Department of Rural Development

Mr. L C Goyal
Secretary

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Past Secretaries

Mr. S.Vijay Kumar
01/02/2012 to 30/09/2013

Vision

Sustainable and inclusive growth of rural India

Mission

Sustainable and inclusive growth of rural India through a multi pronged strategy for eradication of poverty by increasing livelihood opportunities, providing social safety net and developing infrastructure for growth and improvement of quality of life in rural India.

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The Department of Rural Development is implementing a number of programmes in rural areas through the state Governments for poverty reduction,employment generation, rural infrastructure habitant development, provision of basic minimum services etc. The important programmes presently being implemented by the Department are :

  • Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)
  • Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY)
  • Rural Housing (Indira Awaas Yojana)
  • DRDA Administration
  • Training Schemes
  • Promotion of Voluntary Schemes and Social Action Programme, organization of beneficiaries,  advancement and dissemination of rural technology through CAPART.
  • Monitoring mechanism.
 
Keeping in view the fact that Rural Roads are vital to economic growth and measures for poverty alleviation in the village, Government have launched a 100% Centrally Sponsored Scheme called the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).  The Programme seeks to provide connectivity to all unconnected habitations in the rural areas with a population of more than 500 persons through good All-weather roads by the end of the Tenth Plan Period.  In respect of the Hill States (North-East, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttaranchal) and the Desert Areas, the objective would be to connect habitations with a population of 250 persons and above.
 
The Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) is the single self employment programme for the rural poor.  The Yojana which came in to effect from 1.4.1999, has been conceived as a holistic programme covering all aspects of self employment like organization of rural poor into Self Help Groups (SHGs) and their capacity building, training, planning of activity clusters, infrastructure development, financial assistance through bank credit and subsidy and marketing support etc.

 

  1. Providing for the enhancement of livelihood security of households in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in every financial year to every household
  2. Providing livelihood opportunities by effective implementation of NRLM
  3. Provision of all-weather rural connectivity to unconnected rural habitations and upgradation of existing roads
  4. Providing basic housing and homestead to BPL households in rural areas
  5. Providing social assistance to the elderly, widow and disabled persons
  6. Capacity Development and Training
  7. Promote Voluntary Action
  8. Increase transparency and accountability through Social Audit
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
Enhance livelihood security of households in rural areas State Govenments, Ministry of Fiance, Planning Commission Reduction in rural poverty %          
Improved all-weather rural road connectivity State Govenments, Ministry of Fiance, Planning Commission Habitations covered No. 6537 4000 3500 3700 4000
    Length of rural roads constructed/upgraded in Kms Kms. 30995 33500 27000 28600 30800
Enhance basic housing to BPL households in rural areas State Govenments, Ministry of Fiance, Planning Commission Increase in coverage of rural households % 90.64 90 90 90 90
Improved social assistance to the elderly, widow and disabled persons State Govenments, Ministry of Fiance, Planning Commission Increase in beneficiaries % 258 271(105) 315(100) 315(100) 315(100)

 

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