PURWAKARTA REGENCY-Based on Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) data as of March 2017, the poverty rate in West Java has decreased. However, this decrease was not significant from 8.77% to 8.71% or decreased by only 0.006% of the target 1% per year. That is, there are still about 4 million more West Java residents still live in poverty line.
Despite the downturn, West Java Vice Governor Deddy Mizwar (Demiz) has asked the districts / municipalities, agencies, and related institutions to continue to focus on this poverty issue. Therefore, important coordination meetings will be held in every BKPP Region. Program approaches that can be done to reduce poverty, through social protection to poor families, improve the quality of basic services, and improve economic empowerment of the community.
Such an approach will not work effectively without a definite budget and the data of the poor. To that end, Demiz requested the relevant departments and leading sector to avoid copy paste budget and keep updating poverty data in the form of integrated data system.
"I hope that the related sector or the leading sector is always coordinated, so there really is togetherness, the clarity of the target in the implementation so that the right program, the right activities, the right location, and also the right budget If you can avoid copy paste (budget) yes Well, so as not to copy paste West Java Province trying to build a database in Bangusapemda (Development of Local Potential Analysis), and in it there is valid data of each district, every village even by name by address So it can be evaluated there, "said Vice Governor Demiz in Coordination Meeting of the Regional Poverty Reduction Coordination Team (TKPKD) for BKPP Region II Purwakarta at the Office of the Coordinating Agency for Government and Development (BKPP) Region II Purwakarta, Siliwangi Street No. 1, Purwakarta Regency, Friday (13/10/17).
With the existence of valid data and updates, every poor family will be able to know what poverty reduction program has been received. According to Demiz, at least every poor family received four assistance programs, namely Indonesia Smart Card (KIP), Healthy Indonesia Card (KIS), Family Hope Program (PKH), and Rice Prosperity or Rastra. Validity and update of this data system will be able to determine the accuracy of the program and location of the target, so that the budget disbursed can be accountable and accountable properly.
"I saw yesterday in one village alone that got four or even five programs but one family can not be altogether. Add when there is a poor family touched by the social program earlier, direct update, so easy to evaluate. given the help of the family is still poor or has moved not so poor, so easy to evaluate and easy to determine the next strategy, "said Demiz.
"I do not play about this poverty, because as a leader this is the responsibility," he continued.
Institutional strengthening and data integration system is the capital of effort in alleviating poverty problem. Therefore, real time data and integrated data systems need to be implemented to ensure accountability of absorption and accuracy of budget targets.
"We need mutual commitment, synergy together, overlapping and there are data that is always updated so that it is right on target, which family, its location where, so the budget can be accounted for, that is the importance of synergy," said Vice Governor.
Meanwhile, on this occasion the Head of BKPP Region II Purwakarta Muhammad Toha explained about the poverty figures that exist in his working area. Toha said the poverty rate in BKPP Region II Purwakarta still 25% of the number of families in West Java.
"Region II is still contributing significant poverty rate, quite significant, among others can be seen from the number of low-income households, which is 25 percent of the number of families in West Java and the number of beneficiary families (KPM) Rastra and BPNT (Help Non Cash Food, "Toha said in the coordination meeting.
Most low-income Households still exist in Karawang Regency reaching 161 thousand households. While Subang Regency 125 thousand, Bekasi Regency 92 thousand, Bekasi City 62 thousand, and Purwakarta 48 thousand.
While the recipient Rastra in Karawang regency is still the highest this year, as many as 142,317 beneficiary families (KPM). Subang Regency 112,891 KPM, Bekasi Regency 96,601 KPM, Bekasi Municipality 68,258 KPM, and Purwakarta Regency 46,582 KPM. So the total number of KPMs reaches 469,644 or 18.66% of the total KPM and BPNT recipients of 2.5 million Households.
"Various efforts have been made by the District / City Government, both directly and indirectly affecting the reduction of poverty through various programs and excellent activities, "said Toha.
One of the innovations that has been done is by the Government of Purwakarta Regency through the Purwakarta guarantee program. The program, also known as Jampi, is a health service program for Purwakarta people who previously had never received health services from the Government.