Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4 (1) (b) (i)]
1. Objective/ Purpose of the Public Authority:
The primary object of the ITDA is to implement the welfare programmes in order to improve the Socio-economic condition of the Tribal. The Programmes and Schemes implemented in the Sub-plan areas are grouped under three categories such as:
i) Income Generating Schemes.
ii) Infrastructure Development Incidental to such Schemes.
iii) Educational Development.
The Tribal Sub-Plan strategy is to implement the result oriented and purposeful program for Socio-economic Development of the Tribal depending on the available resources i.e. Sand and Water owned by the Peoples, Emphasize in Land Based Programs, Providing minimum Communication Facilities, Education, Drinking water and Shelter.
2. Mission/ Vision Statement of the Public Authority:
To serve the downtrodden Tribal Community of TSP Areas.
3. Brief History of the Public Authority and Context off its Formation:
a) Origin and Historical Background:
The present District of Kalahandi was a princely State. After independence of the country, merger of princely States took places on 1st January, 1948. The princely State of Kalahandi was merged in Odisha along with the other princely State on 01.11.49. The ex zamindary areas of Khariar which was Sub-division of Sambalpur District was separated and the present District of Kalahandi was formed with Ex-state of Kalahandi and the Ex-zamindary areas of Khariar since 1974-75. The present Th. Rampur & Lanjigarh Blocks, adjoining to undivided Koraput District comes under the sub-plan area, predominantly inhabited by Tribals.
b) Geographical Location:
Kalahandi District occupies the South-Western position of Odisha and is situated between 19" 3' N and 21" 5' N Latitude and 82" 30' E and 83" 74' E Longitude. It is bounded on the North by the District of Bolangir, Nuapada, in the South by the District of Nabarangpur & Rayagada, in the west by Nabarangpur & State of Chhatisgarh and in the east, by the District of Kandhamal. The District head quarter is at Bnawanipatna.
Overall, Th. Rampur ITDP was grounded in the year 1974-75 having two Blocks namely, Th. Rampur & Lanjigarh with more than 50% Tribal population. Subsequently it came to be styled as ITDA from the year 1978-79. The main context of its formation is to provide better life style to the down Trodden Tribal peoples who were staying in the most interior part by mean of Providing Food, Shelter and Education followed by Minimum communication, Drinking water facilities. They have been provided with better agriculture practices with their existing land providing irrigation facilities by Constructing Diversion Weir, Channels, WHS etc. Free Education facilities to their children by means of constructing various Educational Institutions, Providing minimum Communication Facilities by Constructing Small culvert, Bridges and formation of Roads. The Tribal peoples are providing with training in various trades to maintain their Livelihood & by way of formation of SHGs.
4. Duties of the Public Authority:
Details are given in Manual 2.