Ministry of Rural Development: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

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 ..

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 ..

Ministry of Rural Development organizes 2019 SARAS Aajeevika Mela

On 12th October 2019, the SARAS Aajeevika Mela has been organised by the Ministry of Rural Development at India Gate Lawns in New Delhi and will carry on till October 23. It was formally inaugurated by Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. The aim of this SARAS Mela to bring the rural women Self Help ..

PMGSY and Rural Employment: World Bank Study

On 10th July, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) headed by the Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has approved the third phase of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY-III). PMGSY-III PMGSY-III focuses on the consolidation of 1.25-lakh km of existing rural roads connecting villages to rural agricultural markets, higher secondary schools and hospitals. ..

The nationwide Action Research Project of Gram Panchayat development scheme launched Gwalior

The nationwide Action Research Project of Gram Panchayat development scheme has been inaugurated by the Minister of Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar at a function organized at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh on October 1. The project is designed for the sustainable and holistic development of rural areas of the country. According to official information, the ..

India signs loan agreement with World Bank to provide additional financing for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Rural Roads Project

On May 31, the Government of India (GoI) and the World Bank (WB) have signed a $500 million loan agreement to provide additional financing for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Rural Roads Project. The project will be implemented by Union Ministry of Rural Development. The Ministry will build 7,000 km of climate resilient ..

Rural Housing Schemes in India

Our country is an agrarian economy and 70% of Indian population resides in rural area. Government is working towards the upliftment of the people living in rural areas. Various schemes have been implemented since independence to provide them resources for the development and growth of living standards. Rural Housing scheme is one of them. Rural ..

Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY)

This Scheme was launched after a review and restructuring of the erstwhile Integrated Rural Development Program(IRDP) and allied schemes like Training of Rural Youth for Self Employment (TRYSEM), Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas (DWCRA), Million Wells Scheme (MWS), Supply of Improved Toolkits to Rural Artisans (SITRA) & Ganga Kalyan Yojna. SGSY was ..