District Planning and Monitoring Unit (DPMU)


Government of Odisha has taken manifold strategies and steps to strengthen Decentralized Planning in the state. With this aim District planning & Monitoring Unit, (DPMUs) have been stabilised in all the thirty districts of the State. District Planning & Monitoring Unit (DPMU) Kalahandi was established in the year 2010 .DPMU is under the administrative control of the Planning & Convergence Department. The main function of this office is to prepare the Comprehensive District Plan (CDP).


  • Collecting, analysing, updating and maintaining desired district and sub-district level databases, and generating useful knowledge for local level planning.
  • Providing secretarial and technical support to DPC, Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) and Urban Local Bodies (ULB) for preparing and consolidating local level plans.
  • Assisting DPC in monitoring and evaluating the implementation of developmental programmes, and
  • Preparing shelf of projects and DPRs for development programmes.


There are three wings functioning in the DPMU.

  1. Planning Wing: The Planning Wing is responsible for preparing district development profiles and district atlas at different periods and making inventories of resources available in the different development sectors including land, water, minerals, forests, skilled and unskilled manpower and other resources.
  2. Statistical Wing: The Statistical Wing is responsible for collection and analysis of district and sub-district level data as may be considered desirable for preparation of district and sub-district plans and for other purposes.
  3. Analytical Wing: The Analytical Support Cell is responsible for providing high-end analytical and conceptual support to the DPC and other two Cells of the DPMU.


DPMU has been preparing the Comprehensive District Plans (CDP), scheme wise, in respect of the district sector schemes. To make district plans more effective, relevant information on the district wise outlays / allocations for various schemes under “District sector” are communicated to the concerned District Level Officers/other functionaries well in advance.

District Planning Committee ( DPC )

The District Planning Committee has been assisted by Technical Committees at the district and sub district level. This Amendment Act has been published in the Odisha Gazette on 22.12.2015 and came into force on 25.01.2016.
The Amendment of Odisha District Planning Committee Rules has been published in the Odisha Gazette and came into force on 29.01.2016. Government have appointed 15 MLAs as Chairpersons to District Planning Committees of 15 districts. Sri Balabhadra Majhi (Hon’ble MLA, Lanjigarh) has been appointed as DPC Chairperson of Kalahandi District.


There are number of schemes/programmes functioning in the DPMU.

