Village Grain Bank
Village Grain Bank is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme which aims at providing Food Security, to safeguard against starvation during the period of natural calamity or during the lean Season where the food insecure households do not have sufficient resources to purchase ration.
In Meghalaya, the Central Government has allotted Fund of Rs. 5, 36,800/- for establishment of 44 Village Grain Banks in the State during 2006 – 2007 @ Rs. 12,200/- per Grain Bank. The Central Fund received is meant for Training, Storage, Monitoring and Evaluation including the 50 % Central share on Transportation cost.
The matter for establishment / setting up of Grain Banks has been taken up by the State with the Deputy Commissioners in all Districts. So far, 44 Grain Banks out of 44 sanctioned by the Central Government have been established and Fund for the purpose of Training, Storage, Monitoring and Evaluation for each identified Grain Bank has been released through the respective Deputy Commissioners.
Location of Village Grain Banks in Meghalaya
|Serial Number||District–wise||Location of Village Grain Bank|
|Name f Development Block||Location of Village Grain banks|
|1.||East Khasi Hills District, Shillong||Mawphlang||Sohksar|
|2.||West Khasi Hills District, Nongstoin||Nongstoin||Mawrynniaw|
|3.||Ri-Bhoi District, Nongpoh||Umsning||Tyrso|
|4.||Jaintia Hills District, Jowai||Thadlaskein||Nongtalem|
|5.||West Garo Hills District, Tura||Rongram||Chandigre|
|6.||East Garo Hills District, Williamnagar||Samanda||Nengmandalgre|
|Rongjeng||Rong A. Kong|
|7.||South Garo Hills District, Baghmara||Baghmara||Siju|