :-10 Nos.
RC.H Camp :-10 Nos.
Cataract Operation Camp :- 10 Nos.