    The Planning & Convergence Department is the Nodal Department for implementation of Member of Legislative Assembly Local Area Development Scheme (MLALADS), Special Problem Fund (SPF), Special Development Programme (SDP) and Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MLALADS). The funds under these schemes are spent in the constituencies in accordance with the relevant guidelines. The details of the schemes are given below.
  2. Biju KBK Plan
    The State Government have provided an outlay of Rs. 21750.00 Lakh to Kalahandi District 2006-07 to 2017-18 under the scheme. Out of which 18587.62 Lakhs has been utilised so far. The 4153 Nos of projects has been taken up and 3559 nos of projects completed. Under Biju KBK Plan for implementation of projects and programmes relating to Bijli, Sadak, Pani and Livelihood initiatives i.e., village electrification including street lighting, construction of concrete roads within the village or any other form of connectivity, creation of irrigation/drinking water sources and support for sustainable income and employment generating activities in the KBK districts. The District has been received 1950.00 Lakh for the year 2018-19.
    With a view to accelerate the pace of development in the Western Districts of the State, the Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) has been constituted. The jurisdiction of the Western Odisha Development Council extends over 10 districts namely Bargarh, Bolangir, Boudh,Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Sambalpur, Sonepur, Sundargarh and Athmallik Sub-Division of Angul district. The State Government have been allocating funds to the tune of Rs. 100 crore to WODC every year including a Special Grant of Rs. 50 crore since 2008-09.
    Since inception, the Council has approved 4154 Nos of Projects at an estimated cost of Rs. 194.95 Crore to Kalahandi District for taking up different projects under Road & Communication, Agricultural Development, Minor Irrigation, Construction of Check Dams, Installation of LIPs, Water Supply Schemes, Sinking of Tube Wells, Infrastructure Development grants to Schools & Colleges, Health Services, Electrification of villages, Const. of Community Centres & Kalyan Mandaps and Park & Play Ground Development etc. out of which 3773 Nos of Projects have been completed.
    With a view to increasing the participation of local people and their representatives in the planning process, the Members of Legislative Assembly Local Area Development Fund (MLALADS) has been introduced in the State of Odisha since 1997-98. Under this scheme, funds to the tune of Rs. 1.00 Crore per constituency are provided by the State Government every year. The MLALAD Fund is intended to be utilized for small but essential projects/works based on felt needs of the local people. It is also meant to be used for providing missing links to operationalize the non-operational plan assets for which funds cannot be provided under any other on-going programmes. The objective of the scheme is to enable Hon’ble MLAs to recommend works of development nature in their constituencies with emphasis on the creation of durable community assets based on locally felt needs. The Scheme has been regularly reviewed at the State and District level for expeditious implementation. Rs. 7339.00 lakhs have been released by the State Govt. to Kalahandi District up to the year 2017-18 against 7943 nos of projects sanctioned. Out of the funds, Rs. 6570.95 lakhs (89.53%) have been spent and 7568 (95%) projects have been completed. To accelerate the pace of development and to ensure creation of further value added assets in each constituency, the allocation during the year 2018-19 under the scheme has been proposed at Rs. 500.00 lakhs.
    The scheme “Special Development Programme” (SDP) has been introduced in the State during the year 2012-13. The scheme aims at taking up implementation of infrastructure development projects up to Rs. 50.00 lakh per Assembly Constituency per annum. Since 2012-13, Rs. 1500.00 lakhs has been released to Kalahandi district by the State Govt. up to the year 2017-18 against 439 projects sanctioned. Out of the funds Rs. 1053.00 (70.02 %) Lakhs has been spent, and 337 (76.76%) projects have been completed. The allocation during the year 2018-19 under the scheme is also proposed at Rs. 250.00 Lakhs.
    This Scheme has been introduced by Government of India in the year 1993-94. Under the Scheme, each MP has the choice to suggest to the District Collector for executing works to the tune of Rs. 5 Cr per annum to be taken up in his / her Parliamentary Constituency since 2011-12. The Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament can recommend works in one or more districts in the State from where he /she has been elected. The Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation is the Nodal Ministry for the implementation of the Scheme in accordance with the guidelines. The objective of the scheme is to enable the Hon’ble MPs to recommend works of developmental nature with emphasis on the creation of durable community assets based on the locally felt needs to be taken up in their Constituencies. The progress of the works that have been approved and are implemented under the scheme is monitored on a regular basis. Besides, there is a dedicated M.I.S. Portal for entry of all relevant information on regular basis by the nodal districts.
    The funds are released by Government of India to the nodal district Collectors directly. The State Government has constituted a District level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) under the Chairmanship of the concerned Collectors to review the progress of the Scheme from time to time. Government of India have released Rs. 7715.00 Lakhs to Kalahandi District under the Scheme from its inception and funds to the extent of Rs. 6806.54 Lakhs i.e. (88%) have been spent. The total number of projects sanctioned so far is 3025 out of which 2857 (94%) projects have been completed.
    The Special Problem Fund (SPF) Scheme was launched by the State Government during 1997-98 and it is implemented in accordance with the SPF Guidelines. The Scheme aims at taking up projects of special nature in the State. The amount was being utilized in accordance with the rules and procedures applicable for normal grant of untied fund till 1999-2000. The maximum ceiling limit for a project under the scheme has been pegged at Rs. 10.00 lakh.
    An amount of Rs. 2288.80 Lakhs has been allotted by the Govt. up to March, 2018 to Kalahandi District, out of which Rs.1287.86 Lakh (56%) has been spent. The Scheme is regularly reviewed by the Planning & Convergence Department. The total no of projects sanctioned so far is 1429 out of which, 771 (54%) projects have been completed.
  8. Biju Gram Jyoti Yojana (BGJY)
    Biju Gram Jyoti Yojan has been launched by the Govt. in 2007-08. Till date the District has been received Rs.4117.50 lakhs by the mean of which around Rs.3718.53 lakhs has already been utilised. The motto of the scheme is to electrified the un-electrified villages and BPL household connection to the BPL beneficiaries. Till date 813 villages has already been electrified and 6975 Nos BPL households has covered under the scheme.
  9. Biju Saharanchal Vidyutikaran Yojana (BSVY)
    Biju Saharanchal Vidyutikaran Yojana has introduced by the Govt. in 2010-11. Since inception of this scheme the Kalahandi District has been received Rs.553.35 lakhs out of which Rs. 477.62 lakhs has already been expended. Under the scheme 150 nos of Slums have been taken up of 4 ULBs such as Bhawanipatna Municipality, Kesinga NAC, Dharamgarh NAC, Junagarh NAC and 1277 Nos BPL households has covered under Kutirajyoti Yojana. By the end of the upcoming year all the slums will be electrified through this scheme.
    The new Scheme “Critical Gap Fund” has been introduced in Kalahandi District during the year 2016-17.
    The Schemes aims to address the basic rural infrastructure needs on priority with special emphasis on zero connectivity areas, health and drinking water etc. Since inception of this scheme the Kalahandi District has been received Rs.3.16 crores out of which Rs. 2.66 crores has already been expended. The total nos of projects sanctioned so far is 95. Allotment for implementation of aforesaid scheme during 2017-18 has been communicated to 30 districts on the basis of their population.
    Government have delegated power relating to sanction of projects to Chairperson of District Planning Committee Sri Balabhadra Majhi (Hon’ble MLA, Lanjigarh).

