Bhopal:Saturday, July 19:The Madhya Pradesh State Planning Commission is presently taking steps to roll-out decentralised planning through Panchayati Raj Institutions across the state.After issuance of decentralised district planning guidelines, the State Planning Commission has started the exercise to build models to support planning and capacity building process at the village level.
Speaking at a special session here on Friday to share the outcome of a 3-day workshop on ‘Formation of trainer alliance for capacity building for decentalised Planning’ jointly organised by the State Planning Commission in partnership with UNICEF, the Principal Secretary Planning, Shri Devendra Singhai said here on Friday that the decentralised planning is a compulsory part of the planning process in Madhya Pradesh. Forty per cent of the State Plan is through the district sector, he said adding that the state has embarked upon a unique programme supported by NICEF and would be taking the planning process to the grass root level in the whole state.
On the 3-day workshop at IIFM, he said that the team of State Planning Commission and partners have come up with excellent training modules that would help us in taking the planning process to the grass roots. The Government and private institutions will be used to take the whole programme to the logical end.
UNICEF’s Chief, Planning from Delhi, Shri Tejinder Sandhu told the participants, including senior bureaucrats, departmental heads and other State officials that his organization has set the integrated district planning process in motion across 17 districts in 14 States. Two of these districts – Guna and Shivpuri are in Madhya Pradesh. Different States have followed different approaches, he said adding the Madhya Pradesh Government has taken a wise decision to go for decentralised planning in a phased manner. He also said that a set of issues like infrastructure, provision and supply linked with health centr3es and human resources would have to be addressed when it comes to decentraised planning.
The UNICEF State Representative Hamid-El-Bashir said that the decentralised planning process should be slow out continuous. He laid stress on quality control, monitoring, evaluation, structural framework and a training model.
Giving a presentation on behalf of the State Planning would provide solutions to village development problems with a broader perspective of local level capabilities formation through pro-active community participation.