Jamshedpur-Kalinganagar Corridor – DELTA Microplanning

The success of the Tata Trusts’ DELTA programme and its scalability across geographies paved way for a unique micro-planning initiative. The Trusts, along with Tata Steel, implemented the framework for data-intensive microplanning for the Jamshedpur-Kalinganagar corridor, to positively impact a population of 366,000 people in the region.

Under this programme, the district administrations of the East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum, and Saraikela-Kharsawan districts in Jharkhand, and Jajpur and Kendujhar in Odisha have flagged-off the facilitation of micro planning in 72 gram panchayats covering 450 villages. These villages are located on both sides of the national highway stretching starting from Jamshedpur in Jharkhand and extending 270 km south to Duburi and Kalinganagar in Odisha.

Key highlights of the programme

  • A monitoring dashboard has been set-up to track the progress along the corridor, with each village and institution being geo-tagged.
  • Collection of development-oriented data in five districts, spread across two states -- Jharkhand and Odisha.
  • Preparation of Village Development Plans (VDP) through participatory micro planning for 450 villages and ratification of VDPs/GPDPs in the palli sabha, gram sabha/aam sabha.
  • Data captured for over 150 indicators, which are mapped to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Key achievements

  • A trained project team consisting of 80 staff members, along with 557 community volunteers deployed for the completion of DELTA micro planning along the corridor.
  • Partnerships built with the district administrations for timely and effective roll-out of the micro planning programme. The district collectors have issued letters, marking copies to relevant government departments to provide necessary support during the micro planning process in selected gram panchayats of Jharkhand and Odisha.
  • Data collection through the DELTA app and PRA was completed in 440 villages covering more than 92,671 households, 623 anganwadi centres, 600 schools, and 62 health facilities in 71 gram panchayats of Jharkhand and Odisha. The qualitative data collection process was completed in all 68 gram panchayats using PRA tools.
  • The gram sabha and palli sabha was held in 430 villages along the corridor with the participation of more than 19,000 community members. It was historic to note that these sabhas were organised in most of the locations for the first time and in true spirit.

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