Social Development

The Samaja Vikasam (SV) and Kutumba Vikasam (KV) programmes are the key drivers of social development in the State. SV encompasses 10 basic amenities for every village including education, industrial development, 24X7 power supply, all-weather roads etc. KV focusses on a set of 15 basic assurances for every family including social, nutrition, health and insurance securities. These programmes have been mapped with existing schemes of the Government. To monitor the progress under the individual schemes and consequently of SV and KV, suitable indicators have been identified. An online and mobile platform called the Real-time Outcome Monitoring System (ROMS) has been created to monitor and report on these indicators periodically.

The framework of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) pays due attention to social development. SDGs target eliminating poverty, ending hunger, women empowerment, reducing inequalities etc., which are key pillars of social development. The State Government has adopted SDGs as e crucial component of its development framework and is in the process of aligning its development agenda with the SDGs. The schemes and programmes of the State Government have already been mapped with SDGs. Indicators to monitor the progress of these schemes and programmes have been identified and added to ROMS. The next task at hand is to design strategies which are currently not part of the schemes and programmes, and which are essential for the State to achieve SDGs.

To eradicate poverty al raise the living standard of the population, the State is aiming at ensuring a minimum basic income of Rs 10,000 per month for all households. An action plan is being worked out on 9-12 verticals in land- based, MSME, and retail sectors, in addition to social security measures like pensions, insurance, and scholarships.