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Development Departments of Latehar

Who we are


Promoting development is one of the key functions of the district administration of Latehair to create new infrastructure connecting various villages across the district and to reduce human and income poverty. India, being welfare state; has the obligation to provide welfare and development services as per the needs of the citizens and poor. Earlier, welfare was considered as a hand outs delivered by the state to its citizen. Now, welfare is not merea charity function on the part of the state, but a legal obligation to provide the citizen with welfare and development services. Therefore, the district is duty bound to provide various amenities and services under the head of development to improve the life and livelihoods of the citizens and to create basic infrastructure for the people.

Contrary to earlier years of welfare function of the state, the current development functionof the state and district denotes lifting of the poor from the morass of poverty, ill-health, ill-literacy, lack of livelihood opportunityand assets. Development is now a planned intervention on the part of the state to help the citizen in general and poor in particular to improve the development of the human being by investing on their health, education, skills and empowering them to perform their functions. It also comprises of enhancing the livelihoods and productivity of the assets to ensure greater flow of revenue for the poor/citizens as part of the effort to poverty reduction. Through the development functions, the district administration is striving to provide an assortment of services/interventions intended to improve the quality of life of the citizens. This is also an effort to elevate the poor with a view to create a balanced, inclusive and pro-poor development.



State is the custodian of various resources: land, minerals, forests, animals and water etc. At present, these resources are not evenly distributed. Those who have greater assets/resources control it. Therefore, they continue to benefit from the resources in their possession. Since, these are common resources; the state being the legal owners of these resources, State/District has larger responsibility to regulate the usage to ensure fair and equitable distribution of resources for the benefit of all.

It is also obligatory on the part of the state to create equal opportunities for all to have access to resources. However, in practice, many poor have neither any resources nor any assets including knowledge and skills for them to live a life of dignity. Therefore, the state has a larger responsibility to help the helpless poor by way of creating equal and fair opportunities for the poor through selective and preferential targeting of poor, women, handicapped, tribes and schedule castes to lift them/develop them with better education, better health, better income and redistributing the local and government resources. To perform these duties and responsibilities, government has created various lined departments at the district level to deliver multi-faceted development services to improve the human development and to augment their income earning opportunities.

What we do


These welfare and development functions are being carried out by various line departments of the government at the district level. Since, human needs are many; we need multi-sectoralapproach, strategies, programmes and services to meet their basic needs of the citizen. For instance, the traditional livelihoods of the rural families are agriculture, animal husbandry, fisheries and forestry. Therefore, government has created different line departments such as agriculture, animal husbandry, fisheries, forest etc to conserve the natural resources and to augment the income of the small and poor famers and landless labours, as their survival and subsistence is derived from these livelihoods and natural resources.  These departments have different programmes to serve the poor and small agriculture families to increase their production and income from land and other local resources. Through this effort, the district is striving to reach the poorest segment of the population to enhance their life and livelihoods.
We are presenting these development functions of the district under the head of development in which various development line departments and their schemes are detailed in respective department write up. However, we are presenting the various development departments of the district to have a fair understanding.

  1. District Rural Development Agency: This is an entity that is exclusively dealing with the operation of various rural development programmes and services of the district such as MGNREGSs, SGSY, Integrated Watershed Programmes, Hariyali and identification of BPL etc.
  2. Agriculture Department: Responsible for agriculture functions of the district. For this department farmers in general and small and marginal farmers are the prime focus of the department for improving the production and productivity of agriculture crop yields. This also includes support to the farmers on horticulture-fruit and vegetable production and marketing to increase the income and nutritive level of the farmers.
  3. Animal Husbandry Department: This department is created to help the farmers to improve the existing livestock where the farmers are primarily deriving their income. Under this, the district has schemes to support dairy, poultry, piggery and animal stocks in the district. Under agriculture, the district has a separate society to take care of the extension and training responsibilities of the farmers which is called ATMA.
  4. Fishery Department: This department is intended to help the farmers who are depending on fishing as their livestock. This department helps them to get fish seedlings and to rear fish as a livelihood occupation and help them for marketing it within and outside the district.
  5. Education Department: This department is looking after primary and matriculate education of the district. Through the department, government has created schools-primary and matriculate to ensure education for all.
  6. Health Department: This is the department which is entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring health for all. Through the department, government is running and maintaining a network of health-sub-centres, primary health centres and referral hospitals at the sub-divisional and district level.
  7. E-governance: This is a cross cutting function of the district in which, government has created information and communication technology infrastructure to provide speedy government services to the citizens. Under this, various department services are inter-linked for improving the service delivery regime at the district level. At the village level, Government has createdPragyiya Kendra to provide faster e-government services to the rural masses.

These are prime development department which are illustrative of the development functions and services of the district administration. Still, there are other Departments which are equally contributing to the functions of development. These are detailed it under different heads of the Collectorate.
Who are responsible for development?
Deputy Commissioner Shri. RahugulPurwar IAS is head of the district. He takes care of the development functions of the district. The Deputy Development Commissioner (DDC) Mr.C.PiprianPrakashBhakla is exclusively dealing with all the development initiatives of the district.

Who are responsible for development?


Deputy Commissioner Shri. RahugulPurwar IAS is head of the district. He takes care of the development functions of the district. The Deputy Development Commissioner (DDC) Mr.C.PiprianPrakashBhakla is exclusively dealing with all the development initiatives of the district.





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