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

Back to Village Programme of Jammu and Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir government has embarked on an ambitious initiative under ‘Back to the Village’ to reach out to the people at the grassroots level. Back to Village The initiative would focus on four main goals Energizing panchayats. Collecting feedback on the delivery of government schemes/programmes. Capturing specific economic potential. Undertaking assessment of needs ..

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 ..

National Rurban Mission (NRM)

On 22 February 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Rurban Mission (NRM) from Kurubhat in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh. The mission, also dubbed as “Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission” (SPMRM) aims to spur social, economic and infrastructure development in rural areas by developing a cluster of 300 Smart Villages over the next 3 ..