Report Submitted on 15-2-2018
Hon’ble Chief Minister while addressing Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council session in Belagavi on 23rd November 2017 declared that the status of development in 114 taluks identified as backward in the HPCRRI report would be studied by Karnataka Monitoring and Evaluation Authority in order to assess the extent to which Regional Imbalances have been ameliorated till October 2017 due to the implementation of Special Development Plan from 2007-08. The evaluation study was taken up as in-house study. The study is completed and the study report is submitted to the Government in February 2018.
Additional Chief Evaluation Officer, Karnataka Monitoring and Evaluation Authority has coordinated the study.
Sustainable Development Goals and other projects.
- As per the 70th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly held on 25thSeptember 2015 adopted the document titled “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” consisting of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated 169 targets. The SDGs seek to address not only the root causes of poverty but also the universal need for development to provide a life of dignity to all. Karnataka State has taken up the implementation and monitoring of SDG goals and targets. KMEA is supporting Planning, Programme Monitoring and Statistics Department (PPMS) in formulating strategies for attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Karnataka by 2030.
- KMEA is coordinating on Transformation of Raichur and Yadgir Aspirational Districts in Karnataka.
- KMEA has also supported the preparation of the Karnataka State Human Development Report and is now involved in preparation of BBMP Human Development report.
- Under Internship Programme in KMEA, one Internship has been completed by a student from National Law School of India University.
Impact of evaluation- Action Taken on recommendations.
- As per the recommendations made in the report on evaluation of Udyogini Scheme, the Government in the budget 2018-19 has increased the maximum limit of loan from Rs.1 lakh to 3 lakhs, for special category and general category women, subsidy at 30% of the loan amount, income limit of the family to Rs.1.5 lakh and age limit for all categories is being increased from 45 to 55 years.
- As per recommendations in the report on evaluation of Santwana Scheme in Karnataka State, the Department has introduced skill development training programmes for women in distress and Standard Operating procedure are being prepared for management of Santwana centres.
- The Madilu kit is improved in quality of the contents based on the recommendations of the Study on Evaluation of impact of Madilu Programme of Thai Bhagya Yojane.