Frequently Asked Questions
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The SPV Society is a Society registered under the Meghalaya Societies Registration Act 1983 for implementing development schemes in the areas around the Lafarge-Umiam Mining Areas of East Khasi Hills. The Headquarters of the Society is located in Shillong and the address is “Special Purpose Vehicle Society, Temple Road, Lachumiere, Shillong – 793001”.
The funds for the Society are provided by the Special Purpose Vehicle Committee which is appointed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
Yes. The Society can open an Account /Accounts with any firms, bank or banks.
The area of operation of the Society covers Elakas/villages within a perimeter distance of 50 Km from the mining area.
The Society provides financial assistance to the people of the area for implementation of livelihood (individual) schemes and also for community projects. The individual schemes include horticulture, irrigation, agriculture, Animal husbandry, beekeeping, assistance for studying in a technical discipline outside the State, domestic sanitary latrines etc. The community projects include water supply. Sanitation, community hall, roads, footpaths, village playground, school buildings, excursion for students of the local schools, games and sports.
In the case of livelihood (individual) schemes, every family residing in the locality can apply. In the case of horticulture and plantation schemes, non-resident persons having land in the area may also apply. In respect to community projects, the concerned school management, the village authorities etc can make an application.
Though the Society has prescribed the application form, the applicants may also submit their application in plain paper stating the particulars as required in the prescribed form.
Financial assistance is provided to any particular house-hold once in every 3 (three) or 4 (four) years.
In the case of livelihood project, the period for completion is 1 (one) year. In the case of plantation project, 1 (one) year to 3 (three) years, In the case of a community project, 2 (two) years are allotted.
In the case of individual schemes, the beneficiaries themselves will implement the schemes. In the case of community projects like playgrounds, community halls, the village authorities will implement the schemes. In the case of water supply, irrigation and roads, the MGCC will implement the schemes.
The Society is trying to impart training to the beneficiaries through Govt. institutions available in the State or outside the State.
The LPICs, as the local agencies of the Society, are to oversee the progress of implementation of schemes. The Society also deputes its Consultants and experts to supervise and inspect the schemes and projects.
The LPICs are required to receive the application and to submit the same to the Society with recommendation and reasons for those schemes which they do not recommend.
The LPICs are required to receive the application and to submit Individual beneficiaries, village communities, school authorities, local clubs etc owned the schemes financed by the Society.
The Society will enquire into such cases, and if found genuine, will inform the village authorities for necessary action if any or suspend future financial assistance to such defaulting beneficiaries.
The Society will enquire into such cases, and if found genuine, The schemes and projects implemented by the Society are special and are, therefore, supplementary to any schemes and projects that have been taken up by the Government or any agencies in the areas.
The SPV Society does not have any relation with the Lafarge-Umiam Mining Pvt. Ltd.
In the case of individual schemes, the extent of financial assistance is about 70 % of the estimated cost. In the case of infrastructure community projects, the assistance provided is 100 % subject to the certain maximum amount fixed by the Society.
Yes. But the scheme can be provided only from one LPIC, not both.
Yes. Information of every house-hold is readily available.
Apart from the statutory audit, there is a departmental audit and also audit by the Accountant General.