Agricultural Statistics

Establishment of an Agency for Reporting on Agricultural Statistics (EARAS)

EARAS with 100 percent central assistance is being implemented in the State through the Directorate of Economics & Statistics since 1976-77. The objective of the scheme is to estimate the area, yield rate and production of the major crops Paddy at Block level and twelve important minor crops at district level. The estimates in respect of these 13 crops are used as official estimates by Government of Odisha as well as by Government of India.

During 2017-18 the Land Utilization Survey in 446 sample villages was made and about 1706 CCE on Paddy for the Kharif Season in Kalahandi dist. has already been conducted. The estimation of Area, yield rate & production of Paddy and selected minor crops for the KharifSeason has also been conducted and the report submitted to the Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Odisha, Bhubaneswar.

During 2018-19, 2170 CCE are expected to be conducted in Kalahandi district.

Improvement of Crop Statistics (ICS)

This Scheme has been implemented in Odisha since 1976-77. The main objective of the scheme is to identify deficiencies in implementation of the “EARAS”Scheme relating to collection of Area and yield statistics through joint efforts of Central and State Authorities.
During 2016-17, the sample check on Area enumeration work in 14 sample villages and 70 Crop Cutting Experiments under paddy and minor crops like Maize, Biri, Kulthy, Mung, and aggregation of area have already been completed for all seasons in Kalahandi district.
During 2017-18, the Area enumeration work and crop cutting experiments for paddy and minor crops and aggregation of Area for Autumn &Winter Seasons of Klalahandi district under the Scheme has been completed. The filled-in-schedules on Crop Cutting Experiments for both Autumn and Winter Paddy for 2017-18 has already been sent to the Director, Economics & Statistics, Odisha , Bhubaneswar.
During 2018-19, the sample check on area enumeration work and Crop Cutting Experiments for Paddy and minor crops like Maize, Biri, Kulthy, Mung, Mustard will be conducted.

Grountnut Estimation
Paddy Cropcutting estimate

Pradhan MantriFasalBimaYojana (PMFBY)

The main objective of the scheme is to provide insurance coverage and financial support to the farmers in case of crop loss on the basis of yield data of DES in respect of notified crops like Paddy, Maize, Mustard, Kulthy, and Groundnut. The yield estimation for PMFBY has been provided by Directorate of Economics & Statistics since 2010-11.
GP/ULB wise yield rate for paddy ( bothKharif and Rabi) as well as minor crops like Maize, Groundnut, Mustard, Kulthy, Mung for the Agricultural Year 2016-17 has been estimated and resultant yield rate has been submitted to the Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Odisha, Bhubaneswar.
During 2017-18, GP/ULB wise yield rate for Paddy (bothKharif& Rabi) as well as blockwise yield data of 4 minor crops like Groundnut, Maize, Mustard and Birihas already been estimated and resultant yield rate has already been submitted to DES, Odisha, Bhubaneswar. The same work will be conducted during 2018-19.

Agriculture Labour Wages

Agricultural Labour Wages and cost of certain items based on farm cultivation are being collected regularly from 4 centers (i.e.Bhawanipatna, jaipatna, M.Rampur&Th.Rampur) of Kalahandi district. After necessary scrutiny and compilation, consolidated monthly reports on Agricultural Labour wages are being submitted to the Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Odisha, Bhubaneswar. Consolidated statement of Agricultural Labour Wages upto the month of March-2018 in respect of the above 4 centers of Kalahandi district has already been sent to the Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Odisha, Bhubaneswar. This work will be continued during 2018-19 also.

Annual Survey of Industries (A.S.I.)

The Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) is being conducted annually in Odisha in collaboration with the Central Statistical Office (CSO IS wing), Government of India since 1960. At present, data collection, scrutiny and data entry in respect of 2014-15 & 2015-16 are under progress at DES level.
During the year 2018-19 the field survey of ASI 2016-17 will be taken up in the district following the guidelines of CSO, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI).

Index of Industrial Production(IIP)

The District Level Index Industrial Production (IIP) with base year 2011-12 comprising 6 Industrial Units (i.e. Siba Garments, Kesinga, Natural Cotton, Kesinga, RaghavTyresPvtltd,Dumermunda, Kesinga, Subas Iron & Agricultural Industries, Kesinga. OMFED, Bhawanipatna, Vedanta, Lanjigarh), against 17 items has been compiled on quarterly basis since 2012-13 to 2016-17 (1st quarter).

National Sample Survey.

