District Rural Development Agency

District Rural Development Agency , Haridwar
E-Mail: pddrda2007@gmail[dot]com

ABOUT DEPARTMENT: In order to strengthen the District Rural Development Agencies in the wake of the need for an effective agency at the district level for anti-poverty program, a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme has been started from 01-04-1999, according to the administrative cost. This scheme will be completed by a separate budgetary provision, in which 75% of the center and 25% share of the state has been set up. District Rural Development Agency Is strong and professional to create and focus
District Rural Development Agency is the in-charge of planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of workers in the district whose main work is as follows

  • Providing information about the work and the tasks and needs of the people of the district and development block level, all done by them.
  • Co-ordination and supervision of survey etc., Preparation of Rehabilitation Schemes of Development Sections and Annual Action Plan, Preparation of District Plan
  • Monitoring and evaluating activities by government and non-governmental organizations to ensure effective implementation of the programs.
  • Ensuring inter-sectoral and inter-departmental coordination and cooperation
  • To disseminate the achievements of the workers and to give public information to the general public.
  • To submit monthly / fortnightly / annual report on prescribed formats.


  1. PRADHAN MANTRI AWAS YOJNA (GRAMIN)- . Public housing programme in the country started with the rehabilitation of refugees immediately after independence and since then, it has been a major focus area of the Government as an instrument of poverty alleviation. Rural housing programme,as an independent programme , started with Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) in January 1996. Although IAY addressed the housing needs in the rural areas, certain gaps were identified during the concurrent evaluations and the performance Audit by Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India in 2014. Now since 2016-17 this scheme is known as PMAY(G).
  2. DEENDAYAL ANTYODAYA YOJANA National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) -Aajeevika – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) was launched by the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India in June 2011. Aided in part through investment support by the World Bank, the Mission aims at creating efficient and effective institutional platforms of the rural poor, enabling them to increase household income through sustainable livelihood enhancements and improved access to financial services.
  3. Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme- The Members of Parliament Local Area Development Division is entrusted with the responsibility of implementation of Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS). Under the scheme, each MP has the choice to suggest to the District Collector for works to the tune of Rs.5 Crores per annum to be taken up in his/her constituency.
  4. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) -The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) announced the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) Antyodaya Diwas, on 25th September 2014. DDU-GKY is a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), tasked with the dual objectives of adding diversity to the incomes of rural poor families and cater to the career aspirations of rural youth.
  5. Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM)- As per Census of India statistics, the rural population in India, stands at 833 million, constituting almost 68% of the total population. Further, the rural population has shown a growth of 12% during the 2001-2011 period and there has been an increase in the absolute number of villages by 2279 units, during the same period.Large parts of rural areas in the country are not stand-alone settlements but part of a cluster of settlements, which are relatively proximate to each other. These clusters typically illustrate potential for growth, have economic drivers and derive locational and competitive advantages. Hence, making a case for concerted policy directives for such clusters. These clusters once developed can then be classified as ‘Rurban’. Hence taking cognizance of this, the Government of India, has proposed the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM), aimed at developing such rural areas by provisioning of economic, social and physical infrastructure facilities.

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