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Development is a complex process. It involves transformation of social, economic, infrastructure and institutional forces within the specific time frame to enhance the living conditions of the people, impart skills, foster conditions for reflection and learning, and broaden the choices available to them. Performances in the field of economic development, however, vary across nations, states, districts, regions, or even sub-regions. In the prosperous state of Haryana, Shivalik region still lacks in basic infrastructure, facilities and employments opportunities. Government of Haryana in March 1993 formed an independent board namely Shivalik Development Board (SDB) with Shivalik Development Agency (SDA) as an implementation wing to facilitate focused development of the region. The area covered under SDB is entire Panchkula and Ambala district, while whole of Bilaspur, Sadaura and Chichrauli blocks and newly included 40 villages of Jagadari and Mustafabad Block.

Although attempts have been made towards development of Shivalik region, there remained many constraints. What is needed is an efficient and better management of the programmes in an integrated manner. Gandhian philosophy of growth with social justice, coupled with appropriate technology and due care of environment must be our direction for future for sustainable development. The government is motivated by a vision of political, economic and social change.

Over the last one-year, Shivalik Development Board and Government of Haryana has increasingly recognized that comprehensive area development approach as a tool to mobilize community participation, build leadership and entrepreneurial skills within the rural community.

Therefore, Shivalik Development Board has planned to evolve appropriate long-term programmatic thrust for facilitating integrated development of the region for socio-bio-economic development of Shivalik region.


EXTRACT FROM HARYANA GOVT. REVENUE DEPTT. NOTIFICATION DATED 24-3-1993.
The Governor of Haryana is pleased to constitute Shivalik Development Board and its Associate Agencies to be known as Coordination Committee and District Implementation Committee (Shivalik Development Agency for the overall integrated development of the hilly and semi-hilly area comprising Morni, Pinjore, Barwala, Raipur Rani and Naraingarh block of Distt. Ambala. Chhachhrauli, Sadhaura and Bilaspur blocks of district Yamunanagar. The integrated development will be in the field of Agriculture, Floriculture, Herbal Plantation, Education, Public Health, Building & roads, Irrigation, Watershed management, Banking, Tourism, Forest , Poultry, Animal Husbandry and Wild life etc.

Constitution and functions of Shivalik Development Board and its Associate Agencies.

Agency

Constitution

Functions

Shivalik Dev. Board

(i)Chairman-CM Haryana

(ii)Vice Chairman= to be nominated by the Govt.

(iii) Member Secretary= Commissioner, Ambala Division

Policy making board having overall charge of formulation, implementation and review of various special schemes in the area

Coordination Committee of Shivalik Development Board

(i) President= to be nominated by the Govt.

(ii) Vice-President = Commissioner, Ambala Division or Other person to be nominated by the Govt.

(iii) Member Secretary = CEO, SDA

Committee will undertake special comprehensive schemes for all round development of area on the basis of Techno-Economic and other detailed surveys.

It will formulate specific schemes to raise the standard of living of people in general and identified beneficiaries belonging to weaker sections in particular.

It will undertake area development schemes for further strengthening infrastructure facilities in the area. It will review the progress of schemes under the ongoing programmes to dovetail them with special schemes taken up under the additional allocation of funds made by the State Govt.

Shivalik Dev. Agency

(i) Chairman = Commissioner, Ambala Division

(ii) Co Vice Chairman = DC, Ambala, Yamunanagar & Panchkula.

(iii) Member Secretary = CEO, SDA.

Committee will conduct detailed survey of the area, formulation of various schemes for overall development and increasing income level of the people of the area. This agency will also be responsible for implementation of the schemes after their approval by the Board.

The CEO, SDA will be its Principal Officer for implementation the schemes at the field level. He will work under the overall supervision and control of the Chairman, SDA.

The BD&POs would be responsible for implementing the schemes in the areas under the overall supervision and control of the Chief Executive Officer.