  1. Introduction-The National Sample Survey(NSS),set up by the Government of India in 1950 to collect socio-economic data employing scientific sampling methods,will start its 75th round from 1st July 2017.The survey will continue up to 30th June 2018.
    ii)Subject coverage- NSS 75th round will cover the subject “Household Consumer Expenditure ,Household Social Consumption:Health& Household Social Cosumption :Education.
  2. Objective of the Survey-All three subjects to be covered in this round are the prime source of statistical indicators on social consumption and well being, level of living and inequality thereof.
    1. Objective of the Household Consumer Expenditure Survey(CES)-In Household Consumer Expenditure Survey every household is distinctly identified economic unit of consumption of goods & services used for the direct satisfaction of individual needs and wants or the collective needs of members of the community and not for further transformation in production.Firstly ,as an indicator of level of living ,monthly per capita consumption expenditure(MPCE) of the household is both simple and universally applicable.
    2. Objective of Survey on “Household Consumption:Health-The Survey of health aims to generate basic quantitative information on the Health Sector.A vital component is the information relevant to the determination of the prevalence rate of morbidity among various age –sex groups & different region of the country..Further,,measurement of the of the extent of use of health services provided by Government is an indispensable part of the exercise.Special attention is given to hospitalization,or medical care received as in-patient of medical institution. The aliments for which such medical care is sought ,the extent of use of Government Hospitals and the expenditure incurred on treatment received from public and private sectors, are all to be investigated by the survey. Break-up of expenditure by various heads is to be estimated for expenses on medical care received both as in-patient and otherwise.
    3. Objective of Survey on ‘House hold Social Consumption :Education-The main objective of the Survey on :Household Social consumption : Education conducted by NSSO is to build indicators on participation of the person in education system, expenditure incurred on education of the household members and on various aspects of those currently not attending education(i.e,for the persons who never enrolled or whoever enrolled but currently not attending education)

    There are 16”nos.of rural & 4” nos of Urban samples in this district for field survey. The field survey of this round will be completed on 30th June 2018.


The DPMU(Statistical Wing) Kalahandi is entrusted with the collection of different Farm Harvest & wholesale Prices of Agricultural goods ,Producers prices of livestock & their product and whole sale prices of cattle feed from selected markets..During the Year 2017-18,the Farm harvest prices and wholesale prices (Agricultural Crops) are collected from 4 nos. of rural markets. The whole prices of cattle feed ,Producers prices of animals,birds,meat,fish,egg,milk,and milk product are also collected from Bhawanipatna Urban market quarterly.

The base year price (from January 2017 to December 2017) has been collected from 6”nos.of rural & 2”nos of Urban markets & sent to DES(O) BBSR for compilation of district level Price Index (CPI) on monthly basis from 2018 onwards.

Basic Statistics for Local Level Development (BSLLD)

The aim of this Scheme is collection of Village Level Statistics which serves as input to the strategic plans & programme of the Government at grass root level. During 2017-18 the Village Level Survey has been conducted in 2253 nos.of Villages in this district by the field staffs.


Housing Cell Urban
  1.  Housing Cell (NBO) Urban
    The DPMU(Statistical Wing) Kalahandi, collects prices of building materials & wages rates of construction labour quarterly from Bhawanipatna Urban & sent DES(O) BBSR up to the quarter ending March 2018 for onward transmission to NBO.
  2.  Housing Cell(Rural)
    The DPMU(Statistical Wing) also collects prices of building materials & Wage rates of construction labour quarterly from Jaipatna & Utkela Centers & sent to DES(O)BBSR up to the quarter ending March 2018.

10th Agricultural Census

The Agricultural Census is a Central Plan Scheme and implemented in the State with the objective to collect data on operational holdings and area operated including land utilization ,cropping pattern, livestock, Agricultural machinery & implements, Use of fertilizer & pesticides ,use of certified seeds and agricultural credit.


The District Statistical Hand Book 2015 of this district has been published during the Year 2017-18.

6thEconomic Census

Economic Census is a Central Plan Scheme fully funded by Government of India. The aim of the scheme is to count all establishment located in the geographical boundaries of the State. It covers all enterprises engaged either in Agricultural (except crop production & tree plantation) or in non-agricultural activities. The district report on 6thEconomic Census has already been published during 2017-18.

Official Statistics .

The DPMU(Statistical Wing) Kalahandi, collects various types of Annual return during 2017-18 such as;

  1. Registered Legal Practitioners
  2. Death due to snake bites& attack of other wild Animals.
  3. Street Accident due to conveyance.
  4. Natural calamities.
  5.  Land revenue statistics.
  6. OST/CST.
  7. Entertainment Tax.
  8. Excise Statistics.
  9. Small Savings Statistics
  10. Registration Statistics.