Ministry of Rural Development Current Affairs, GK & News

Yuktdhara: New portal launched under Geoportal Bhuvan

The government launched a new geospatial planning portal called ‘Yuktdhara’ under Bhuvan. It was launched by Giriraj Singh, Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. Key Facts about Yuktdhara This new portal will help in facilitating new MGNREGA assets with the help of remote sensing as well as geographic information system-based data. Portal will also ..

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GoI to create 75 lakh Self Help Group by 2022

On March 8, 2020, Minister of Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar announced that more than 17 lakh Self Help Groups (SHGs) are to be developed by 2022. Currently, there are more than 60 lakh self help groups in the country mobilizing 6 crore women. Highlights The Self-Help Groups will be provided funds for their livelihood ..

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Fourth Anniversary of Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission launch observed

The fourth Anniversary of the launch of Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM) was observed on 21st February. In 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Mission under the Ministry of Rural Development, on the same date. Under the mission, well planned Rurban clusters are created to stimulate local economic development and thereby creating an ..

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MoU for Strengthening Rural Poor Institutions signed with Gates Foundation

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Wednesday, 24th January 2020. The MoU inked is under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM). The MoU aims to strengthen the rural poor institutions at the grass-root ..

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J&K achieves highest road length in country under PMGSY in 2019

During the current fiscal year so far, the Jammu and Kashmir has achieved the highest road length in country under Centre’s rural roads’ programme of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), a centrally-sponsored scheme under the Union Ministry of Rural Development. This significant accomplishment involves completion of around 11,400 kilometres of different road projects covering ..

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