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Community & Rural Development (C&RD) Blocks

Introduction

The implementation of the Community Development Programme involves the combined efforts of the Government and the people for the improvement of the rural community.

The first Community Development Block was inaugurated in the district in 1953. This was the Resubelpara Development Block opened on 1st October 1953.

The important schemes taken up by the Community Development Blocks are Agriculture, Communication, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Health and Sanitation, Education and Social Welfare, Industries and Cooperation. In addition to these, the C. D. Blocks also administer all normal rural works programmes and such other special rural development programmes as the Integrated Rural Development (I.R.D.) Programmes and the National Rural Employment (NRE) Programme and Rural Godowns, and Programmes respecting Public Cooperation and Nutrition.

The Block Development Officer functions as the Secretary of the Block Development Committee; he exercises control and supervision over the work of the Extension Officers and the village workers. He plays the role of an organizer and coordinator of the various programmes and he also performs other administrative functions assigned to him by the Government. In the execution of his duties, he is assisted by Extension Officers in charge of Agriculture, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry as well as by the Social Education Organizer and Gram Sevaks. For the successful implementation of the various programmes the Block Development Officer has to earn the confidence of the village people through their leaders, while making his services to the villagers at all times.

C&RD Blocks in East Garo Hills District

  • Samanda Community & Rural Development Block
  • Songsak Community & Rural Development Block
  • Dambo-Rongjeng Community & Rural Development Block