Saranda Action Plan
Saranda Action Plan is the name of a rural livelihood development plan for naxal hit areas of under developed region Saranda Region in West Singhbhum District, Jharkhand by Government of India launched in 2011 with Ministry of Rural Development as the implementing agency. It also involves Members of Rural ministry, Govt. of Jharkhand, World Bank teams who works in the field. The main aim is to bring about rural development, in backward areas, especially tribal and adivasi areas and weed out Maoism in these areas .Key highlights of the plan are:
- Distribution of Solar Lamps, Bicycles, Transistors, and Musical Instruments to all the 7000 families of adivasis living in the region. Installation of 200 hand-pumps in the villages.
- To bring all the 7000 families under BPL (Below Poverty Line) Scheme and IAY (Indira Awaas Yojana).
- Under Forest Right Act, to distribute land pattas up to 4 hectares and old age pension to the eligible families and persons, respectively.
- Provide security cover to the local population and developmental initiatives with armed forces like CRPF and Army with cooperation from local police stations.
- Payment of MGNREGS wages in Saranda directly to villagers by cash against the usual practice of using banks and post offices.
All round development of Saranda by building Integrated Development Centres, developing roads and camps for security forces, Agriculture, Drinking Water.