MULTI SECTORAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT UNDER MINORITY CONCENTRATION DISTRICT.

1. Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians (Parsis) have been notified as minority communities under Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. As per Census 2001.

2. 90 minority concentration districts have been identified by government which are relatively backward and falling behind the national average in terms of socio-economic and basic amenities indicators. These districts have a substantial minority population and are backward, with unacceptably low levels of socio-economic or basic amenities indicators, requiring focused attention and specific programme intervention.

3. An exercise has been carried out based on population figures and the following backwardness parameters of 2001 Census:

 (a) religion-specific socio-economic indicators at the district level –

(i) literacy rate;

(ii) female literacy rate;

(iii) work participation rate; and

(iv) female work participation rate; and

(b) basic amenities indicators at the district level –

(i) percentage of households with pucca walls;

(ii) percentage of households with safe drinking water;

(iii) percentage of households with electricity; and

(iv) percentage of households with water closet latrines.

4. Out of the 90 minority concentration districts, 53 districts have been classified in category ‘A’. The remaining 37 districts fall under category ‘B’ of which 20 districts fall behind in socio-economic parameters and 17 districts in basic amenities parameters. These have been further classified in sub-category ‘B1’ and ‘B2’ respectively. Lawngtlai and Mamit districts are among the identified districts in the country and classified in category B-2.

5. The status of these two Districts Development Gaps and Priorities for the Multi-sector Plan as per Base-line survey conducted by the Institute for Human Development New Delhi  Is as below :-

Sl. No.

Indicators

Lawngtlai 2008

All India 2005

Development Gaps Between All India and District

Development Priority of the District

(1)

(2)

(3=1-2)

(4)

 

1.

Rate of literacy

80.8

67.3

13.5

7

2.

Rate of female literacy

76.2

57.1

19.1

8

3.

Work participation rate

42.2

38.0

4.18

5

4.

Female work participation rate

35.0

21.5

13.49

6

5.

Percentage of households with pucca walls

14.9

59.4

44.52

2

6.

Percentage of households with safe drinking water

19.60

87.9

68.30

1

7.

Percentage of households with electricity

48.9

67.9

-19.05

4

8.

Percentage of households with water close set latrines

9.8

39.2

-29.40

3

9.

Percentage of fully vaccinated children

90.9

43.5

47.38

-

10.

Percentage of child delivery in a health facility

20.2

38.7

-18.52

-

             

 

 

Sl. No.

Indicators

Mamit 2008

All India 2005

Gap Between All India and District

Priority based on the gap

(1)

(2)

(3=1-2)

(4)

 

1.

Rate of literacy

92.9

67.3

25.6

7

2.

Rate of female literacy

90.4

57.1

33.3

8

3.

Work participation rate

49.1

38.0

11.09

5

4.

Female work participation rate

42.3

21.5

20.76

6

5.

Percentage of households with pucca walls

48.5

59.4

-10.92

3

6.

Percentage of households with safe drinking water

28.5

87.9

-59.42

1

7.

Percentage of households with electricity

78.9

67.9

10.98

4

8.

Percentage of households with water close set latrines

26.0

39.2

-13.23

2

9.

Percentage of fully vaccinated children

86.8

43.5

43.32

-

10.

Percentage of child delivery in a health facility

49.4

38.7

10.68

-

6. The Govt of India allocated Rs.24.3 crores for Lawngtlaia district and Rs.21.6 crores for Mamit District.f For the implementation of MsDP.

7. Committee constituted at District level under the chairmanship of Dy. Commissioner is the executing agencies. The District Committee submitted project proposals to the Ministry of Minority Affairs through the Nodal Department (i.e Social Welfare Department).

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