DAAV (District Administration’s Adopted Village) Lingmoo Paiyong GPU

Namchi, 23rd Feburary(IPR): An entry point meeting for DAAV (District Administration’s Adopted Village) Lingmoo Paiyong GPU was held at Lingi Paiyong SS. The Chief guest for the programme was Minister, Tourism and Civil Aviation Department Mr. Ugen Gyasto. The programme was also attended by all HoDs and second line Officers of various Departments under South Sikkim.
At the outset, welcome address was delivered by Zilla Panchayat Member. The Panchayat President then gave a presentation on Overview of the GPU wherein a brief about Lingmoo Paiyong was presented. He informed about the demography of the GPU for all the 7 wards. It was learnt that female population was more in the GPU. The GPU is surplus in production of quality Orange, Cardamom and Buck Wheat. The GPU practices organic farming, the promotion of rural and agro based tourism was on the high. The Panchayat President also informed about the shortcomings faced by the GPU. They were mainly road connectivity, High Tension line passing through CAW was vulnerable and there was no alternative source of Power Supply. He presented the details of various ongoing Government scheme such as CMRHM, REDRH etc. He gave a brief about the future plans of the Panchayat.The Panchayat President informed about the future prospect of planning for construction of rope climbing, promotion indigenous seeds, Bhaley Dunga road track, Diary farming centre. He emphasised on early construction of GPK.
He also presented various other proposals to overcome shortage of water. Further, request for promotion of sports. Request for construction of Science Laboratory in Lingi Paiyong School. He informed about shortage of teachers in the schools.The Panchayats also demanded for construction of PHSC. It was learnt that Panchayats have also formed certain rules and regulations for the GPU keeping in view the local problems faced by the public and also for smooth functioning of the speech.
Later the GPU calender was launched by Hon’ble Minister and BDO Yangang explained in brief about DAAV and the activities that would follow for another 6 months to make the GPU a model one. She gave examples of success of DAAV at Sanganath, Rong Bul, Mamley Kamrang. She informed that DC and his team had already visited 5 wards in presence of all the Panchayats and various works have been sanctioned. She read about all the works sanctioned. Most of the works have been converged with MGNREGA. BDO urged the public to beautify all the Government infrastructure. She informed that plantation and painting works would be carried out in all schools, GPK, ICDS etc. She urged all stakeholders to come forward and work together in making Lingoo Paiyong a Model GPU. DC South gave a presentation on agenda and functioning of public and government under DAAV. He informed that DAAV was initiated under the vision of HCM’s “Afnu Gaon Afai Banaun”. He informed that other GPU selected under DAAV have become Model. All schools look beautiful, ICDS were well managed. He also informed that Lingmoo Paiyong was the 5th GPU under DAAV. He informed that, Lingmoo Paiyong was identified because it was far off from District Headquarters and there was various other problems faced by the GPU. DC urged all stakeholders to work in tandem with the Administration to make this programme a success. He briefed about the activities that would follow for another few months. A meeting would be called with HoDs to discuss about all key agendas. He informed that there no extra funds under DAAV. However, all departments would work hard to implement all ongoing schemes. There would be no contarctorship in the works sanctioned as all the works are to be done departmentally. He asked the public to be patient for next 7-8 months as lot of activities would be taken up. He promised that works undertaken will be completed in due course of time. He requested the public not to demand unnessary things. He urged all public to own up the Government infrastructure. He urged for community participation and seriously active Panchayats. The HoDs have identified their second line Officers to work for the department. The DC and HoDs will visit the GPU on monthly basis to keep check on progress of the works undertaken. All HoDs will be called for meeting to check the progress of works at District Level also. He informed that all schools would be made model. Infrastructure, quality education would be the key agenda for making the school model. All pension, govt benefits would be made 100%. Help would be made available in availing loans for livelihood. Panchayats were requested to document all works under DAAV. All activities to be uploaded in their Facebook page. He urged the Panchayats to work in coordination with each other and also with the Administration.All schools to be motivated. Dy Director to conduct meeting with all school heads and SMC on monthly basis. Schools, ICDS would be awarded if the come out to be the best.Cleanest house will also be awarded. Panchayats to organize one Diwas Day. It would lead to proper bonding amongst villagers which would in turn lead to growthof village.
The presentation was followed by round of discussion. Supervisor of ICDS expressed great happiness on understanding about the activities that would be taken under DAAV. She also shared about problems faced by ICDS. Hon’ble Minsiter at the outset congratulated DC South for being nominated as Best IAS Officer in North East region his speech. He also thanked DC South and the South District Administration as a whole for selecting Lingmoo Paiyong under DAAV. He urged all the public to take up DAAV activities as community service. He requested all public to become positive and work in tandem with Administration to make the GPU a model one. He urged all villagers to be responsible. The Hon’ble Minister urged for Eco Friendly policy which has been envisaged by HCM. HM urged all departments to formulate proper road map before the work for DAAV begins. The programme ended with Vote of Thanks delivered by Ward Panchayat Member.