Ministry of Rural Development (India)
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The Ministry of Rural Development, a branch of the Government of India, is entrusted with the task of accelerating the socio-economic development of rural India. Its focus is on health, education, drinking water, housing and roads.
|Jurisdiction||Republic of India|
|Headquarters||Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi|
|Annual budget||₹122,398 crore (US$17 billion) (2020-21 est.) |
The ministry has two departments: Department of Rural Development and Department of Land Resources. Each is headed by a senior civil servant designated as the Secretary of the Department. Anita Choudhry is the secretary of Land Resources and Jugal Kishore Mahapatra, a senior bureaucrat from Odisha, is the secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development.
Department of Rural DevelopmentEdit
The department run three national-level schemes: Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) for rural roads development, Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) rural employment and for rural housing, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana It handles the administration of District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), and has three autonomous organisations under it:
- Council of Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART)
- National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD)
- National Rural Road Development Agency (NRRDA)
The Minister of Rural Development is the Chairman of these three organisations and the Secretary of the Ministry is the Vice Chairman. The Minister is currently Mr Narendra Singh Tomar, and the Secretary is Subrahmanyam Vijay Kumar.
Department of Land ResourcesEdit
The Department of Land Resources runs three national-level programs:
- Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojna (Watershed Development Component)
- Digital India Land Record Modernization Programme
- Neeranchal National Watershed Project
- Other Programmes
- GIZ led pilot Land Use Planning and Management Project
- Ease of Doing Business - Initiatives
[Upendrnath Verma 21 April, 1990 to 10 Nov., 1990] from Bihar Gaya
Ministers of StateEdit
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