District Planning Office

Aapno Taluko Vibrant Taluko – (ATVT)

In order to empower people to guide the growth process, Government has initiated the concept of ATVT–a sub district citizen centric approach where governance and development is facilitated at the grass root level. Every taluka in Gujarat will be empowered to provide a local platform for driving double digit growth and social development. It provides a new model of growth based on grass root planning and consent from the people rather than control of the government.
Therefore “Aapno Taluko Vibrant Taluko – (ATVT)” is introduced for 4 years. The scheme would provide basic amenities at the village level viz., internal village roads, sewage disposal system, drinking water and solid waste disposal system.

  1. (A)
    • Grant of Rs.1.00 Crore per annum to the taluka having number of villages up to 50
    • Grant of Rs.1.25 Crore per annum to the taluka having 51 to 100 villages
    • Grant of Rs.1.50 Crore per annum to the taluka having more than 100 villages
  2. (B)
    • Rs. 25.00 lakh per taluka for the discretionary outlay of the concerned Prant Officer
  3. (C)
    • In this ATVT scheme government has form the ATVT executive committee headed by Prant Officer of the concerned taluka, to work out the felt need works from the guidelines specified for the scheme and Minister in Charge will, approve this works from the above mentioned grant pattern.

A component for community development works of local importance (MLA fund) :

Under a component for community development works of local importance (MLA fund) scheme , the MLAs of Ahmedabad District (7 MLAs) suggest works regarding local area development and we give administrative approval of the works on the basis of technical sanction provided by the concern implementation agency.

Decentralized Planning Scheme

District Planning : Government of Gujarat has introduced Decentralized District Planning programme from 14th November 1980 This Programme is carried our by district planning offices. A proposal of Public works is being prepared at Taluka level and Submitted to district planning board for approval. The In charge Minister of particular District is the president of the District Planning Board. District Planning Officer is member secretary of District Planning Board.

Following programmes are implemented under Decentralized District Planning programme from the amount of Discretionary and incentive outlay.

District Planning Board can finance schemes on 100% basis independently from the Discretionary outlay considering minimum local requirements of district.

The incentive outlay for providing fixed proportionate government aided grant at District level for collecting additional financial instrument.

The grant for the development of the geographically backward regions like Bhal, Nalkatha and Khakhariya Tappa.

Work on MPLAD Scheme

Under the MPLAD Scheme, the MPs of LokSabha i.e Ahmedabad-East and West suggest works regarding local area development and we give administrative approval of the works on the basis of technical sanctioned provided by the concern implementation agency.

National Festival Grant

In order to maintain dignity of national festival grant, Hon Chief Minister has initiated a scheme for allotment of special grant for community development works on the same day. Accordingly a grant of Rs 1 crore is given to collector for development works in Municipality area if it is Municipality or for development works in district and to District Planning officer for rural area. This new scheme has been started since 15th August 2003. Under this programme, National festivals like Independence Day, Republic Day and Inception Day of Gujarat State are celebrated. Since year 2008-09, apart from the district in which National Festival is going to be celebrated, one Taluka of remaining 25 districts are allotted a grant of Re 25 lakhs by State Government for development works under this scheme.