Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan
Hon'ble Chief Minister of Kerala
 
 Shri. A. C. Moideen
Minister for Local Self Govt Dept
 
 
Dr. Divya S Iyer IAS
Mission Director

STATE AT A GLANCE

Daily Report

Media

State Specific Schemes

Success Story

Convergence

Convergence is one of the key thrust areas of the Government of India (GoI) under Mahatma Gandhi NREGS. Hence, all stake holder has to rise up to the occasion and forge organic with various Schemes of Rural Development (Intra Departmental Convergence), Agriculture, Horticulture Mission, Suchitwa Mission, Social Justice Department, Department of Panchayats, Dairy Development Department, Kudumbashree, KSRRDA, etc to name a few and the Commodity Boards such as MPI, CDB, KEPCO, MILMA etc. The Plan of action to be taken at the district level is suggested as follows:- 

  1. Preliminary meetings with district level officials
  2. Explain the basic pillars of Mahatma Gandhi NREGS and the permissible activities
  3. Non Negotiable under Mahatma Gandhi NREGS to be clearly discussed
  4. On completion of the preliminary discussions, the suitable partners to be identified
  5. Subsequently, in house meetings to be organized to develop each component activity under the project and the source of  funds (Whether from Mahatma Gandhi NREGS, partner Department/Commodity Board, Beneficiary, Other Department/Commodity Board)
  6. Finally, a project report with chapters and costing to be prepared and jointly signed by the District heads of Departments
  7. The District, in the month of April 2015, shall prepare a time line for the preparation of Convergence Plan and sent it to the Mahatma Gandhi NREGS State Mission not later than 1.5.2015

A few broad areas where an effective outcome can be ensured through convergence are flagged here for reference

  1. River Rejuvenation activities for the district as a whole can be taken akin to the Mangalam/Gayathri watershed Plan of KSLUB now implemented in Palakkad
  2. This entail the involvement of Rural Development, Forests & Wild Life, IWMP, Irrigation, Panchayats etc
  3. Government of India already directed all States to take up desiltation/maintenance of canals only as a convergence project.  In other words, desiltation/maintenance of canals should not be taken as a standalone project.  The jungle clearance/ de silting can be taken up under the Mahatma Gandhi NREGS and the lining of canals can be taken  by the Irrigation Department
  4. Each District shall constitute a Committee to roll out at least one effective Convergence Project that can be  showcased. The project shall have a wider geographical coverage and higher outlay
  5. Since a Convergence project involves financial partnership of another Department/Commodity Board, The Mahatma Gandhi NREGS directive stipulate that the entire expenditure including that of the Department/ Commodity Board/beneficiary shall be entered in the MIS.  The expenditure borne under Mahatma Gandhi NREGS will be entered by the GP and the expenditure incurred by the Department/ Commodity Board/ beneficiary shall be entered by the concerned Department/Commodity Board/ beneficiary

Sl.No.

Works

Agencies

1

Water Conservation

IWMP, HADA

2

Afforestation

Social Forestry, IWMP

3

Irrigation

Irrigation Department, IWMP

4

Horticulture, Farm Forestry

Agriculture Department, Social Forestry

5

Construction of Houses

IAY, Other housing schemes

6

Animal Husbandory

Animal Husbandry, Diary Development, Kudumbashree

7

Creating infrastructure for promotion of fisheries such as, fish drying yards, storage facilities, and promotion of fisheries in seasonal water bodies on public land

Fisheries, Malsyafed

8

Construction of Food Grain Storage Structures

Kudumbashree, NRLM,  Agriculture Department

9

Common work sheds for livelihood activities of self-help groups

NRLM/ Kudumbashree.

10

Rural sanitation

SBM

11

Rural road connectivity

Plan fund, MLA fund, MP fund, PMGSY, Other State Schemes

12

Construction of play fields

PYKKA, Plan fund