Planning & Convergence
Computer Training under SEM :
To deal with the problems of educated unemployed young persons in the State, it has been proposed to impart computer training to one lakh young persons during the year, 2008‐09. Young persons, trained in computer applications, could be suitably absorbed in different sectors after completion of their training.

Onetime ACA for Other Development Works :
Keeping in view the scarcity of resources in the State Plan, the Planning Commission allocates one time discretionary ACA for specified projects which are approved by Planning Commission.

Advanced Training of Officers from Technical Services in Institutes of International Repute :
Now - a - days jobs in the Government Departments have become increasingly specialized. Therefore, the need for highly specialized training for officers of various technical services in institutions of international repute/foreign universities has been considered desirable. The objectives of such technical training are to: (i) impart necessary high‐end skills, (ii) develop right type attitudes, (iii) increase in decision making ability, and (iv)stimulate critical and innovative thinking leading to human resources development. Therefore, it has been proposed to impart advance training to the officers of technical services in institutions of international repute/foreign universities during the year, 2008‐09.

Management Development Programmes for Officers of General /Technical Services :
In order to formulate and manage development programmes, there is a need to expose officers of general and technical services to management development programmes (MDP) in Management Institutions of repute.

Special Development Programmes :
The State Planning & Co‐ordination Department pursues new and innovative projects / programmes / schemes keeping in view the need of the State from time to time.

Jeeban Vikash Yojana :
The State Government attaches considerable importance for increase in the livelihood options of the rural poor, particularly in watershed areas, thorough better management of soil conservation activities. This is a new and innovative scheme to be administered by the State Planning Department.

Improving Rural Growth and Productivity Opportunities for Poor in Orissa :
This is an Externally Aided Project for "Improving Rural Growth and Productivity Opportunities for the Poor in Orissa" posed to be funded by the Department for International Development (DFID). This pilot project aims to creation of a District Planning & Monitoring Unit (DPMU) in all the 30 districts. DPMU will provide: (i) Technical support to DPC for preparation and consolidation of CP Plans, PS Plan and District Level Plan of Zilla Parishad and UEB Plans, and (ii) Assistance to the DPC for monitoring of various development programmes.

Other Development Programmes under Dist. Planning :
Formulation of Draft District Development Plans, involving the three tier Panchyati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies, and their integration in the State Plan has been made mandatory from the 11t h Five Year Plan. For preparation of meaningful and need based district development plans, different activities are to be organized and coordinated along with provision of technical support to the District Planning Committees (DPC), Panchayats at different levels and Urban Local Bodies. Adequate funds have been provided under this scheme to facilitate people's participation, capacity building of the stakeholders, decision making , implementation monitoring and to meet the other requirements for formulation of realistic District plans and to undertake other development programmes.

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