Construction of District Planning Office Buildings :
After creation of I 7 additional districts in the State, new District Planning Offices have
been created in all the new districts. Most of the District Planning Offices in the newly
created districts are functioning in private rented buildings. Difficulties are also being
encountered due to non‐availability of suitable office accommodations for the District
Planning Offices. Steps have been taken to provide appropriate office buildings for
District Planning Offices working in different newly created districts.
State Employment Mission (SEM) :
As there is very limited scope for generation of employment in organized sector, the
Slate Government have accorded vers high priority to generating self‐employment
opportunities. The State Employment Policy, 2005 has been formulated and a High
Power Employment Mission has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble
Chief Minister. Five Steering Committees have been constituted under the
Chairmanship of Hon'ble Chief Minister to approve action plans for various sectors
and set milestones for the Executive Body of the Mission. The State Level Steering
Committee on self‐employment has been constituted to review the progress of
achievement under various Self Employment Programmes from time to Lime.
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 support: (i) effective and
accountable participatory planning and implementation for promoting inclusive
growth, strengthening District Planning Committees, and supporting Panchayat
Samities and Gram Panchayats with regard to plan up, monitoring and
implementation, (ii) enhancing access of the poor to financial services and markets by
leveraging private sector resource (i.e., public‐private partnership) provided through
innovative models and feasible approaches, (iii) more secure land and property rights
and enhanced access to skill development, employment and livelihood opportunities
for the poor, and (iv) better access to information and organization for the rural poor,
especially women, to overcome barriers to equitable participation in growth process
and realization of their entitlements.
Other Special Area Development Programmes :
Besides the aforementioned development programmes, the State Planning and
Coordination Department also formulates, administers and monitors other Special
Area Development Programmes Viz: (i) Western Orissa Development Council (ii) Biju
KBK Plan (iii) Construction of Residential Clusters (SCA for KBK, Districts).
Survey and Statistics :
The Directorate of Economics and Statistics is mandated to cater to data needs of
various Government organisations and academic institutions. It is currently engaged in
conducting various studies and surveys including state income estimation, capital
formation, employment, national sample survey, annual survey of industries, census
of state government employees, manpower studies, socio‐economic studies, economic
survey and preparation of analytical reports.
Capacity Building of District Statistical Offices :
Accurate and uptodate statistical information are imperative for formulation of
meaningful plans for various sectors. To institute a better Management Information
System (MIS) in the awake of formulation of District Plans and their implementation
and monitoring, the District Statistical Offices in the State need to be strengthened in
the desired lines to meet the new and emerging challenges of decentralization of
planning processes. This ongoing scheme aims at the same.
Construction of Office Buildings and Staff Quarters :
Construction of office buildings of DSO, Angul. DSO, Bargarh and construction of new
hostel building of Regional Institute of Planning, Applied Economics and Statistics
(RIPAE&S) will be taken up during the year 2008‐09.